The A77 had its first real outing last weekend at an airshow.
It performed well in all weathers from bright sun (only occasional glimpses), overcast skies and rain (note I heard several Canon users complain of dead cameras due to moisture ingestion).
The only camera issue was the buffer. Simply insufficient for longer bursts of RAW+JPG. The spec says upto 11 frames and up to 13 RAW only before the dreaded lockout.
I met a media shooter using the 70-200G and 300G and he said exactly the same, needs a bigger buffer.
Otherwise he was also very happy.
Flying displays encourage the use of the 8 fps as you try to capture that magic moment so just over a second of shooting before lock out (then the magic moment comes!!!). Perhaps a better compromise would be a 4fps frame rate for the low setting, 3 is a bit too low so getting same frames just over a longer period (I'll try low next time).
Summary - I like it a lot (except for the buffer)! It feels and performs great.
I have a lot of sorting and editing to do however on downloading my images I discovered a related problem.
I had insufficient disk space on my pc. Dopey here forgot to add up the total of 2 x 32GB and 3 x 16GB cards which exceeded the available 70Gb space - DOH!
I intended downloading all the cards then quickly deleting all the rubbish followed by a closer examination for out of focus or blurred images.
A new strategy is now called for. Avoid initial Lightroom import and just download 1 card at a time to folder. Backup to USB drive. Delete all but possible keepers then import to Lightroom for closer inspection/editing.
Repeat for other cards.
Any way I'll be cross-eyed by the time I get through them all.
I'll try to post a few examples.
Only an A77II and Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.