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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 11:28
There is not going to be any OVF from sony for both APS-C or FF bodies. All those rumours are waste of time. OVF is history for Alpha system. SLT, NEX or change system. I stick to Sony. Love Sony lenses and Dyxum.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 11:39
Originally posted by Peekayoh Peekayoh wrote:

The main thing you need for the bigger files is more RAM and a 64-bit O/S.
Your existing processor will probably cope Ok.
Other than that, you might consider a faster HDD.


Like I said, this stupid HP desktop cannot have more RAM fitted or the chip upgraded so even if the processor can cope I can't add RAM. Apparantly it's just the way these particular models were made.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 11:42
Oh, right! Moral of the story, avoid HP stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 11:58
Originally posted by halrui halrui wrote:

There is not going to be any OVF from sony for both APS-C or FF bodies. All those rumours are waste of time. OVF is history for Alpha system. SLT, NEX or change system. I stick to Sony. Love Sony lenses and Dyxum.



Totally agree and I also love my Sony lenses, but I would like something a bit more modern than my A700, so that's why I now have to look elsewhere for OVF. Also I live in a city in a country that does not have good Sony product support which is doubly frustrating, but that's off point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 12:01
Originally posted by Peekayoh Peekayoh wrote:

Oh, right! Moral of the story, avoid HP stuff.


Too right, never again
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 13:48
I tried out an A65 viewfinder today and think I can live with it. I managed to find a UK retailer who had an A77 body in stock and placed my order. I should receive it tomorrow.

Thanks for everyone's comments, especially those that allayed my concerns about my Sigma lenses.

Hopefully I wont regret it and wish I'd spent the money on a Pentax 645 film set up instead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 14:11
Steve, well I also hope you won't have cause to regret your purchase, not that I think you will. I just hope you get a good one like mine.

Just bear in mind that the SLT way of working is a bit different and takes a little bit of time (not that much) to get the best out of the camera.

Best of luck and happy shooting!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 February 2012 at 14:15
Originally posted by Peekayoh Peekayoh wrote:

Steve, well I also hope you won't have cause to regret your purchase, not that I think you will. I just hope you get a good one like mine.

Just bear in mind that the SLT way of working is a bit different and takes a little bit of time (not that much) to get the best out of the camera.

Best of luck and happy shooting!

+1 and welcome to the club.

You won't regret it. Anyway, that Pentax is way to big and heavy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2012 at 22:06
Well, it arrived today and managed to get 15 minutes to play with it in my lunch break and have proved that my Sigma 100-300mm F4 works OK on it. Here are a few test shots. No masterpieces I'm afraid.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2012 at 00:41
So, what do you think?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2012 at 09:13
Originally posted by Rouge Recon Rouge Recon wrote:

So, what do you think?

I haven't had long to really test it yet. I should get a proper go tomorrow. But in the short time of use I've been very impressed with its performance outdoors in natural light.

However, I do have some reservations after playing around with it last night.
-Auto exposure with a diffused F42 is not good. It has a tendency to bad over exposure with subjects within about 2 metres. I had to use -1.7 ev flash compensation to get the same exposure as my A700. I was quite surprised about this as the A700 rarely let me down using pre-flash TTL.

-I'm concerned about the levels of chroma noise in the mid-tones in ISO 100-200. I wouldn't expect any even in the shadows at these sensitivities.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2012 at 11:14
I was nearly stupid enough to ask whether you were using TTL or ADI.
I've had good success with the F58, no idea if that has any bearing.

Chroma noise only evident at high magnifications. No affect on prints that I can tell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2012 at 11:34
It seems that flash over-exposure is quite a common problem if this thread on dpreview is to be believed. Gary Friedman appears to be collating serial numbers of affected A77s.

As I do lots of macro stuff with multiple flashes I'm a bit concerned. However I need to experiment some more to see if it is a deal breaker.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2012 at 17:53
I can't believe the images I have been able to capture with my new a77, I planned on keeping my a700 as a backup or second camera for events but with the SSM kit lens and the Zeiss 85 and the SSM 70-300 I don't need anything else. The a700 will be given to my daughter and when the full frame comes out I might seriously consider getting one. My work in post processing has been cut in half, the time preparing the shot is almost immediate and I spend almost no time checking images during a shoot, heck I even turned off the auto review.

SONY has blown my mind with this product.
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