cash in hand ready to roll

Started Jun 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ed at Ridersite
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Re: cash in hand ready to roll
In reply to snowshovel 1, Jun 3, 2012

snowshovel 1 wrote:

any way I see none of the problems he claimed except the noise thing and i wonder if that is not over rated

OK help with model pick a65 smaller lighter right? a77 weather sealed metal body etc

Well, that's really a personal choice. I have the A-77, but generally use old Minolta lenses for wildlife shooting and family sorts of stuff. I don't think the A-77 is all that heavy and I came from the A-100. If you don't really need all the dials and options, I'd say get the A-65, but I've never used it.

As for the noise, it doesn't bother me in the least. I've posted these before. They are real life shots where high ISO was clearly necessary. They don't seem all that noisy to me. Shot RAW with the Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 (Big Beercan) and processed in LR4.

Eastern Chipmunk - ISO-1600
A77, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/20, ISO 1600

Eastern Chipmunk - ISO-3200
A77, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/50, ISO 3200

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