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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2015, 04:48:16 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

tried that one Rex, no joy I am affraid
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2015, 02:16:42 PM »
Finally got my insurance payout approved today, was starting to think I had bought the new camera too soon.

I managed to sell my 7D with grip for a total of £100, was hoping for more but hey with that and the insurance claim it pays for A77ii.

Also I checked the number of actuations on the A550 I bought and its only 14k so I am also happy with that outcome too.

The only negative thing that happened was I sold a book on the 7D on eBay for 99p and misjudged the postage so the auction overall ended up costing me 21p not including the fees I will incur!!  What a numpty.

Anyway I am generally a happy camper, just thought I would share.
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Minolta 70-210 f4
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Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2015, 04:06:52 PM »
Glad to hear that! Let us know how you like the a77ii
Sony A900 w/VG, A700 w/VG, IR Converted Minolta 7D, Minolta 20 f2.8, Minolta 24 f2.8, 35mm f2, 35-70 f4, Sony 50mm f1.4, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 200-500, Tokina 11-16 HVL20AM flash, HVLf58AM flash.

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2015, 04:20:23 PM »
I am still working through the e-book you guys recommended, I have just got to the section on how to customise it so I will probably do that over the weekend.  I don't anticipate shooting anything with it for a couple of weeks.  Taking the A550 to Dubai with me cos I won't be scared of it (losing it or using it).  Will get to grips with the A77ii when the weather improves.

Hoping to buy a 16-50 SSM lens next month for it.
Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2015, 05:52:04 PM »
I am still working through the e-book you guys recommended, I have just got to the section on how to customise it so I will probably do that over the weekend.

Gary Friedman has a list of all his settings that he uses on the subject camera. I would recommend that you use his settings as a starter and modify them to suit your style as you become more familiar with the camera.
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2015, 10:00:49 AM »
I just picked up a 16-50 f2.8 SSM lens on eBay for £240 used, think that's a bit of a steal.... I think I pretty much have everything I wanted to get now lol...  Although this triggertrap thing looks quite interesting.  I see there were some posts about it on the site a while ago but not much info on if anyone is using it much.
Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2015, 04:26:25 AM »
Not sure what you mean by triggertrap?
I use a pair of pixel Opas for triggering strobes and a 20AM for wireless triggering of an a 58AM...john
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2015, 10:22:11 AM »
@Chappo

There is a mobile app and lead called triggertrap that allows you to do some interesting things with the camera.  Having read more about it I think I can wait for a while...

Have a look on google for triggertrap

Nick
Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2015, 09:27:13 AM »
The Sony Alpha a99 SLT-A99V has a lot going for it, including excellent photos and very good video, a well-constructed and well-designed body, solid performance, and a great feature set.

The Sony Alpha SLT-A99V is a generally great camera that's equally adept at both stills and video, but with a few caveats.

Thank u...
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2015, 11:36:14 PM »
Welcome summera.
You did not mention if you have an A99.
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Re: Sony A77 or a A900
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2015, 01:15:11 AM »
I have an a99 and it's fantastic. I just got it earlier this year.  The focusing is worth upgrading. I had an a900 before, still do. Of course ISO performance is a lot better too.
Sony A900 w/VG, A700 w/VG, IR Converted Minolta 7D, Minolta 20 f2.8, Minolta 24 f2.8, 35mm f2, 35-70 f4, Sony 50mm f1.4, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 200-500, Tokina 11-16 HVL20AM flash, HVLf58AM flash.