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Old Oct 29, 2003, 8:50 PM   #1
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Default Minolta A1 or wait for Sony 828??

I'm selling my 7Hi and will be replacing. Should I seriously consider the A1 or should I wait for the Sony 828? Does anyone know if the 828 is going to incorporate a continuous drive shooting mode? If not, my choice has already been made.

I like to shoot a lot of sporting events, especially indoors (hockey).

Should I say to heck with both of those and just bite the bullet and buy the Digital Rebel? The addition of lenses could pose a problem with the Rebel and I don't know if I (or my wife) are up for lugging that much camera equipment around for all-around use.

Help me, before I drive myself insane with this decision!
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 9:02 PM   #2
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About the A-1; see my post about its BC-400 battery charger in the 'Battery and Power Supply' sebtion of this forum!
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 9:06 PM   #3
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Wow - that's interesting. Definitely not a "good" thing to think about when making my decision.

I'm hoping you got a bad charger and not bad batteries. Have you had any discussion with Minolta regarding your problem or have you tried a different charger?
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Right now I'm waiting for the guy at the camera store to talk to the Minolta rep. I sent an e-mail to Minolta and will phone them tomorrow. I will keep you posted.
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Just another data point to consider... I'm quite amazed by the F828 and anxiously await it arrival as well, but one has to realize that this is a rather large and heavy camera even to dSLR standard:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...highlight=sony

It's definetly an interesting camera at quite an astonishing price though...
But so is the A1 with an IS system capable of 1/20s @ 200mm... All hard decision!
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 7:07 AM   #6
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I realize that it is a large camera but I'm also used to lugging around my 2100 UZI which is not small by any standards either.

I do like the IS in the A1. It has really seemed to make a big difference in the UZI.

All these choices - if we could only just buy them all!
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Old Oct 30, 2003, 7:29 AM   #7
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... and heavy too @ 955g (2lb 3oz)!

Here we go, the camera can double as a dumbbell for exercising (but then some folks also equate 'heftyness' for quality or 'tank' like built)...

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