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by Scooterman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 7536

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

Hi Greg, If you read some of the “Reviews?” the Jpegs are not that good, I can assure you with good lenses they are excellent, I did a test with my Sigma 100-300mm f4 And I can say they are fine with my old eyes even the viewfinder is stunning, my biggest fear before trying. Overall I find it a very...
by Scooterman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 7536

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

Morning all, well it is here! I have the A-77 as do quite a few others and we love them, yes there could be improvements, no camera made is perfect, although one or two people may claim that their Canpentnikoly is? One- how long does it take to change an SD card? The next thing, I see quite a few Ca...
by Scooterman
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 7536

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

I nearly did not buy the A-77, when I first tried it the viewfinder and a few other points on it then I tried the 1.03 firmware version and also good quality lenses and that persuaded it for me. If I did not have “quality” lenses it would not have been worth it, to get the best out of the sensor i’m...
by Scooterman
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT sales at London Camera Exchange
Replies: 28
Views: 4812

Re: SLT sales at London Camera Exchange

While in town today (Worcester) I passed the London Camera Exchange (LCE) and they had both A77 and A65 on display 'for sale' in the window. I was only able to resist going in to check out the new bodies because my car park ticket was about to expire. I recently called into LCE Colchester to get th...
by Scooterman
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?

Not having two cameras side by side, I could not say for sure but the responsiveness was/is better, yes. There is still a sort of lag when operating the adjustments which means I sometimes overshoot on changing aperture or exposure correction. I did not find the 1.02 firmware so slow I would have r...
by Scooterman
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?

Hi All, Nikon also have problems I bought an D7000 last week, that had a focusing fault selection, I bought it because on trying the A-77 with firmware 1.02 instaled I did not like the slowness of use, well I took the Nikon back to the shop and they asked me to try the new A-77 stock in with firmwar...
by Scooterman
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony quality control problems
Replies: 238
Views: 32680

Re: Sony quality control problems

Henry's posts are giving this forum such a negative feel that I doubt we will have any Alpha users left soon. I have owned KM7D, KM5D, A100 (x2 together), 200 (x2 together), 700 (x2 because of issue), 350 (x3, still got two), 550, 580, 900, 55, 77, NEX-5 and also used for test purposes several othe...
by Scooterman
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP

It appears they just got one at that price. Quite odd. I suspect they made a mistake actually. David Mine is on it's way David, mistake or not £149.99 is the right price for me :D Regards Richard Hi David, the lens has arrived brand new :). first impressions a brilliant bit of kit, not the IQ of th...
by Scooterman
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Insects...
Replies: 301
Views: 34897

Re: Insects...

Great shot Richard, do your bees bob and weave around a lot? or are they a bit more steady than ours? Yeah wow that is some millipede jcoffin. Greg They certainly don’t hang about much over here, summer is so short normally they have to get as much food as they can and as fast as they can Gregg. Th...
by Scooterman
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Want-ads
Topic: Sony HVL-F42AM or Metz 48 AF-1
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Sony HVL-F42AM or Metz 48 AF-1

Metz flash in post Neil. :)
Regards
Richard
by Scooterman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP

David Kilpatrick wrote:It appears they just got one at that price. Quite odd. I suspect they made a mistake actually.

David

Mine is on it's way David, mistake or not £149.99 is the right price for me :D
Regards
Richard
by Scooterman
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP

Unless you are absolutely certain in which case I'll call them in the morning... I thought it was "used" but on talking to them "NEW" special offer, if you want one I would grab one quick before they all go at that price David, I was rather surprised at those prices. :D regards ...
by Scooterman
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Sony 50mm f1.4 - PC World
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Sony 50mm f1.4 - PC World

[quote= Annoyingly I picked up a copy for 300 at the Imaging Show at the NEC just a couple of weeks before. I've got a PC World / Currys megastore close by with quite a large camera section - the staff are fairly clueless (over heard snapshot of sales advice in PC World - 'Only Sony make Sony Lenses...
by Scooterman
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 OS (Optical Stabiliser) - 249.99 GBP

An even better one, london camera exchange in Chester has them for ----------- £ 149.99+postage, on special deal, I have one coming in the morning via City Link. :shock:
The reviews a very good for this lens, we will see. :wink:
Richard
ps been ill for past few weeks now far better.
by Scooterman
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony Ring Light vs. Sigma Ring Flash EM-140
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Sony Ring Light vs. Sigma Ring Flash EM-140

Ring lights are just that, not much good for other than lighting. As the others have said the Sigma is far better, or you could try one of the flash gun conversions made by Flaghead, I have not used one myself,a friend of mine has with Nikon and he says it works well, you won't be able to switch sid...

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