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In a sea of competition and some great marques out there, I must admit that I am quite disappointed with Sony and there software (or lack thereof) software releases. I still cannot run Playmemories on any of my Mac's. I also find that the rumor mill is kind of non-existent other than on the product side.

Let's be honest, Canon, Nikon and Fuji are way better at this.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my a7r, but this really frustrates me.
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Re: Is it just me or are Sony not the swiftest at releasing firmware, etc.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 04:00:42 PM »
I agree firmware updates would be nice but there is another side to this. Friends that shoot Canon and Nikon often complain about the amount of updates and changes they make. The Canon 5d Mkii had 8 or 9 updates, on top of the published fix's / changes they changed functionality that users had become accustomed to ;)
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Re: Is it just me or are Sony not the swiftest at releasing firmware, etc.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 10:20:02 PM »
I agree firmware updates would be nice but there is another side to this. Friends that shoot Canon and Nikon often complain about the amount of updates and changes they make. The Canon 5d Mkii had 8 or 9 updates, on top of the published fix's / changes they changed functionality that users had become accustomed to ;)

While I can pretty much do all that I need through Aperture on my Mac(s), I would love to wirelessly transfer from my a7r.  Their SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) is terrible.
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Re: Is it just me or are Sony not the swiftest at releasing firmware, etc.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 09:11:44 PM »
I sense your frustration but I think not many folks use the Sony computer software....john
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