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by Scooterman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 8657

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

Hi Greg, If you read some of the “Reviews?” the Jpegs are not that good, I can assure you with good lenses they are excellent, I did a test with my Sigma 100-300mm f4 And I can say they are fine with my old eyes even the viewfinder is stunning, my biggest fear before trying. Overall I find it a very...
by Scooterman
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 8657

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

Morning all, well it is here! I have the A-77 as do quite a few others and we love them, yes there could be improvements, no camera made is perfect, although one or two people may claim that their Canpentnikoly is? One- how long does it take to change an SD card? The next thing, I see quite a few Ca...
by Scooterman
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wait.
Replies: 46
Views: 8657

Re: Sony A77-Really a Bridge camera? Worth Getting Now or Wa

I nearly did not buy the A-77, when I first tried it the viewfinder and a few other points on it then I tried the 1.03 firmware version and also good quality lenses and that persuaded it for me. If I did not have “quality” lenses it would not have been worth it, to get the best out of the sensor i’m...
by Scooterman
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT sales at London Camera Exchange
Replies: 28
Views: 5456

Re: SLT sales at London Camera Exchange

While in town today (Worcester) I passed the London Camera Exchange (LCE) and they had both A77 and A65 on display 'for sale' in the window. I was only able to resist going in to check out the new bodies because my car park ticket was about to expire. I recently called into LCE Colchester to get th...
by Scooterman
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?

Not having two cameras side by side, I could not say for sure but the responsiveness was/is better, yes. There is still a sort of lag when operating the adjustments which means I sometimes overshoot on changing aperture or exposure correction. I did not find the 1.02 firmware so slow I would have r...
by Scooterman
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: A77 Review at photoclubalpha.com?

Hi All, Nikon also have problems I bought an D7000 last week, that had a focusing fault selection, I bought it because on trying the A-77 with firmware 1.02 instaled I did not like the slowness of use, well I took the Nikon back to the shop and they asked me to try the new A-77 stock in with firmwar...
by Scooterman
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony quality control problems
Replies: 238
Views: 36976

Re: Sony quality control problems

Henry's posts are giving this forum such a negative feel that I doubt we will have any Alpha users left soon. I have owned KM7D, KM5D, A100 (x2 together), 200 (x2 together), 700 (x2 because of issue), 350 (x3, still got two), 550, 580, 900, 55, 77, NEX-5 and also used for test purposes several othe...
by Scooterman
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Insects...
Replies: 301
Views: 39966

Re: Insects...

Great shot Richard, do your bees bob and weave around a lot? or are they a bit more steady than ours? Yeah wow that is some millipede jcoffin. Greg They certainly don’t hang about much over here, summer is so short normally they have to get as much food as they can and as fast as they can Gregg. Th...
by Scooterman
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony Ring Light vs. Sigma Ring Flash EM-140
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Sony Ring Light vs. Sigma Ring Flash EM-140

Ring lights are just that, not much good for other than lighting. As the others have said the Sigma is far better, or you could try one of the flash gun conversions made by Flaghead, I have not used one myself,a friend of mine has with Nikon and he says it works well, you won't be able to switch sid...
by Scooterman
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canon Withdrawn from "In Focus"
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Canon Withdrawn from "In Focus"

Apparently the chimpanzee advert WAS the trigger which made them pull out. They had just had a European management reshuffle, the new managers were not happy with the £300,000 cost of attending Focus (to reach 30,000 visitors - £10 per person), and when this arrived they pulled the plug including t...
by Scooterman
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Birds 2011
Replies: 504
Views: 51354

Re: Birds 2011

Brilliant shots, brilliant countryside with a big sky, fresh salmon and trout from the river cooked over a camp fire what could be better.
Thanks for that Frank
Richard :)
by Scooterman
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: POLL: How much do you use the video function?
Replies: 84
Views: 11004

Re: POLL: How much do you use the video function?

ps. Lots of luck with that Richard


What is that Greg, nicking the 500mm lens? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Scooterman
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: POLL: How much do you use the video function?
Replies: 84
Views: 11004

Re: POLL: How much do you use the video function?

mike2008 it was an observation that we have never seen any photos from you, all we ever see is you jumping to the defence of Sony at every opportunity, warranted or not. If you were to actually join in in the forum more instead of the one track record of defending Sony I might see you in a differen...
by Scooterman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 12113

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Argonaut wrote:Relax everybody. Barry "Stonewall" Fitzgerald is just buying a cell phone.

http://www.mobile-phone-directory.org/P ... s_A55.html


He does not have to buy one, I have one gathering dust some where. :) :)
by Scooterman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 12113

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

I'm going to buy an A55 :shock: It appears that the calendar program on my computer has a bug! My system says the date is 4 March, not 1 April. Curse you, Bill Gates!!! :wink: With best wishes, - Tom - April the 1st is not that far away perhaps it is Barry getting in early :wink: :lol: :lol:

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