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Old Sep 18, 2008, 9:16 PM   #1
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Found this video and information on the sony UK site. Enjoy!!



http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/dslr
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 2:08 AM   #2
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Eye Start AF System (on off selectable): NO

Why not?

USB Mode: Mass Storage (PC connection) / PTP (PictBridgeâ„¢) / Remort PC

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Old Sep 19, 2008, 7:57 AM   #3
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Sony didn't include the Eye Start AF feature in the A900.

My guess is that it has something to do with European regulations, since Sony ended up with two different A700 bodies because of nickel restrictions for the grip sensor (European A700 bodies didn't get the grip sensor). Since it's too easy for the eye start sensors to turn on if you don't have a grip sensor, they probably decided to leave it off entirely.

The last option should be remote (used for tethered shooting with a PC).


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Old Sep 19, 2008, 8:40 AM   #4
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I don't know for a fact, but I'm fairly certain that tethered shooting of 24MP RAW images at 5 fps will melt a USB cable.
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:29 PM   #5
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A question for people who know / have used fullframe dSLR before: How high ISO could a avarage fullframe camera use without very detectable noise in the picture as you zoom in a lot?

A Alpha700 could use ISO 800 , the noise is detectable as you zoom in maximum, but it's ok because zoomed out the noise aint/hardly detectable.

Really like to know what ISO is still usable with a fullframe...without using a flash device....
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A friend of mine that is a professional photographer and uses a Canon 5D, says he never goes over 800. We were discussing the ability of the 5D Mk II to shoot at ISO 25,600, and concluded that it's for when you want an available light shot that shows the detail in the fur of a black bear in a cave at night.
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JimC wrote:
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Sony didn't include the Eye Start AF feature in the A900.

My guess is that it has something to do with European regulations, since Sony ended up with two different A700 bodies because of nickel restrictions for the grip sensor (European A700 bodies didn't get the grip sensor). Since it's too easy for the eye start sensors to turn on if you don't have a grip sensor, they probably decided to leave it off entirely.
The eye start feature is already used to dim the LCD display. I thought tieing it to the AF system was brilliant. Why can't it be used for AF start? Sometimes you want eye start AF without the grip, like when you're using a tripod and don't have togrip the camera.
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The 174 page A900 manual is available on the SonyStyle website:

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSLRA900.pdf
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