Sony a850 - Made the plunge into full frame and am lurving it!

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Sony a850 - Made the plunge into full frame and am lurving it!
Jan 26, 2010


Just picked up an a850 to replace my a300. Been using it since Saturday and am in lurrrrrrv with it. The loss of live view is lamentable - but oh good lord looking through the viewfinder is like looking through a window!

The following is a test shot - so nothing fancy and by no means representative of the full potential of the camera.

So far my only regret about this machine is "limited A-Mode". (Lensbaby is sad...) Don't get me wrong - I can still get great shots in manual - but I'd love to not have to think about exposure when I'm framing and focusing on fast moving subjects in varying light.

The left side is the original image downsized to give an idea of how extreme the original crop is on the right. No sharpening or adjustments made beyond the crop and resize - and of course I can't tell if Flickr made any further adjustments once it hit their servers.

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