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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    An issue with the auto-tripod-SSS-switch solution is that, depending on your shutter speed and tripod stability (including environmental factors like wind,) it is occasionally good to leave SSS on when using a tripod (and even moreso with a monopod.) Someone did a test of this years ago, but I don't have the link
    Agreed Douglas. I think that in your reply the keyword is occasionally and that is why I think that this function should be an option. I find myself needing SSS off on a tripod more often than not.

    As we know we are shooting with computers and I would find nice if the did the silly things that I can forget or err at, like the tripod function we are talking about or many others i.e: why no camera -that I know- goes off when you open the card door? wouldn't be handy to have an AF hyperfocal function with all D encoded lenses?

    I will like to find things like these instead of smile detectors, creative styles, eye starts and the like ... sorry, I digress

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Well, kept the D3s and D2x—and got a near-new A850.

    I am looking for a 50/1.4, but not finding any right now. If someone reads this and wants to part with theirs for a decent price, let me know.

    Cheers to all, KL

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Kit, the Sony 50 is really a great little lens. I sold mine some months ago, only to buy one again last week. It currently stays on my A900. Make sure you get the made in Japan one if you can.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Thanks Edward. Is this one on BH's site the one you are talking about—I can't see a "made in Japan" mark on this one.

    I have posted on the B&S pages here and over at Fred's but no replies yet—I might have to buy a new one!!!

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Yep, this is the one. Both the Japanese and Chinese ones have the same model name and price, and sold by Sony as the same item. The only way to know is to look at the box or the lens itself. Good luck in finding one. Did you check at Dyxum?
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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Purchased the 50 1.4 from B&H just 3 weeks ago. I was shipped the Japanese version.
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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Two pics from this afternoon of my other half taken with the 50/1.4.

    I really like the way it draws.

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    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Thanks Edward and dbogan. The Adorama one comes with the hood for the same price; I have emailed them with the question. Cheers, KL

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    B&H shipped with hood, if it makes a difference. Both are safe and reliable.

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    But with B&H, you have to buy the hood as an extra, ~$17 from memory

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    That is surprising. Sony gives hoods with all lenses afaik.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Hi Kit,
    Checked my receipt to be sure. $369 for the lens and the hood came with....in the same box.. that's all I know.
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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    Here it is:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...tialSearch=yes

    I'm just going by the ad, which does not say the hood is included, and does list the hood as a separate item, with its own price. Could just be there for replacement purposes, of course, and I do tend to read literally (what a background in logic sometimes burdens you with!).

    what dbogdan says seems more reasonable, though. I can email them and check!

    Cheers and thanks

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    If you look at the lower right corner of the page, you can read:

    What's in the Box
    Sony SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens
    55mm Front Lens Cap
    Rear Lens Cap
    Lens Hood
    1-Year Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    I have never bought a new Sony lens that hasn't included a hood, or an A fit Zeiss lens either come to think of it.

    However I know what you mean Kit about logic and "caveat emptor"!
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    Note to self: must read more carefully!

    Thanks Edward; cheers, KL

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    Re: Recommendations sought from Sony [i]cognoscenti[/i]

    I now have a 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4, and 100/2.

    A850 body arrives tomorrow.

    Further thoughts: if I like the way this outfit handles, and I like the images it makes, I am considering selling the D3s and the 24–70.2.8, and buying a D700 for the 14–24 and the 24–PC-E. I can use the 24 PC-E with Live View blindfolded (well, Hoodman Loupe!) on the D700, so this will be no problem at all.

    I can sell the D3s and 24–70, and buy the Zeiss 16–35 and 24–70 and have money left over.

    In time, I'll sell the 80–200/2.8 AF-S and get the Sony APO 70-200.

    The deeper thinking is that there will be and upgraded A850/900; lenses are the key thing, and there will be a compact D700 successor too, for my two favourite Nikkors. Two systems, but different applications, so I think no operational problems.

    KL

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