Ha ha! Told you! New Sony = $3000!

Discussion in 'Sony' started by RichA, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Most plastic-bodied cameras have a metal substructure, and it is clear
    the plastic skin on the Sony has allowed them to keep the cost down on
    that camera, which is probably a good idea as breaking into the pro
    ranks of Canon/Nikon (actually, this Sony is more like something
    between the current 5D and the Nikon D700) is going to be very hard.
    RichA, Sep 10, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    I just figured they did that and then skinned it (like a silicone
    jacket on an iPod) like they did the A700. I didn't really think
    they'd require all the supporting shell to be only plastic. Would
    anyone buy a "pro" camera like that?
    Try telling that to the "there is no such thing as digital lenses"
    crowd. The reason that some film lenses of recent vintage work "ok" is
    that they have better coatings than the old lenses, but the
    aberrations are still there because of the lack of telecentricity (at
    least, with the wide lenses).
    RichA, Sep 10, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    Must doesn't mean are, it means "should be." The only advantage to a
    bronze casket would be in 1000 years when archeologists dig it up, it
    is likely to be better preserved than the others. But it's all
    nonsense. Cemetaries are the horrible waste of land, we should all be
    (suitable ones) organ harvested and the remains burned for fuel, why
    not do something decent for people when you go?
    RichA, Sep 10, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    They also were second out of the gate with DVD players, after Toshiba.
    Credit where it's due.
    RichA, Sep 10, 2008
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Sony is renowned for not tolerating other company names in their
    products, at least any visible names.
    RichA, Sep 10, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    You keep changing your story. Squirming much?
    Pretty much ALL metal bodies have a plastic coating.
    Ray Fischer, Sep 11, 2008
  7. Darrell A. Larose, Sep 11, 2008
  8. Does this changed location affect resolution of detail?
    Chris Malcolm, Sep 15, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    I'd still like to know what David's 'BF' is..? Anyone know?

    And was the only reason to reduce dust visibility? I would have thought
    that lifting the aa filter away from the sensor would potentially affect
    its sensitivity to off-axis light and the associated issues (yeah, I
    know, hotly debated..).

    Then, QED, it could also affect QE..

    Mark Thomas, Sep 15, 2008
  10. Mark Thomas wrote:
    Back focus?

    David J Taylor, Sep 15, 2008
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    /dev/null/ Guest

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    Paul Furman Guest

    Those aren't stanless, the price would be *much* higher.
    Paul Furman, Sep 29, 2008
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