Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi all, I am new to slr and DSLR cameras. I normally shoot with a point and shoot but I want to purchase my first slr or dslr. I am seeking some advice before I buy one! There are some great deals for Black Friday and wanted to get some feedback from all you pros! *Below is what I plan on using it for, etc: -simple pics of sports, Rc car racing, people, scenery, some landscape, etc -video redording of Rc races (anywhere from 5-30 minutes), video of anything, sports, etc -I also want to learn...
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I have been itching for a new camera for a while.  I just bought the a77, I know its successor is coming out soon, but for 1,098 I got the a77 with the 18-135 and a vertical grip.  That's the going price now.  I just hope I won't regret getting the "old" technology.  I am moving up from an a500.
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I enjoy macro photography immensely and used a Sigma 105 macro (not the current version) with my Sony A500.  I traded the lens, camera and other items and made the investment in the a99 and Zeiss 24-70 and 135 lens. Both are spectacular lenses. While it's not a macro lens, the Zeiss 135 is incredible.  I've been getting extremely sharp photos with the 135 in macro situations. I just crop the photo as needed.  I mainly shoot flowers.  This isn't ideal but it's working for the time being.  For...
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Hello, I'm a student majoring in film making and documentary. I want to buy a camera for video purpose, and I can spend money about $1,000 ~ $1,500 for it. I've researched so many articles and reviews about the cameras. And I heard Panasonic gh3 is fairly good to use for videographers. I like the sharpness of gh3 and the dynamic range, and the advantage that I can use old legacy canon FD lenses. But also I saw t4i is the good one for video, too. or 60D.... there are too many cameras to...
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Hi, I'm looking for the dslr for video, and I heard that panasonic gh3 is good to use. Here is my question,  I have the lens below the link, and I use it with sony a500 for photography. http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/di_hi_speed/a09.html I want to buy panasonic gh3, but I want to use the lens that I have. I found an adapter on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/400549643143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 But I don't know this will work or not. Please HELP ME! Thank you!
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Hi I have  an A500 and it powers up but when i turn it off it takes about twenty mins before i can turn it on again. I ve tried a new battery but to no avail!! any suggestions? Many Thanks
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i have recently purchased an A77 to replace my A500 and today tried to shoot some shots with the DT 1.8/50 lens i had used on my A500 with no issues and i cannot get anything to focus past about 10-15 ft away. is there some setting in the A77 that needs to be changes orr is this normal??
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Hi, i was wondering which lens is better in terms of sharpness and usability for sony a500, 50f1.4 or 85f2.8? because the prices are not that much different around where i lived how is the quality image from 85f2,8? since i saw the review regarding 50f1.4 from here is not that satisfactory. or any suggestion for a better lens that can substitute it? especially for portrait and food. thnx
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DSLR A500Lens : Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT F 2.2Exposure 1 / 15 seconds.Iso 3200Focal Lenght 50 mmHi everyone : A couple of years ago I bought a Sony A500.All in all I am pretty happy with the camera.In dim light thought pictures are not sharp.In a group of several pictures all were unsharp except one.I will post 2 crops of 2 pictures.One is acceptable and the other is really not sharp at all. I would like to thank the lady in the picture ( a familiar ) since she did agree that I post these...
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