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Offline alanB

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Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:06:24 pm »
I took a chance and ordered a second hand Sony A700 body from Amazon a few weeks ago.

It arrived last Friday.  I was itching to try it out so I went past Teratopia yesterday to try it out.

I must admit its really nice :thumleft:  The reason I ordered it was that it was the successor to my trusty Minolta 7D, and still retained a large portion of the Minolta DNA.

But its a big improvement over the 7D having a much faster shutter, a very detailed screen to review the photo's on the back and some nice advanced features like Dynamic Range Optimisation, and of course double the resolution.

But happily it also retains Minolta's ergonomics (mostly) and very high quality optical viewfinder.

At five frames a second and 8-10mb per image, it didnt take long to fill a 2Gb memory card!  I dont really like using the "point and squirt" approach for photographing sport because you just become lazy, machine gunning all and sundry and you tend to miss the "decisive moment" and end up with hundreds of also-ran photo's - which is what I have from yesterday (150 odd images), but here are a few anyway:














« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 04:08:21 pm by alanB »
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Re: Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 04:30:59 pm »
Cool.............. have fun.
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Re: Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 06:08:39 pm »
Cool pics
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Offline BLK

Re: Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 07:23:20 pm »
Enjoy the new cam.Thks for pics.I agree you don't need to just hold the shutter down and hopefully get a few good pics.Rather think about what your doing.

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Re: Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 08:20:51 pm »
nice camera, I have a sony A330 which travels every where with me on the bike, Malibu made me a tank bag to hold the camera in. Very strong cameras.

nice pics BTW  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Took my new camera to Teratopia yesterday
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 07:48:19 am »
Lekka!!!