August 2, 2013 @ 01:33 PM
Mr. Booty Sweat

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I'm thinking about coppin the sony a230. does anybody know if it's worth the buy or if it's any good?
August 12, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

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Join Date: Aug 2013

With Sony, the hard part is the lenses. They're the only ones making lenses for their A series cameras, and they tend to make pretty slow lenses (meaning f stops - more than 2.8 is not suitable for indoor use without serious flash power). The camera itself seems plenty good for photos - 10MP is fine for nearly any print size. At 2.5fps, you're not going to be shooting skateboard trick sequences, but you'll be fine for single frames. You should probably try to get prime (that means non-zooom) lenses, like the Sony 50mm f1.8. That will give you good low light performance and a shallow depth of field if you decide you want it. Be aware that lenses whose lowest f stops are above 2.8 are going to be useful only in outdoor, daylight situations or with major flash or studio strobe lights - not available light indoor shooting.

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