Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi, I'm considering something newer than A900 and I'm a bit torn between A99 and A99ii. I'd probably be happy with 24 megapixels, but A99ii does have a much greater AF coverage when including OSPDAF, though perhaps not that large with just the dedicated module.I'm probably going to get the Zeiss 24-70, anyway, I find the Tamron 24-70 somewhat unreliable in getting well focused pictures (it seems to be barely good enough), I'll have to try more extreme measures to get it to focus, or maybe...
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Hello all, The AF is not working any more on my Sony A99V. It hunts between 0 and infinite and never focuses. It was working ok yesterday. I have tried with differents lenses and it doesn't work with any of them. I have also tried my lenses with my A700 and they all focus ok and fast. I have reinitialised the A99V and it still doesn't focus. I have tried all AF modes to no avail. Is there anything else I can check before sending the camera for service ? Thanks for any response Philippe Boite
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Long ago I was using Apple's Aperture during my times with Sony Alpha a700. After going through Nikon FF system and ending up with Fuji I tried Iridium Developer and also Capture One to edit Fuji's RAW files (not only conversion). Nowadays I shoot JPEG+RAW on separate cards and so far all shots my X-H1 and Xpro-2 producing out of body JPEGS are great. However I may need to edit RAW files to adjust exposure, highlights, shadows or use some film profiles.  I considering to give a Lightroom a...
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Hello, I have an old Minolta 5600 HSD flash from my Minolta Film (Dynax 7) camera days.  I have used it since with my A700 and A77 without issue and have recently upgraded to an A7R3.  I know the flash mount is different but wondering if the flash would be as compatible on the A7R3 as it is/was on the Dynax 7/A700/A77? I’m assuming a flash mount adapter is available. It’s a bit of a long shot, but wondering if anyone would know the answer to the question above please. thanks,
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I did a forum search but didn't see any specific information about this combination.  I am seriously considering the A7iii so I am wondering if I could use some of my A-mount glass.  I have the original Sony 70-200/2.8 SSM and LEA3 that I have used on my A6000.  I found the AF too slow for anything but stationary objects so I still have to break out my A700 if I want to shoot action.  I am hoping that performance is better on the newer bodies.  Anyone have any experience with this...
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I used to make macro shots, mostly of flowers, with my old Sony A700, and I loved it, but I moved to a different direction after switching to A7rii. Now I think about returning. Which lens would you recommend, 50 f/2.8 or 90 f/2.8? I have heard that 90 f/2.8 is great optically, but heavy. I already have Sony 85 f/1.8 and FE 55 f/1.8, so I would need 50 f/2.8 or 90 f/2.8 only for macro. Any suggestions, or something else, like Voigtlander Macro 65 f/2?
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Some legacy Minolta A Mount lenses (either from Minolta or third party) suffer from the lack of anti-reflective coating on the rear lens element facing the sensor as follows: Caused by the light bouncing off the imaging sensor to the lens and back to the sensor, a 'hot spot', a brightened picture center can result. Visibility of this depends on the aperture used. When shooting film, such anti-reflective coating isn't needed as film is much less reflective as the rather 'shiny' digital imaging...
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Hi all,  Im narrowing my daily carry bag lens choices.. and am having trouble picking.. given the following lenses, what would you choose? Camera is an A700 My lenses are:  Sony DT 18-55 SAM I, Sony DT 55-200 SAM, Sony DT 75-300, Sony 30 2.8 Macro SAM, Minolta 35-70 4, Minolta 100-200 4.5, and a Minolta 50 1.7  Cheers, John  --"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - JFK
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I have shot an a700 for about 10yrs, and have accumulated several A-mount lens.  Wanting to purchase either an a99 ii or an a7R iii which I (now retired) will have to rely on for many years.  Would I get better results (focus, resolution, etc) with the a99 ii using my old Sony and Minolta a-mount glass, or changing over to the new mirror-less system of the a7R iii combined with the LA-EA4 adapter for my A-mount lens.  At this point in life and a limited budget, it would be difficult building...
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One day it is perfect, the next screen will not display anything. Camera still takes pictures, but after a shot, or pressing menu (or any other buttons) the screen does nothing. It is as if I "disabled" the LCD?  Is it possible there is a way I mistakenly disabled it and can turn it back on?  I searched all available forums and found nothing similar. Also, read and re-read the manual but found nothing.  Makes taking indoor shots impossible, cannot shoot in manual to get instant pic feedback...
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