Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Announced Aug 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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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For several years I have been using a Sony A500 and Minolat AF70-210 lens with not problems.  This fall I have been having a problem focusing on people or objects at a great distance (for example the start of a cross country race).  Usually the lens is fully zoomed.  I primarily use the camera and lens at sporting events, xc, swimming, baseball. Any suggestions on what could be causing the problem?  Settings? The contacts seem to be clean. Any help would be appreciated!  Next swim meet is...
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