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PLANNING AHEAD!!
ME | SEPT. 30.2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 09/30/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Got to looking at my 6 year old hard worked sometimes abused Sony A200. Large areas on the body finish are worn slick from handling, got some dust in the viewfinder, probably over 100,000 shutter clicks, although it was never made to be a pro camera it has done the job.

It still works great, but one of these days it ain't gonna wake up!

Found another copy that seems to have spent it's life in a sealed airtight bag, bought it with an extended warranty, 30 months total coverage.

I have a little Nikon L110 but it's a toy, got to have some beef!

Most of my lenses are approaching the 30 year mark, no signs of quitting, and if you want to shoot Minolta lenses you need a Sony.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: camera

1 posted on 09/30/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This should be interesting.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 2:30:52 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ok. So...you have a camera. An ok camera.

That’s nice for you.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 2:34:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: demshateGod

All the Nikon and Canon nuts will probably show up to comment, but I often take shots that they can’t even find and have fun doing it. I reserve the right to use a camera of MY choice, LOL


4 posted on 09/30/2013 2:37:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vermont Lt

Who are you and why are you on my thread?


5 posted on 09/30/2013 2:38:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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pinglist


6 posted on 09/30/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Is there a difference? Do people really have rumbles about cameras???

I thought a camera was a camera. Ya learn something new everyday I guess.

7 posted on 09/30/2013 2:41:34 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Is there a difference? Do people really have rumbles about cameras???

I thought a camera was a camera. Ya learn something new everyday I guess.

Yep. Just like Ford and Chevy.

8 posted on 09/30/2013 2:49:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Vast assortment of options!

There is a photography ping list a lot of folks don't know about so someone usually snarks about camera discussion threads.

FREE REPUBLIC is a family gathering for many of us, not just a political forum.

We just tell the SNARKERS to take a good laxative and chill out!

9 posted on 09/30/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So this is one of those cameras where you can use old film-SLR lenses on it? I’ve got to look into that as I have several nice 1980s lenses that I have no use for, and I miss using them.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 2:52:40 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

Sony DSLRS can mount the old Minolta autofocus lenses.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 2:57:25 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You go, Swampy!

I shoot Nikon, but I tell folks, “Cameras don’t take pictures, people take pictures....”

Someday I’ll find a way to post my stuff here so you all can see it...


12 posted on 09/30/2013 2:57:35 PM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

ahh... my lenses don’t have auto-focus.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 3:03:37 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Vermont Lt; SWAMPSNIPER

Swampsniper takes the most beautiful wildlife pictures right in his own back yard and posts them here for our enjoyment. His images are clearer and show more detail than the naked eye can see. So, just chill out.


14 posted on 09/30/2013 3:07:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My two main film cameras were Minolta XG-1s and X-700s. I miss them, but not the film part.

Now I have a Nikon D80 that I bought new in 2006. Looking to upgrade, maybe to a Nikon D800.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 3:19:04 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How you doing?

No medical conditions ?


16 posted on 09/30/2013 3:27:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If you’re looking to stick with your current lenses, I would suggest the Sony SLT-A37 as an entry level DSLR or the Sony SLT-A57 for a mid-range DSLR. Below are links to reviews for both.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-slt-a37/

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-slt-a57


17 posted on 09/30/2013 3:42:34 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you for the ping.

Cool that you got a new camera, too. Can’t wait to see the pictures that you’ll be taking, and wish I had your talent and eye.


18 posted on 09/30/2013 4:41:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Sony DSLRS can mount the old Minolta autofocus lenses.
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That’s too bad ,, I have a ton of manual focus Minolta MC and MD-Rokkors ,, including an 18mm and a 50 1.4 ... the AF lenses were made with the goal being light weight, especially in the portion of the optics that are moved by the focusing aparatus (to speed up autofocus and reduce battery consumption) and not best clarity. although the lenses for Minolta’s APS SLR were pretty good since they were designed as a system and not an “adaptation”.


19 posted on 09/30/2013 4:55:30 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Sergio
Too small physically, I need a handle big enough to get a hold on!

I don't understand why everything has to be miniaturized.

20 posted on 09/30/2013 5:03:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
A camera is series of compromises. Canon and Nikon are the two major pro brands. Sony actually built the sensors for Nikon for years. Their are advantages and disadvantages to any camera. Best to put your money in good glass. Sony was smart to choose the Minolta lens mount; lots of good glass on hand. They instantly had millions of potential customers around the world.

I prefer Nikon.

Hawaiian Stilt

21 posted on 09/30/2013 5:22:45 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

That’s lovely !


22 posted on 09/30/2013 7:32:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Islander7

What a beautiful creature and setting!


23 posted on 09/30/2013 9:30:55 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, there is always the “money is no object” full frame Sony Alpha SLT-A99. It has a very good reputation with landscape photographers and is larger than the other two cameras I mentioned.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-slt-a99/


24 posted on 10/01/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Islander7

Beautiful photo, thank you for posting it.


25 posted on 10/01/2013 9:01:02 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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