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Old Mar 24, 2014, 8:28 PM   #1
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I've been carrying around my FF gear lately (A900&70-400). This is my favorite outdoor combo except for one thing, it's heavy.

1. BIF while watching the surfers this pelican flew by and seem to pose for me.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 8:31 PM   #2
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2. Getting in the tube right in front of your buddy.
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3. My hiking buddy.
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That pelican shot worked out very nicely. Gorgeous coast...
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Mike, you've proved once again it's worth lugging that extra weight. Gorgeous pelican shot. Like the wife on the beach. You're having fun. Watching you shoot with all your different cameras has given me a case of Gas. (Gear aquisition syndrome). I am seriously looking at the A77. I can't justify, from any standpoint, going full frame. Your pictures with the A900 and A850 are beautiful. I enjoy seeing your photography withn these two cameras. But I'm afraid I will always be a spectator. But.....never say never, right?
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Thank You.
I'm very fortunate to have such beautiful scenery out here.
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 12:11 AM   #7
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Thank you Robert.
You know the price of the FF SLRs is going down quite a bit as of late. I've seen some A900s going for less then 1K now.
It's still a lot but much cheeper then even a year ago.
If I were someone starting out with FF I'd take a serious look at the A7. I used one for the first time today and I was very impressed.
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Hi Mike. That A7 is NICE. If I were to jump for a FF, it would be that one, due to the size and weight. But all this from a guy who shoots more with a Canon SX40 than anything slse.
Seriously, I'm still shooting with my A300. I hate to say that in public, but I have a rwenty year old pickup truck. Haha! I tend to use things as long aas I get the results I'm looking for. The A77 is on my wish list because I have two very good lenses that either front or back focus, and there is a focus adjust with the A77 which would allow me to get some use out of the lenses. Other than that, I know the advances in technology are great, espscially after seven years, which is the age of my current camera. So it is about time to get a new body. Anyway, I have rambled on long enough, and as it's 1:19 AM, I will get out of here and go move King over to the other side of the bed before he gets too comfortable. At 105 lbs, he's hard to move.
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 3:10 PM   #9
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I always dig your coastal bird shots. Good one

Do the Sony lenses function better on Sony bodies than other brands? If I remember correctly you once did your coast walk with an A-550 sporting a Beercan.

Is the Sony lens better than the same offering from Sigma or Tamron?

I am trying to justify the upgrade in lenses if nothing else.

Going from APS-C to full frame is going to be a big transition as several of my favorite lenses are not full frame. Depreciation on camera gear is brutal, my A-550 with battery grip is ten cents on the dollar of new and I bought Grey Market.

I think I mixed the models from two posts together as I went to B&H and the A77 is listed as APS-C

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