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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Dec 10, 2009, 8:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By StevieDgpt
Not only does Sony fix prices (as TCav stated),...

Not only does Sony fix prices (as TCav stated), but the big, big boys

(such as B&H, WallyWorld, BestBuy, Newegg, Dell, Crutchfield, Amazon et al) account for about 90% of the cameras sold in this...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 24, 2009, 8:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,274
Posted By StevieDgpt
Many of these "sales" are 1) established...

Many of these "sales" are

1) established price. Nothing special to write home to mother about. If you are stupid enough to think it is really "on sale" then the vendor will be more than happy...
Forum: General Discussion Nov 12, 2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,287
Posted By StevieDgpt
Super Moderator

Hmmmm.....

What do you get with the "Super Moderator" classification?

The "Stud Quarterback" always got the hot cheerleader, do "Super Moderators" get the hot photo models?
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Oct 31, 2009, 1:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,370
Posted By StevieDgpt
Bang for the Buck? SAL100M28 Fantastic as...

Bang for the Buck? SAL100M28

Fantastic as a macro lens. While the 50M28 is shaper, but the standoff distance (meaning the minumum focusing distance) is longer for the 100M28 which makes it...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 27, 2009, 8:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By StevieDgpt
Shooting with a 70+ mm lens doesn't make much...

Shooting with a 70+ mm lens doesn't make much sense unless you got the maneauvering room to play with.

Once you have positioned the kids for best the best ambient lighting (watching for...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Oct 27, 2009, 8:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By StevieDgpt
B&H is showing the camera in stock as well ...

B&H is showing the camera in stock as well


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/520760-REG/Sony_DSLRA700_Alpha_DSLR_A700_Digital_Camera.html

Only $850 for body only.

(which is $50...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 23, 2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 24,494
Posted By StevieDgpt
Damn right.

Damn right.
Forum: Newbie Help Oct 23, 2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,823
Posted By StevieDgpt
Tripod? Sure it is possible. a handful of...

Tripod?

Sure it is possible. a handful of cement block spread in a triangle pattern, the legs of the tripod firmly resting on the blocks, and the center column fully extended might work for ya. ...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 22, 2009, 9:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By StevieDgpt
Better? Yes. Always better? Most of the time. ...

Better? Yes. Always better? Most of the time.

What do I mean? Bright sunny day, taking a picture of the kids at the picnic table eating a sandwich.... either camera is going to take a picture...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 22, 2009, 9:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By StevieDgpt
Proving ownership is easier than exif data.......

Proving ownership is easier than exif data.... You do have the unedited original photograph, and you submitted an edited, modified, cropped, shruken photo to the coach. You got the original, he...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 21, 2009, 4:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By StevieDgpt
It is yours. Now try to prove it. ...

It is yours.

Now try to prove it.


PS: The coach may have stated your name as the source (or may not have stated your name as the source) when he supplied the photo to the paper. However,...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 20, 2009, 8:02 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 24,494
Posted By StevieDgpt
I take my big lens and sit in my car on the...

I take my big lens and sit in my car on the shoulder of the road at the local elementary school taking pictures of kiddies.

I am doing which of the following?

A) Taking pictures of my kid(s)...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 16, 2009, 5:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,413
Posted By StevieDgpt
Sunlight is your friend. Sunlight is your...

Sunlight is your friend.

Sunlight is your enemy.
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 16, 2009, 5:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,205
Posted By StevieDgpt
Greed

Greed is such a nasty vice.
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Oct 16, 2009, 5:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,157
Posted By StevieDgpt
Nor should he come down in price. He has set his...

Nor should he come down in price. He has set his price. You can take it, or hope to buy it elsewhere. That is how business is conducted outside of the flea market.

By the way, B&H camera shows...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 14, 2009, 5:35 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 24,494
Posted By StevieDgpt
Ethical, legal and common decency are not the...

Ethical, legal and common decency are not the same thing. And they change over time.

I have taken pictures of elementary school events over the years.

(not paid, just taken pictures......
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 8, 2009, 8:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By StevieDgpt
Time for some Dad-Time. Take him shopping. ...

Time for some Dad-Time.

Take him shopping. Even if you don't buy the camera at that exact moment he/you will be much more informed.

Personally, I don't like many small cameras as they don't...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 8, 2009, 3:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,223
Posted By StevieDgpt
Everything that follows is theroetical BS ...

Everything that follows is theroetical BS

There are some claims of theoretical advantage to in-lens (Optical Image Stabilization) in that fine tuning the adjustments is easier and quicker. In...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 6, 2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By StevieDgpt
Have you tried to register the camera with Sony? ...

Have you tried to register the camera with Sony? Does it register as a new USA camera with full warranty or a rebuild camera with limited warranty or worse a grey market camera with zero warranty?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 2, 2009, 1:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,288
Posted By StevieDgpt
Price may not matter, but size, weight,...

Price may not matter, but size, weight, ergonomics and ease of use will always matter. A camera that is not comfortable and stable in hand is seldom ever going to be used.

With that in mind, I...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 2, 2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By StevieDgpt
1) Battery life is usually estimated in...

1)

Battery life is usually estimated in terms of photos taken (assuming camera body driving the focus of the lens, no flash use, LCD display on etc).

Average numbers of photos for batteries...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Sep 30, 2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By StevieDgpt
Here is the G lens list: ...

Here is the G lens list:

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644548356&N=4294957192

Carl Zeiss...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Sep 30, 2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By StevieDgpt
Weight, price, range, single lens. You got...

Weight, price, range, single lens.

You got too many variables in the equation. The range is the big killer. Single lens that cover your desired range are not fast... mostly to keep the weight...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 30, 2009, 2:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By StevieDgpt
Because there are more of them than there are of...

Because there are more of them than there are of us.

Us, being the group of people that have an interest in being fair, honest and protecting others.

Way too many people are only concerned...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 28, 2009, 8:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By StevieDgpt
Be sure to let us know, especially the warranty...

Be sure to let us know, especially the warranty registration part.
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