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    Jjcra
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    A850 or ?

    Okay I have been saving for a long time to reach this point were I now can buy the 850 or 900. I am wanting it for studio and product shooting.
    Now I am wondering if I should wait for the A7xx or continue on the road of a 850/900. I also was thinking of just hanging on to my 700 and get some nice glass.
    Any advice for those using the 850/900 on a pro level or if anyone has a gently used one wanting to part with

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    Re: A850 or ?

    I guess if you want video or live view, you'll need the a77.

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    Re: A850 or ?

    You really just need to decide if your output requires more megapixels.

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    Thanks for responding.
    Personally I do not care about or want video or live view.

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    What type of shooting do you do? Do you need FF or would the FL increase of a crop sensor benefit you? As Doug said, do you need the extra megapixels? If you are doing mostly studio work and don't need 5fps, I would save my money and buy the A850, and put the cost savings toward something like the 85mm f/1.4 (if you don't already have one). If the A55 is any indication, the a850 will most likely work better with flash setups than a SLT EVF A77. The trade off will be high ISO (1600+) noise, but I can't imagine this will be an issue in a studio situation.
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    Re: A850 or ?

    Ok I just ordered the 850, I'm on cloud nine now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jjcra View Post
    Ok I just ordered the 850, I'm on cloud nine now lol
    A fellow Minnesotan ! Yes, you will be a very happy camper with the 850. I bought the A900 when it was first released (Oct 2008) but if I were buying today, I would go with the A850, since my style of shooting don't ever need 5FPS and I can live with the 98% VF of the A850 vs the 100% of the A900.
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    Thanks roweraay

    Yes Minnesota, I am not to thrilled here today though 12" of the white crap and more coming today

    Are you near the twin cities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jjcra View Post
    Thanks roweraay

    Yes Minnesota, I am not to thrilled here today though 12" of the white crap and more coming today

    Are you near the twin cities?
    In one of the suburbs. Yes, I did not enjoy clearing my driveway today morning. Seems like there is more of it on the way today !
    A900 with a few lenses, flashes etc.

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    LOL I agree. I hope it's over now. Lets get onto those beautiful green colors Minolta loves so well
    By the way I am in Farmington.

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