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New Spare Cameras

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Dan Brisbane, May 26, 2015.

  1. Dan Brisbane

    Dan Brisbane TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 10, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Dan
    Hi Everyone

    Wondering what your thoughts are on picking up a couple of spare cameras that are versatile. I have looked briefly online at the A6000, however am wondering how it would perform if being used for Star trails (high iso) or Wildlife (Need a fast autofocus). The attractions of the A6000 are obviously the price, supposed quick autofocus (feedback please), Frame rate and the ability to use my 70-400mm and effectively get around 600mm.

    My A7/7r just don't focus quick enough and are not what I expected as far as picture quality goes at high iso (the A7s came out too late - I already had these two).

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the above and am open to suggestions for other cameras. Ideally I would like to keeping my Sony lenses and lens adaptors as opposed to buying another brand and not being able to use them.
     
  2. dmward

    dmward TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Metro Chicago
    David
    I wouldn't call them spare cameras. :)
    When I was a young photographer I used different cameras and film for different jobs. Everything from rangefinder and SLR 35mm to 8x10 view cameras. I had 4 preferred film stocks from B&W with three different developers, to color negative and transparency film.
    Today, We have digital sensor and firmware characteristics wedded in a camera body. It makes sense that one will want different cameras for different applications. The advantage Sony offers is a wide range of camera firmware/sensor alternatives that can be used with a common set of lenses. That's unique in the industry today.
     
  3. Dan Brisbane

    Dan Brisbane TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 10, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Dan
    Thanks, I know what you mean, but thats exactly what they will be - something of a secondary option, or if 1 interchangeable mirrorless camera isn't enough. Appreciate you have posted a reply, but it doesn't really answer what I was asking.
     
  4. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    I would think if the high ISO performance of the A7/A7R is not up to the standard you are after the A6000 is not going to be any better.
     
  5. Dan Brisbane

    Dan Brisbane TalkEmount Rookie

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    Apr 10, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Dan
    Thanks mate, I thought that might be the case. Thoughts on the autofocus? As quick as claimed?