Lives in Ireland Ireland
Joined on Oct 15, 2011


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I bought my A390 less than 5 months ago with 18-55mm kit lens. I added a used Minolta 100-200 and then a Tamron 18-200mm. In good light this camera takes fantastic photo's but it all goes horribly wrong in low light. Auto ISO goes to 400 and then you're on your own jumping to 800, 1600 and finally 3200. There is a good reason for Auto ISO stopping @400, above this level the noise is horrendous and if you switch on the 'long exposure/high ISO' noise reduction your picture will be butchered beyond recognition.
OVF is very small and makes manual focusing difficult. Articulated screen is useful sometimes but hinders access to the OVF all of the time.
I almost upgraded to an A65 to solve my ISO problems but took a leap of faith and switched to an EOS 60D only this weekend.
I have mixed feelings about the A390, but the constant work at manual settings to overcome the ISO performance has thought me a lot about photography. I've shot over 6000 pictures with this camera, many that I'm proud of

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