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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2015, 07:16:19 PM »
Checked my firmware and its 1.01 so I will try the upgrade in a few days.

The one thing I don't seem to have in the box is the little black plastic cover for the LCD screen that says sony on it, I have seen in other peoples pics.  Is it an accessory or is it just missing?

If it is like the A99, the screen swivels on itself and makes its own cover.  Have a look at Gary Friedman's book on the A77- well worth the money in my view....john
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2015, 07:37:36 PM »
I can't afford the Freidman book, even as an ebook its a fortune and i cant find a torrent of it.

I have pre ordered Busch's (i think that was his name) book so hope that one will be ok

Oh and that now makes sense
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2015, 01:48:42 AM »
^^^That is a screen protector you are thinking of and you'll have to buy it separately.

It'll cost you between $11 and $16 depending on where you buy it.

BTW, have the Busch book. IT DOES NOT COMPARE to the Friedman EBook in ANY way, shape, or fashion!

The Friedman book is much bigger, goes into much more detail, is better written, and does a MUCH better job of answering any questions you may have.

Plus, the Friedman ebook is only $27.00 I paid $30.00 for the Busch book waiting for Friedman to publish his book.

I'll NEVER do that again. I'll just wait. :(
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2015, 11:44:16 AM »
Cholly,

Thanks for you advice, based on your recommendations I have cancelled my pre order for Busch's book and I have purchased a copy of Friedmans e-book for my kindle.

This is the thing I was talking about (ref the cover):

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There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2015, 02:33:20 AM »
Sony camera shutter counts can be reset and normally it is not possible to determine the true shutter count if you buy it used. If you want to check what your used A77II shutter count really is, try this program. It was originally posted by a member, Probably Frank or Rex, I can't remember. Click here. My A850 was bought new and this website proved to be accurate for it.

The LCD screen on the A77 & A99 can be rotated so that it becomes a screen protector, as shown on your photo. A screen protector like CHOLLY links to is still a good idea as it is real easy to forget to rotate the LCD.
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2015, 04:15:28 PM »
Cholly,

Already ordered one of those things but thanks for the links.

AScot

The shutter count was listed by the photographic company selling the camera so hopefully they got it from the exif tool too but I will be checking at my earliest convenience.
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2015, 07:18:42 PM »
Updated the firmware to 2.0... was actually quite scary but very straightforward.

I checked the shutter count using the tool and it's 423
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2015, 09:05:25 PM »
I keep hoping that one day, that little site will be able to count my shutter use on the A700
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2015, 09:26:31 PM »
Updated the firmware to 2.0... was actually quite scary but very straightforward.

I checked the shutter count using the tool and it's 423

So it is genuine and you got yourself a real bargain.  Great news...john
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2015, 07:02:00 PM »
I keep hoping that one day, that little site will be able to count my shutter use on the A700

I hope you are not holding your breath? :|
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2015, 09:39:49 PM »
I keep hoping that one day, that little site will be able to count my shutter use on the A700

I hope you are not holding your breath? :|

nah not really, I did a count up of how many pictures I have kept since owning the A700 ( I keep a log of how many go on flickr and then double it), so far I have reached 75,000, plenty of life in the old dog yet........
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2015, 11:20:18 PM »
nah not really, I did a count up of how many pictures I have kept since owning the A700 ( I keep a log of how many go on flickr and then double it), so far I have reached 75,000, plenty of life in the old dog yet........
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Wow Gordon 50% keepers.   Impressive !! I was shooting a set up of a whisky bottle, glass and water jug yesterday for an upcoming comp title "water" and I would have taken ~ 60 variants before I got one that I have printed.  Still not entirely happy with it but 59 junkers to 1 keeper.... john
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2015, 02:57:32 PM »
I keep hoping that one day, that little site will be able to count my shutter use on the A700

Try this http://www.dynaxdigital.com/other-photography-equipment/pie-(picture-information-extractor)-24466/ one it may work for A700
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2015, 03:16:25 PM »
With my 900 i was capturing probably 60-70% keepers with the a99, I've only had it a couple weeks, I can already tell the focusing is going to get me a whole lot higher on that number. The focusing just nails where you want. I'm just shocked at how much better it is.
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