10,300 words on the Alpha 77

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10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:59 am

And still no way a complete report. Hope you find it useful:

http://www.photoclubalpha.com/2011/10/1 ... row-today/

Please share the link on other interested sites!

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby redsim74 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:19 am

Thanks David!

I managed to have a 10-15 minute test drive of an A77 over the weekend, taking my CZ16-80 and a Class 6 SD card. It was pretty clear that it's a great deal of camera in terms of functionality and would need more than just a quarter hour of play.

I took away some decidedly average RAW+JPG shots (given my location and lack of familiarity). What I did notice was some kind of purple fringing or "tinting", in high contrast areas when shooting at 80mm into the strongly lit street outside. I hadn't noticed this before with the 16-80 + A700.

Is this something you'd come across during testing?


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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:52 am

David, this article is cracking me up! I love the little candid comments under the images.
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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:29 pm

I like the Auto ISO jibe but truth is it was a damn valid niggle on other Alpha models :lol:

Personally I'm still not convinced on the IQ side the 16mp CMOS looks a safer better all round bet. As for the EVF I've not tried one but details and shadows are very important. I'll continue to ignore EVF models as long as possible 8)

I'm sure if I were an Australian sports photographer I'd be a lot more keen on it. Truth is for my work I don't need 24mp, nor 12fps but I do need detail as my eyes can see.

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby dennismullen » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:21 pm

The improved Auto ISO adjustments are good but I wish Sony would have added Auto ISO in Manual Mode.

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Dusty » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:37 pm

Very informative, as usual, David.

I take it from the article that, as much as Sony has produced a good product, they have, as usual, done a few boneheaded things that make it miss the mark of being truly a great camera.

Perhaps they'll make amends and fix such items in the A750. (Okay, I can wish, can't I?)

It just seems that Sony needs on their design team a few dedicated photographers with the pull to get some of these items thought out in advance and put into the final product.

Thanks for your hard work and honest evaluation!

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A77 review

Unread postby sergio_alpha » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:39 pm

Congratulations on the review of the A77.

What do you think of the noise at low light of A77?


The couple 24MP and 12-bit / cnl does not allow you to open the shadows and facilitate the work of PP


What is your opinion?

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Birma » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:34 pm

Excellent practical, real world review DK. Very enjoyable read. It certainly seems like there is a lot of a camera to get your head around.
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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:18 pm

Hey guys, did you notice the advertisement on the Canon site? At the bottom right? It says: Wanted David Kilpatrick Muted, reward 5,000 USD to the one who accomplishes it without getting caught.... Obviously they are not generous...

Now seriously, both are wonderful articles. I can read in between the lines even your future predictions. Very informative and very well written (as always).
And, btw, today PCA had the most visitors in its history.

David, did you actually make a word count? :lol:
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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Lonnie Utah » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:39 pm

double post.
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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Lonnie Utah » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:41 pm

$5,000? I couldn't even by their silly 1dx for that. Their going to have to up their price! lol!!!

PS: do you have a link to that??

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:47 am

Doc - it's 10,900 words plus now after adding some extra stuff!

Not the highest number, that was December 2010 when we had over 14,000 reads this time was about 10,000 in the day.

Now I am off to get some sleep up at 5 to do an airport run for wife and daughter, then to client meeting 100 miles away.

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:49 pm

Not sure why there is an article about the 1DX this is a specific type of camera aimed at a specific market segment. And I'm not one of them neither are most here.
I can't say I care for cameras this big and bulky I've tried a few of them can't say I liked them much...but they have a place for those who want them. I can't see why there is any reference to it on the site bar the high FPS.

One this is for sure there are likely to be a lot more 1DX's in use for press and sports photographers than there will be Sony A77's that's just the reality of what the market uses. These FF beasts are tough as nails and you could roll a panzer tank over them and they'd probably still work.

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Great job of work with the A77 review David, the camera certainly has plenty of features to keep one busy deciding what to use when.
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I took a quick look at the Canon 1D forum (dpr) and there were a few complaining that 18MP weren't enough megapixels in the 1DX, amazing. I suppose Canon could release a high MP lower frame rate scenic version if they wanted too, wouldn't do to be left with an MP gap in this day and age...would it.
I like my battery grips detachable myself, then you can trim the camera down a bit in bulk when you don't need the extra duration, but I guess while there is a demand for 1D, D3 style integral large cameras they will make them.

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Re: 10,300 words on the Alpha 77

Unread postby UrsaMajor » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:David, did you actually make a word count? :lol:
I assume that David wrote the review with a word processor. All of the current word processors with which I am familiar will do a word count with only one or two mouse clicks.

Since many professional writers are paid by the word, that is a capability that is definitely on the checklist of marketing features for word processing software.

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