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by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony
Replies: 50
Views: 7339

Re: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony

I don't want to go into an extended service argument here, but the retailer where I got the camera from did NOT have any other A57's in stock so that is why I went to Sony directly. Normally you would go back to the retailer but in this case I think I took a logical path. I could have got a refund ...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"
Replies: 122
Views: 13612

Re: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"

when the company you've invested in is firmware-crippling bodies to protect the sales of its higher end bodies, it's hard not to feel sore. . They all do though - Canon, Nikon etc. as well. Barry, D7k is older & replaced though ;) You can find a new, UK stock A77V body only for £749 if you look...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony
Replies: 50
Views: 7339

Re: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony

Sony couldn't give a damn if I'm without a camera I paid for, for months possibly...? tbh Barry that should really be between you & the dealer. You didn't buy it from Sony direct & it's highly probable that the dealer made more profit from selling it to you than Sony did selling it to the d...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Multi interface
Replies: 48
Views: 6391

Re: Multi interface

bfitzgerald wrote:No idea why Sony dropped the normal wired remote

probably because the current one couldn't support the extra functions.
I would imagine that Sony may also try to standardise this across Alpha/Nex/Cybershot & video cameras.
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony
Replies: 50
Views: 7339

Re: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony

that's not really Kodak though - they have licenced their brand name to a 3rd party.

As for Focus a couple of years ago Sony decided that they were better off spending their money on other marketing activities than attending.
by Heidfirst
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: New 70-200 G?
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: New 70-200 G?

Well, there is expectation that the 70-200 G will get the same treatment as the 70-400 G, new coatings & an SSM upgrade & I would imagine in the not too distant future (depending upon how many of the existing ones are left in stock around the world) but concrete :roll: .
by Heidfirst
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G

seals really need to be designed in at the start - this is just a facelift. I suspect that the same will be true for the 70-200 G II.
Not going to be an easy fix with an extending lens.

Having said that I've used my 70-400 in appalling weather with no issues :)
by Heidfirst
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"
Replies: 122
Views: 13612

Re: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"

You won't be able to use a wired remote with a flash in the shot shoe either (another dumb move), the LCD is smaller and half the res of the A57, the shooting rate is half the A57 too. Not much of an update is it really? the remote/flash etc. potential issue I had realised very quickly but it's pos...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Web Content Announcements
Topic: re. Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 4426

re. Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor

"Is the sensor the same as the Nikon D7100, which was announced this morning as well" was it? Have you got your dates mixed up & let something slip?

edit: the supposedly leaked release doing the rounds says that the D7100 has a 24.3MP sensor & will be announced 21/02
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G

£500 price increase on the 70-400mm G again the price is surely off the mark current list price is over £1600 so assuming the same that's a ~5.5% price increase. For 4x the AF speed (the current is slower to AF than the Canon 100-400 L)albeit beating it in pretty much everything else ) let alone th...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"
Replies: 122
Views: 13612

Re: Sony A58 "plastic lens mount"

I'm still shocked by the all plastic mount, it's a move that is frankly absurd and likely to not go down well. it's not all plastic, it's plastic, plastic, metal with the retention bit being metal & the front plastic only a bearing face. Given that this appears to be the entry model now & a...
by Heidfirst
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G
Replies: 28
Views: 4790

Re: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G

70-400 G SSM II £1800
50/1.4 ZA SSM £1300
18-55 SAM II £180
according to the likes of ephotozine etc.
http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/deta ... wsAreaId=2
by Heidfirst
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: What's best
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: What's best

Greg Beetham wrote:There is the RX100 but it’s a fixed focal length camera

I think that you are thinking of the RX1 as the RX100 has a zoom (equiv. to ~28-112 in 35mm terms iirc).
by Heidfirst
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Support/Service - My opinion
Replies: 153
Views: 21158

Re: Sony Support/Service - My opinion

Barry, were you speaking to Pencoed directly? If, as I suspect, you weren't but to general Sony tele support who also handle TV, DVD, PC etc. etc. you may well do better speaking directly to Pencoed. Certainly in the UK you would be well within your rights to reject it for a full refund from the sup...
by Heidfirst
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A58 coming with 20Mp and increased DR???
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: A58 coming with 20Mp and increased DR???

Faster AF is always welcome. I wonder why such improvements are introduced to a cheaper model after the release of the A99. To my way of thinking faster AF and greater DR should have been first in the NEX top model as well as the top APS-C and FF Alphas. Just my way of thinking. because it was the ...

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