Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I recently posted parts of this in the Sony forum - asking about the HX90V - but got no answers. Hope I have more luck here! In 2009 I bought a Panasonic ZS3 (25 – 300 mm), which was great fun to use when I didn't want to carry my big Sony A700 and lenses around. I had trouble with the image quality though, and after about 8 months I sold it on. (I pixel-peeped a lot more back then.) As my main camera at the moment is the fixed lens 28mm Fujifilm X70, there are times when I feel the need for...
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Hello everyone.  I'm new to this site but not photography.  I've done a lot of searching so far but haven't found the thread that convinces me yet so I'm sorry if I'm rehashing stuff that has been addressed.  I am a casual shooter for the past 15 years.  I started with a Minolta Maxxum 7 in 2002 and then transitioned to a Maxxum 7D when digital began to take over.  In 2012, I wanted to update my capabilities and picked up a Sony Alpha 700.  Seems I've been following along the lines of...
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In 2009 I bought a Panasonic ZS3 (25 – 300 mm), which was great fun to use when I didn't want to carry my big Sony A700 and lenses around. I had trouble with the image quality though, and after about 8 months I sold it on. As my main camera at the moment is the fixed lens 28mm Fujifilm X70, there are times when I feel the need for a bit of pulling power, so I've been thinking of getting a modern day version of the old ZS3. Panasonic sell a very small selection of cameras in Taiwan, but Sony...
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Using Sony a700 body, Minolta f2.8 200mm lense and Tamron 2x teleconverter for my photos of the stars and sun, For the night shots my settings are, with the 2x teleconverter, f5.6 with 3600 iso and 20 second exposures and for the shots of the sun I am using a solar filter from Thousand Oaks Optical with f11 100 iso and aperture priority settings. No matter what changes I make my hologram readings are always pressed hard to the left. Is this to be expected or am I doing something wrong?
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I have a Sony a700 camera and want to try photographing the upcoming solar eclipse in August. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions on reasonably affordable telescopes or lenses that would work well for this purpose with the proper attached filters. And what conversion hardware may be needed to connect the telescope to the camera.
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Like most gearhead communities, we tend to concentrate on the newest/biggest/most expensive. But most people don't have the disposable income to buy an A7RII or 5D IV etc with top of the line lenses. We (even us working pros) use what we can afford and what works reliably. A friend's recent misfortune got me thinking about this. She's a talented semi-pro photographer but without much money and her old Nikon D40x just died, so she needed a new camera. Now, many of you will scoff because she...
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I have an A700 that is obviously quite old. I have quite a few good lenses as well as both a 3600 and 5600 HSD Minolta flash. I know these use the Minolta proprietary flash connector. I admittedly haven't been using the equipment much lately but I think I'm going to get back into it, especially because I have an 8-week trip-of-a-lifetime coming up. So when packing up my camera equipment I realized perhaps I should get a newer body. I see that there is the A99 II coming out but for better or...
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Folks, this is a serious question, not an attempt to troll. I've been hanging on to the A-mount with my trusty, old (with emphasis on old) A-700. I've got a fair amount of glass (mainly old Minolta lenses, but they work GREAT), so I've been reluctant to switch system. I couldn't afford the A77 when it came out, and I was unsure whether the A-mount would live after the A77-II so I passed on that one. I'd love a A99-II but I'm way too far away from being a pro to be able to pay for one....
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I have an A700 (lovely camera) and a vertical grip for it.  I put a battery in the post in the grip and put it together.  I am done with it and now cannot get the battery in the battery compartment ("post") back out.  How in the world do you get the battery out of the post on the vertical grip?  A release button (I cannot see)?  Thanks.  Joe
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A while back I posted a question about what flash system to buy. I have Sony cameras (Alpha mount, not E-mount), and a nice Minolta 5600HS(D) flash (Minolta's top-of-the-line). I'd like to get my flash off of the camera. My main camera is a Sony A99, but IU also have A77, A55, and A700. My initial use would be experimenting with portrait lighting at home. Later on, I'd like to be able to toss these somewhere at events and shoot as well, and generally, experiment with lighting. People...
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