Andrew Cruickshank

Andrew Cruickshank

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Joined on Jul 8, 2001

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  • My KM5D dating from autumn 2005 still limps on. Focus motor no longer operates but it still works with SAM and SSM lenses.
  • It's not really £700 of greatness. It's actually a decent lens but is overpriced IMO. Overshadowed by the larger and heavier 70-400G. I suspect that there are quite a few who end up with the ...
  • This made me smile. I didn't care at all about the movable screen when switched to the A77. Now I wouldn't be without it It's one feature of the camera which has drawn comment from other ...
  • I think you're losing sight of the cost issue. The % you get 'back' is irrelevant. Paying 4000EUR and getting back 1600EUR costs you 2400EUR. Buying an item at 2200EUR with special performance and ...
  • The Sigma is a more specialist product that doesn't have the cachet of the major brands and the number of potential buyers who understand (or desire) its special capabilities is more limited. The ...
  • Expecting a modern digital camera to have any sort of significant resale value is over-optimistic. New prices typically reduce (either by direct price reductions or offers) while the product is ...
  • The real issue IMO is getting them all charged for the next day when you carry more than a couple. I find that 6 batteries has been enough to get me through a whole day when travelling (0600 start ...
  • Replied in sony 70 300 g
    My view is that the A77 and the 70300G are what I would call a 'happy combination'. They seem to get the best out of each other - the 70300G performs to get the best out of the sensor and the A77 ...
  • Replied in sony 70 300 g
    I suspect that the Tamron is a bit overrated and the Sony a bit underrated. It also doesn't help that the Sony tends to be overpriced.
  • Replied in OMG
    You're assuming there is a coherent long term strategy. Sony is a large multi-divisional organisation with competing internal divisions. 'Sony knows' is a bit like saying 'Obama knows' on US ...
  • Replied in OMG
    The two do not live in isolation. Anybody looking to spend a substantial amount on a good lens is looking at what they will use it with. So the body range and perception of commitment to it ...
  • Sony's 36Mp sensor was available in cameras about 6 months before the A99 was available. It *still* isn't available in a A-mount DSLT or DSLR. And it's not available with in-body stabilisation. Pre ...
  • Odd It's almost 6 years since the A900 appeared - and almost 3 since it was discontinued. There should have been an updated A900 -- eg. an A950 to fill the hiatus. The A99 should have been a two ...
  • But it's an A7s and not an A99s. The shame is that with the A7 that Sony are doing what they should have been doing with the A950 or A99 from three or four years ago. How much stronger would ...
  • I doubt that stock is an issue. It will be about product line. At the moment they need A-mount lenses to pad the product line. As the FE product line builds the A-mount line will become redundant. ...
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