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by Atgets_Apprentice
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: should I buy an a580?
Replies: 40
Views: 4421

Re: should I buy an a580?

pakodominguez wrote:Sad story... I'm just curious, how do you imaging this firmware upgrade that will keep your sensor clean?


There must be some way of improving the effectiveness of the cleaning mode through firmware, to bring it in line with older, cheaper models it actually worked on.
by Atgets_Apprentice
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: should I buy an a580?
Replies: 40
Views: 4421

Re: should I buy an a580?

Update: I've just received an e-mail from the retailer that they cannot do a refund, and can only exchange "like for like", and since I don't want another a580, I am stuck with it. I may was well go back to the clapped out a100 I "upgraded" from. At least the sensor cleaning on ...
by Atgets_Apprentice
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: should I buy an a580?
Replies: 40
Views: 4421

Re: should I buy an a580?

My answer to your question at the moment would be a resounding NO . I have owned an a580 since March, and whilst it has many great features, great handling, and an optical viewfinder, it is seriously let down by the sensor cleaning mode. Maybe I should say the sensor not-cleaning mode. I heard about...

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