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Old     (nvip9r)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-02-2007, 8:51 AM Reply

What are the thoughts on this digital camera...I was thinking of the Canon Rebel but I found out that the 2 lenses from my old Minolta will work on the SONY bodies? So could save me some $$...

Any help would be great. Thanks
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       04-02-2007, 9:15 AM Reply   
my digital photography teacher loves his. i like it with what little i have used it. the one complaint i have is the mirror slap was rediculously loud in my opinion.heres its review at steves digi cams
Old     (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-02-2007, 11:35 AM Reply   
that 20D shutter noise sure is loud as well.. especially in a quiet church during a wedding! LOL
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       04-02-2007, 11:37 PM Reply   
well i don't have my 20d yet so im not in the kno on that yet but i have noticed most dslrs i have used are pretty loud just the sony stoodd out more to me
Old     (b_rad_b)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-05-2007, 2:52 PM Reply   
There is nothing wrong with that camera. But, there are a few things you should be aware of before you throw down that kind of cash. Minolta went under and sony bought the rights to their lens mount. So, yes, your older lenses will fit, at least physically onto the body. At the same time the light meter might not work, depending on how old your minolta lenses are. Make sure to check compatibility of old lenses to the Alpha's body. Auto focus could also be a problem. My main concern would be that sony isn't as big as Nikon or canon as far as slr's go and their future is less that certain. Also, Digital Slr's have smaller sensors than 35mm cameras so there is a crop factor (1.5 for Nikon, 1.3 or 1.6 for canon). E.g., if a lens is marked 28-70 for a 35mm camera it will give a view equivalent to 42 to 105mm on your dslr. So a wide angle lens is no longer wide. But it really helps out on the tele side. I hope that helps.
Old     (splashbenidorm)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-07-2007, 7:06 AM Reply   
I use an A100, Im new to photography, so my opinion may not be very useful, but I wouldn't worry about sony's future. Actually they launching a couple of new cams somewhen this year.

Old     (kkong72)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-10-2007, 6:22 PM Reply   
i got the A100 a couple months ago and i love it, granted i didnt check out any other DSLR cameras before hand, but its the greatest camera i have ever used in my life


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