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Old Dec 6, 2009, 3:48 PM   #21
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Hi everyone.
I just purchased a Sony alpha 550 with twin lens!!!
I'll post some images when it arrives home.
A big Thanks for all for helping me make this decision!
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 4:17 PM   #22
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congratulations. thats a fine kit. look forward to your pics! enjoy
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 4:20 PM   #23
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Congrats! I'll look forward to your impressions of it.
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 5:54 PM   #24
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congrats! I have picked Sony A200 over Nikon D3000 as well, I love my Sony A200.

here are some samples from A550 that I found.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpelstiltskin1/

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congrats! I have picked Sony A200 over Nikon D3000 as well, I love my Sony A200.

here are some samples from A550 that I found.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpelstiltskin1/
Thanks eurojams for that website. the pictures look veryy good. That just made me happy to know that i bought a great camera. it was worth the wait of 6 months to decide which one to buy.

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Old Dec 14, 2009, 12:26 AM   #26
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Camera just arrived today, its charging!!
Here is a picture of it. if anyone wants any other information or picture please ask.
Sorry for the images being so large, i dont know how to shrink it.






http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...8/DSC01604.jpg








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Old Jun 3, 2010, 1:51 PM   #27
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I am soon going to be buying the Sony A550, are you happy with yours, and do you have any tips?
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 7:18 PM   #28
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While I really doubt if the unboxing sequence is as thrilling here as it is on youtube, I feel your excitement. I have an alpha 550. you'll love the eyepiece auto-focus. when i loaned it to a young p&s'er, I just told her: "it's ready when you are. just push the shutter".

i did some tests today because i'm not happy with the clarity of my pics. 300mm handheld at 1/1000 iso1600 looks cleaner and crisper OOC than 1/500 iso800 on a tripod. SteadyShot on and off respectively. I did a few other tests so I'll rerun this concentrating on handheld vs tripod.
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Maybe the tripod isn't steady if you're getting better results from a hand held camera with SSS on (or subject movement from wind is causing an issue).

Are you using the Self Timer or Sony IR remote, to prevent camera vibration when depressing the shutter?

The A550 is a pretty decent camera, offering very good Image Quality for a camera in it's class, with higher Dynamic Range shooting JPEG compared to anything else that's anywhere near it's price (versus "flat" images trying to stretch DR on test charts), not to mention that it's a *very* responsive camera (AF speed, fps, etc.).
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Maybe the tripod isn't steady if you're getting better results from a hand held camera with SSS on. ;-)

Are you using the Self Timer or Sony IR remote, to prevent camera vibration when depressing the shutter?
Well, the tripod was sitting on some big plastic tubs to make it eye-level and yes, it wasn't steady. i used the 2 second self timer and then i went to the 10 sec to give the shakes time to die down. when the shutter did go, i was watching Live View and it was steady. I should have used the IR remote instead of letting it sit in my bag but I forgot until I was already set up.

I use P mode almost always and I think the shutter speed was sometimes borderline. I'm not steady. The next time out, I'll do S and see.
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