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Old Aug 24, 2012, 2:17 PM   #21
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great, thanks. we are getting cheaper too. I will look at that one adn older lenses too.
do i need a vertical grip/battery pack and why and what is it?
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 2:25 PM   #22
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TCav, Jessops is advertising it at 574.94p
http://www.jessops.com/directory/cat...only+alpha+a37

will buy it at 99.99p i think,lol.
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A vertical grip/battery pack basically adds more battery power (if you need it) and an additional shutter button for when shooting in portrait style (camera on its side).
I've never felt the need for a battery grip- on any camera- and with Sony's good reputation for battery life,you could argue that the one supplied should suffice for most applications- provided you set off with it fully charged.
That said- I'm not sure there is a battery grip available for the A37...!
A spare battery shouldn't set you back much- and have seen some non Sony replacements for less than 20.

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 3:19 PM   #24
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Thanks Simon, for my Panny i have three batteries so never go short there as they are always full and always with me and the camera.
Can you find that Sony A37 for 100 at Jessops as TCav says? I can't unless i missed something.
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I think that was a "typo" lol...
Jessops are offering the Sony at 429, with 30 cash-back- so 399 in effect.
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...5713/show.html

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 3:23 PM   #26
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A big one and a big disapointment too,lol.
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The 99.99 was for an extra battery.

I use a vertical grip when I'm out shooting a sporting event. Not having to change batteries is a nice change. I can shoot all day and into the night on the two batteries in the grip. And, actually, the battery for the A37 is pretty small (intended for the NEX camera bodies without electronic viewfinders or autofocus motors), and doesn't last as long as the ones used in some other dSLRs.

BTW, I suggest you skip the Sony 75-300 as well.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 4:10 PM   #28
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I hope that battery price is a joke.
I am looking at all these suggestions and trying to calculate the extras, which includes batteries and lenses etc. I have to count the cost of it all as a package as i will need them all at some point.
Pentax is looking ok but no decision made yet, long way to go but keep the info coming please as i need the help.
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I hope that battery price is a joke.
Nope. Sony NP-FW50 Battery for NEX Cameras

BTW, the Tamron 70-300 Di LD is better than any of the OEM 75-300 lenses, and it's cheaper.
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Pity weight is an issue as you could look at the Canon 7D as that is built for speed! Pricey though
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