Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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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I'm really enjoying this combo (I know, the AF is slow sometimes), but every once in a while, my A99 shows that no lens is attached when I use the Tamron. The A99 froze as well a few times. I have lenses from Minolta and Sigma but I only seem to have this problem with the Tamron. I've cleaned the contacts and the aperture is working correctly. I have not seen this issue when the Tamron is used together with my A200, A700 and even my analog Dynax 7. BTW the Tamron is a speed demon on the Dynax...
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I love my a7ii, which I bought a year ago. It was a great step from my old A700. But I am still not quite happy with its use in the evening/at night. I am thinking about upgrading it to a7Rii, and I would certainly do it, but I wonder whether it is too late to do it now, if the next camera is to appear soon? Would it make a difference for images like that:
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Hi all, recent convert to the A77ii from the A700 and mostly loving it, apart from having to adjust some of my lenses it seems - is there a standard adjustment for each lens I can refer to or do I need to do this for every lens where I see an issue? Every lens on my A700 which pretty much bang on, sharp, especially my 70-300G which is looking a bit of a dog on my A77ii. I want to shoot pictures, not charts, and certainly don't want to pay for some of the expensive focus adjustment...
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