Very impressed with the A65
3 months ago
I've been shooting Sony cameras since about 2003, the first one being the P10 compact. I've tried the NEX series and although the image quality is stunning I just didn't get on with the CDAF and limited hardware controls. My last Sony SLT was the A55 which I used on honeymoon and I thought it was pretty good but the A65 seems a lot better. The EVF is extremely good with absolutely no tearing or smearing, and I find that with the size of the A65 and it's hardware controls I can set most of the common functions whilst keeping the camera to my eye. I'm using the Tamron 17-50 F/2.8, the same lens as I used on the A55 and having that wide aperture through the zoom range really makes a difference at night and indoors, or isolating subjects through DoF. The GPS also seems more reliable than the A55, it seems to lock on quite quickly.
I went for a walk on my lunchbreak today and took these four pics. I used a circular polarizing filter to increase the saturation and contrast in the sky.