Sony a77II discontinued

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby sury » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:50 am

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:06 am

I used Lock-On AF Expanded Flexible Spot focusing to take these. Did it work? I have no idea. Never saw the camera track anything but there was little movement from the subject.

All taken with the Tamron 150-600mm at f8.0 and 1/500th. Handheld.

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby CHOLLY » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:30 pm

That setting is designed to track fast moving subjects... not necessarily slow moving or static subjects.

Check THIS out: http://www.sony.net/Products/di/common/ ... _Guide.pdf

Then I STRONGLY suggest you consider purchasing the A77II EBook by Gary Friedman.

Friedman is a NASA scientist who is also an award winning photographer and one of the BEST 3rd party owners manual authors in the business.

His books are EXTREMELY well written, covering ever single feature and capability of your camera in great detail, but in plain, easy to understand language suitable for everyone from the beginning photographer to the season professional.

Gary offers a 2 week satisfaction or your money back offer, but in my experience... and I have purchased a number of his products... you would be willing to pay TWICE the price for what he gives you and STILL feel like you came out ahead on the deal.

Check this out:

http://friedmanarchives.com/alpha77II/index.htm

Good luck, and enjoy your camera!

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks. I did purchase the Friedman book but after being sick in bed for 2 weeks, I decided to go out and take some images. I had seen the focusing section in the Friedman book but it is still new to me.
Will play more seriously next week.

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby CHOLLY » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Once you get the feel for the different situations and how the lens you have attached to the camera will respond, you'll REALLY be able to master the Autofocus options.

Again, Good Luck!

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon May 15, 2017 8:47 pm

Had some luck last weekend.

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Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Unread postby CHOLLY » Tue May 16, 2017 3:41 am

The Osprey looks good.


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