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Poll Question: What do you use as your primary camera?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2015 at 03:57
In 2014 A57 was my most used and loved camera with seldom used a580 as a backup.
A57 sold me on EVF so I just could not resist recent deal and got A77ii (love that EVF), what may become my primary camera in 2015.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2015 at 21:07
Tried a NEX-6 before I got the A77. Hated the menus and the body size.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2015 at 21:25
NEX5N. Sold the NEX 6, miss VF, but will need AF speed (and hopefully accuracy), so will at some point likely get the A6000.

I'm not sure why the NEX5N jpeg motor turns even some low ISO shots to waterpaintings; do not shoot jpeg but the previews suffer.

Have never had any timing with buy/sell things, managed to buy the NEX 6 a month or two before the A6000 was released and its value fell off a cliff. The A6000 appears to have held quite steady for a while now. Laws of physics dictate that if I purchase it, a comet will hit earth and end all life. Or some such :p
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2015 at 19:58
I have always used the cheapest Sony cameras. My first was an A200 and now I have used an A37 for two years. I am very satisfied with it and I hope I will be able to buy (upgrade) a new entry-level A-mount camera two or three or four years later for the same price as A200 or A37 (they were of absolutely same price).
α37 - Tamron 17-50 - Min 28-105, 35-105 (O), 35-70/4, Beercan, 135/2.8; Sony 50/1.4 - Σ EF-500 DG SUPER
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2015 at 21:53
LoL, that might happen if you purchase the A6000 in the year 2016. Sony seems to refresh their higher-end camera models every 1.5-2 years. That's the reason why I jumped at an a5100 with kit lens for $310USD this past holiday season. Granted it was an open-box return but I figured I wouldn't see it for that low and haven't since.

If I go somewhere and know I'll be taking photos then I bring my a77 only because I already have the lenses and gear I would ever need ready in a "go" bag. I got the a5100 because I thought it'd be ideal to grab for impromptu fun outings and I've been very impressed with the shots I've taken even with the kit lens! (but I'm just a hobbyist and not a professional photographer). Now I"m trying to resist fully converting but think I'm loosing the fight (bought the 16mm with fisheye converter, LA-EA2 converter and recently the 55-210mm lenses lol).

Eventually I do want to upgrade to a FF. The question is will it be an iteration of the a99 or A7. Hopefully I have another 1.5-2 years to think about it :P.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2015 at 23:13
Just purchased an A850 - only 2200 shutter actuations so is pristine - suits the set of FF minolta lenses I carried forward from film days - moves my A700 to secondary status - I am a bit of a Luddite in this digital era it appears.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2015 at 22:33
Since 2,5 years the A57 is my main & only camera. Very happy and with 80.000+ shutter actuations (how many does Sony have on it's warranty?) still going strong. Together with the CZ24 f/2 this is my favoriet set up.
The A7S looks very tempting to me, the price not so !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2015 at 22:37
upgraded to a6000 last summer still have the a700 but not using it very much these days
happy a6000 and A7II user and bokeh lover :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2015 at 07:01
No primary body for me anymore, maybe in terms of shutter clicks my a65 would be in the lead (mostly for macro with Sigma 70) but in number of actual keepers per month I'd guess it's pretty much par to my a450 (for wildlife with my longest lenses) and a7 (with manual focus lenses for the day prime challenge and wacky experimenting).
a450, a500, a65, a7, 700si & other 35 mm bodies, Sig 15-30, sam 30 2.8 macro, Pentax 40 2.8 pan, Sig 70 f2.8 macro, Vivi 90 f2.8 macro, Mino 100-400 apo, 300 f4, 500 f8, 600 f4
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