upgraded wife from a350 to a550 initial impressions

Started Dec 21, 2009 | Discussions thread
3sgilbert
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Re: upgraded wife from a350 to a550 initial impressions
In reply to 3sgilbert, Dec 23, 2009

Got to take some pictures with the huge Tamron 200-500mm lens today, first time i used the lens and also still green with the camera. I am very pleased with it, I also suspect that if my a550 had the battery grip on it, then it would handle and balance better with my big lenses. Of coarse i cannot manipulate it as quick as my 700 but its very capable.

One thing I had forgotten about that did illuminate itself today is the lack of the quick MF button ( and DMF ), for what I was doing today the 700 would have been the better choice because of these features alone. To be fair though I dont think anything in the a550's class has it either however it just goes to show what a good design and feature loadout the a700 really was.....

Just updating this thread as I stumble onto things... As you can see in my other thread i still managed decent shots ( for first quick outing over lunch ) but for this specific type of shooting quick manual focusing would have captured a few moments I lost.
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Sony a700 with HVL56AM
Sony a550 ( Wife )
Minolta 50mm F1.4
Minolta 28-75 F2.8 Japan
Sony 18-55 ( Kit )
Tamron 70-200 F2.8 Di
Tamron 28-105 F2.8
Tamron 28-200 3.5-5.6
Tamron 200-500 5-6.3 Di

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