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Kerry and I also discuss Wescott lighting kits and why you should spend more on your lenses than you do on your camera.
As usual, Michael and I cover the world in digiphoto news. CNET had a video review of the upcoming Sony Alpha A900 which you can find here. As usual, Michael and I had different perspectives on CNET's review. I thought it was pretty damning; Michael is more inclined to hold his judgment. In the end, we both kind of agree - we'll have to see more detailed reviews before deciding if Sony's first foray into the wonderful world of full frame sensors is a hit or miss.
Don't those specs sound incredible? An18x optical zoom lens, 10 megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch LCD screen, face detection, a mechanism that starts to focus even before you hit the shutter, RAW shooting ability and high-definition 1280 x 720p video? This sounds like a great camera for when I don't want to schlep the whole DSLR, but still want a wide range and the superior processing latitude you get with a RAW file. I may hop on the waiting list at Amazon.com, because they have the most liberal return policy I've ever encountered - they'll pretty much take back anything within the first thirty days, no questions asked. If you click through this link, you can join me there, or see a couple of other merchant choices, most of which have the camera in stock today.
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