bakubo wrote:Greg Beetham wrote:Good to see you got back ok Henry. I think the A100 problem is a little strange, I've not had any problems with mine and I drag it just about everywhere I go, oops I tell a lie I did have the sticky shutter button problem which prooved to be dust wedged in between the body and button, the 'fit' between button and body is quite fine, fine enough for even very small dust grains too make it sticky and cause weird stuff too happen with the menu, settings etc. That one was easily fixed, but your problem might not be that of course, it could be something else. I'm wondering if some fine dust hasn't got in the [ok] button in the centre of the rear controller, causing it to go intermittant, or do uncommanded on/off's.
Yes, the A100 during the first 4-5 months back in 2007 had the shutter button problem. At the time I hadn't seen any mention of it anywhere, but I finally guessed why the camera AF, metering, etc. were acting so weird and was able to fix it with a needle. I recall that even with a magnifying glass I couldn't see any dust or anything around the shutter button, but I was able to fix the problem. I will see if it is possible that the other buttons now have the same problem. I hope that is all it is.
bakubo wrote:A very similar problem, coincidentally in much the same situation, is the A55/A33/(A35 too?) "ghosting" problem. I think it has been a year or more though and, I think, Sony has never acknowledged it and hasn't done anything to fix it for A55/A33/(A35 too?) owners. If I am wrong about any of this [5DII and/or A55/A33/(A35 too?)] then I hope someone will step in and correct me.
Argonaut wrote:bakubo wrote:A very similar problem, coincidentally in much the same situation, is the A55/A33/(A35 too?) "ghosting" problem. I think it has been a year or more though and, I think, Sony has never acknowledged it and hasn't done anything to fix it for A55/A33/(A35 too?) owners. If I am wrong about any of this [5DII and/or A55/A33/(A35 too?)] then I hope someone will step in and correct me.
OK. The ghost "problem" (g) is a design issue, not QC. The mirror is not malfunctioning.
David Kilpatrick wrote:Henry, the only time I've actually had ghosting from the A55 has been when I set out to demonstrate that it happened. In real life, not a single image has been affected in a year. The new coating on the A77 mirror, and presumably some changes to the AF module which I think reflected stray light in the A55, make it impossible to produce ghosts by trying (so far, maybe I'll find an example in due course).
Greg Beetham wrote:Hmm that’s a shame Henry, looks like you have a clean sweep now of all the Sony and KM cameras you bought, the KM7D the A100 and the A700 all having problems enough to render them unserviceable. I’m really fascinated about what might be wrong with the A100, I for one would like to know what it is; maybe you could get an estimate/quote just to find out if nothing else.
Greg Beetham wrote:One of the batteries I bought with mine (I bought an extra Sony NP-FM55H battery with the camera) has since developed a problem, it goes flat in a day if I leave it in the camera and don’t actually use the camera, but if I use the camera it seems to last ok…very strange. Luckily the A700 batteries (NP-FM500H) work in the A100 but not the other way around of course, the A100 batteries don’t have the groove on the back and won’t fit in the A700.
Greg Beetham wrote:Ps. Just a thought, have you tried all your lenses on the A100 and if so was there any difference between them as far as the problem goes? The lens release button itself is another possible source of gremlins; if it isn’t operating properly it could throw a spanner in the works.
David Kilpatrick wrote:Henry's posts are giving this forum such a negative feel that I doubt we will have any Alpha users left soon.
David Kilpatrick wrote:Henry's posts are giving this forum such a negative feel that I doubt we will have any Alpha users left soon....
When I find an problem, I report. But I don't keep reporting the same issue for post after post, or putting a link in one thread and then posting a new thread with exactly the same link just to highlight problems. Nor have I, so far, removed any such repetitive posts. But I'm getting fed up with the general tone of several parts of the forum. If I was an interested visitor, I'd have stopped reading and probably forgotten any ideas of being interested in the Alpha system by now.
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