Why you love your DSLR

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tex
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In reply to paulj623, 8 months ago

the one that gives me the best results of all the cameras I've owned except MF and LF cameras---and it gives MF a run for its money.  It's a Sony A850, so no whopper FR or ISO's.  As digital cameras go, it's quite simple---that makes operation a breeze and that goes right down to the menus---DPR said the same thing when the A900 was reviewed (A850 is the only very slightly less adept sister).  Files are lovely, and that's the biggest deal for me, also WB is great.  Solid and dependable. Excellent ergonomics for me.

I miss live view and an articulating screen, especially on the project I'm doing right now which requires really critical manual focusing, and I'm not a fan of the Minolta hot shoe at all---although ADI flash is good.

That said, I love my NEX 7.  Am paying close attention to what Sony will be doing with mirrorless.  OVF's are lovely in their way, but I can live w/o them if it means not having to deal with mirror lock-up and a big chunk of optical glass on the top of my camera.  EVF's are more flexible, and w/o the mirror it seems higher FR's are also possible more easily.

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