Week in Paris - Which camera

Started Jul 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
Erik Pronske Contributing Member • Posts: 699
Re: Week in Paris - Which camera

I would go with the a700 and here are my reasons. I just got back from 2 weeks in France and used the a900. Here is the link to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikpronske/sets/72157624130998053/ . Most of my shots were hand held except for the night shots on a tripod. In the churches I used up to ISO 3200 and I could only shoot hand held because tripods aren't allowed. Adobe just gave us a gift with the upgrade to Lightroom 3 and Camera RAW so that nice images up to and even beyond ISO 3200 are now possible with Sony cameras. I have an a700 and have processed some high ISO images with LR3 and they are so much better. It's like we have new cameras that can now shoot at higher ISOs which is good when hand holding in lower light. Also when I shoot hand held, I always shoot a little wider to give me some room to crop because I inevitably will get lines, horizons a bit crooked or get a few unwanted elements and I think the a700 will give you more room for error on cropping. I carried a Sony 20 mm, 24-70, and 70-300. When using the a700 I use the KM 11-17, Sony-CZ 16-80, and the 70-300, which isn't a too heavy set. You have some many nice images in your set and I think you will always be happy with what the a700 can produce under some tough light if you aren't always able to use a tripod, especially with improved software processing.
Hope this helps!
Erik H. Pronske, M.D.

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