Sony Alpha A65

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Sony Alpha A65

Postby aim54x on Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:11 pm

I am sure a lot of you are bewildered by this addition to my kit bag. Fortunately I can calmly inform you all that this is a camera that I have won from a trade competition. But here is the first 24MP image that I have taken with my own Sony Alpha A65, to help make up for the blasphemy of using a kit 18-55 on a Sony I have decided to expend my first shutter actuation on a REAL camera.

Marcus's Leica M4-2 + Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4

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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby Murray Foote on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:58 pm

Should be fun.
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby aim54x on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:39 am

Murray Foote wrote:Should be fun.


Yes should be fun, I hope to be pulling the trigger on a Sony DT 30mm f/2.8 Macro in the coming days, and have an arsenal of Zeiss lenses available to me through work.

First thoughts:
-low ISO image quality is pretty good
-Auto WB is not as good as my Nikon's or Fuji's
-AF is not as quick as my D300, but with a better lens it should quicken up
-colours are interesting, I have yet to decide if I like the rendition of the Sony, but as I shoot more with this camera I will be in a better position to make comments.
-Menu system - well they "borrowed" Nikon's on board help ("?" button) but they also changed the quick menu format to two column overlay system that is confusing as standard training (from compact cameras with an overlay quick menu) leads you to scroll across to change the setting rather than entering and changing the setting.
-Playback is annoying, it has seperate folders for JPG/RAW, AVCHD, MP4 so you have to go and change the playback menu to view video's and images.....why???
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:53 am

Are you game to update your signature? :biglaugh:
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby aim54x on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:08 am

Reschsmooth wrote:Are you game to update your signature? :biglaugh:


I think I will have to think about it.......
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:08 am

aim54x wrote:
Reschsmooth wrote:Are you game to update your signature? :biglaugh:


I think I will have to think about it.......


Maybe Gary can do it for you and change it to "My, bad"? :biglaugh:
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby aim54x on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:38 am

Reschsmooth wrote:Maybe Gary can do it for you and change it to "My, bad"? :biglaugh:


I couldnt complain if that happened...could I now?
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby surenj on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:20 pm

Oh my Sony...... :biglaugh:
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby surenj on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:21 pm

Ah... you will need some constant aperture 2.8 lenses for this one Cameron. What's this nonsense with a kit lens.... :roll:
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Re: Sony Alpha A65

Postby aim54x on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:28 pm

surenj wrote:Ah... you will need some constant aperture 2.8 lenses for this one Cameron. What's this nonsense with a kit lens.... :roll:


Hahahah...I was actually thinking I would find a superzoom for this one!
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