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  1. Timde Would you buy it again knowing this? I tried it out and really liked it and was going to buy one while they are on sale. Thanks Smorton
  2. In this instance it "Snapped in two like a graham cracker when it swing into my foot from the strap." http://www.amazon.com/review/R2R8K71AZMG1QV/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00I8BICEO&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=502394&store=photo
  3. Update: Got back from the Middle East and drove to National Camera. Very pleasant people to deal with. They sent it in for repairs and gave me a loaner. The loaner is something they told me about but is not part of the actual warranty. I can use the loaner until the Sony A6000 is repaired (they initially said 4 to 8 weeks). I feel very satisfied with this service. The warranty was $129.00 for 3 years. Thanks for the input. Smorton
  4. Greetings: Having a bit of bad luck with the Sony A6000. I am wondering if I am alone on this and how Sony is with support. I bought the 1st a6000 in July of 2015. I didn't use it much. Took a trip to California and it quit working. I got a message that the camera did not recognize the lens or something. I took it back to National Camera in Minnesota where I bought it. They said that it was defective and would take up to six months to get repaired by Sony. They did not want to but exchanged this Sony for a new one. I got this with a lens kit and it took quite a few calls to get my money returned but it finally happened. I had to mail them the box from my first purchase and had to pay for the new Sony with the promise that the minute they got the box they would refund the money. It took longer than it should have but I was so happy to avoid the six month wait I was happy. Second Sony A6000 lasted longer. I am overseas as I write this but this Sony a6000 quite working on the second day of this trip. I bought a second Sony a6000 body just before this trip from B and H Photo. Had I not done this, I would be 7000 miles from home with no camera. This is really shaking my confidence in the quality of this camera. Used Canons prior to this with no problem. I bought a "Diamond" warranty from National Camera and was told that under this warranty the camera would be repaired and I would be given a new one while it was being repaired. I have always wondered about this because upon making additional trips and calls to National Camera the "Diamond" warranty seemed to change depending on who I spoke to. It appears that now, National Camera will give me a replacement to use if one is available. I feel jinxed. Although the last a6000 body which is about a week old is still working these cameras seem to stop working at the blink of an eye. If you go on much of a travel do you really need to have 3 or 4 bodies in case they all stop working? The problem now is that there is a red vertical line which is visible in the viewfinder and a dark line in the images. Very frustrated. Any thoughts about how often this particular camera breaks down and how long repairs take. I will let you know about the "Diamond" warranty when I get back I Minnesota. I have a feeling it is a sham but will give it a try. I have treated these cameras with kid gloves. No rugged use. Any input highly appreciated. Smorton
  5. I am on a trip to Israel. I bought a second Sony a6000 just before I left. Lucky I did. Now the first a6000 has a red vertical line in the viewfinder and a blue/ black line in the images. Bought the 1st a6000 in August 2015. I bought one a month before that and I got a sign that said something is amiss (can't recall what it said exactly) but it was not useable. I returned it to National Camera and they tested it and said they had never seen this before and said it takes months to have Sony repair something. I was happy they gave me a new one and I bought an extended "diamond" warranty. Anyone else have this many problems with a6000? Does it take months for a repair? I worry that the diamond warranty is not a replacement warranty although they said it was when I bought it. In some ways I wish I had stuck with Cannon. Traveled all over the world and never a problem. Now I merely look at the Sony and something is wrong. Frustrating! This only has one question in the post but it helps to rant a little. Any input about the faulty Sonys appreciated. I treat them kindly. Smorton
  6. I have the 16 to 70 Zeiss and the 55 to 210. Thanks for the input. Smorton
  7. I noticed the 70-200 f/4 G OSS is on sale at B & H Photo for $100 less. I am taking this as a sign that this lens is right for me. Thanks Smorton
  8. Greetings I am looking for a telephone for a Sony A6000 and I eventually would like to (or would like to keep my options open) move to Sony full frame. I was quite interested in the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS lens until the recent announcement of the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6. Is there an alternative in this range I should be looking at? Travel photography is what I am interested in. Would like the best IQ possible within limits. Again, I recognize this is a premature question, but it be prudent to wait and see how the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 compares to the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS? I used the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS and thought the image quality was quite good. Any input appreciated. Smorton
  9. Makes me think that having two camera on me isn't enough. Thanks Smorton
  10. Now that I have bought a few APS-C things, I kind of hope it is, but everything changes. In 20 years, perhaps these current products will look silly. Thanks Smorton
  11. I used the 70 - 200 f4 in a camera store. Certainly has nice images. Pretty big and pretty expensive. I wonder just how much better it is than the 50-210mm. A lot I imagine. Smorton
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