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Super steady shot error on a77II
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:03:40 PM »
First time since my Minolta 7D get an error for the steady shot.

Until today about 10000 photos with a77II first time today while I was at water ski competition I saw in view finder SSS error :(

Immediately I stopped shooting went to quick navigation display and tried to turn on/off SSS. The camera reported back that this faction is not available since there is an error with SSS.

I turned on and off the camera and the problem solved :)

Only think that I am thinking is that the camera it was hot. Hope it never appears again
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 10:30:11 PM »
Funny, I had a 'red hand' appear on my viewfinder today with 'error!' next to it - I assumed it was Super Steady messing me around - switched off and back on, problem solved.  I wasn't doing anything strange or different from usual as far as I was aware.

First time I've ever seen this (the A350 was my camera before the A77ii)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 07:06:36 AM by philwjones »

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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 11:52:44 PM »
Interesting and kind of troubling.  Keep a a watch and maybe check out some of the rumour sites...john
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 05:41:57 AM »
I saw first time at dpreview and couldn't believe it. After this happen to me and philwjones it must be a problem with a77II if it is appears again :(
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 07:15:45 AM »
The one thing, having read dpreview, is that I was photographing a cycling event - so using the continuous AF a lot - and probably had the shutter button halfway down a lot.  That said, I was doing this too on Wednesday and Thursday but didn't get the error.

I really hope it's not a hardware issue, my experience with Sony warranty is not a positive one.

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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 09:05:54 AM »
Thanks for replying and reminding me about
........probably had the shutter button halfway down a lot........

Now things get in an order.
1st day i was shooting with 24-70 CZ with shutter over 1/3000 sec sometime 1/8000 sec. Steady shot probably doesn't need to work due to high shutter speed.

2nd day i was using the 70-400G at 400mm and shutter speed max 1/1000 sec. Yes with this combination the SSS is definitely necessary and since Sony have change the way of SSS is activating then it get hot easier and get a warning of protection.

The older way the SSS was working only when the shutter was fully depress  and not half press. When i go home i will deactivate this new future and see at next sport event how the camera behaves with tele lens. Hope i am right and it will not appears again other way the a77II will be send back to SONY service center :(
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 05:08:21 PM »
That'll probably stop the camera sucking the life out of my batteries too.  Frankly, can't see the point in SSS being switched on just for the viewfinder.  I'll knock it off to I think.

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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 11:10:22 AM »
I find this somewhat worrying :(

I have not updated yet from the mark 1 to the mark 2 77. I think I will be holding off and see if this is a fault that needs sorting by Sony. I don't see the point of having the SSS if you have to worry about when you switch it on or off and then miss the shot. :(

Thanks for bringing this up. Any other sites making a mention of this?
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 04:36:27 PM »
I find this somewhat worrying :(   ............. I don't see the point of having the SSS if you have to worry about when you switch it on or off and then miss the shot. :(


Frank the A77II has additional to the other models View Finder Stabilization. This can be manage if you enable SSS with half press the shutter. If you disable this function then the camera revert as all Sony/Minolta cameras where the SSS is activate only by fully press the shutter. More accurate information I will give as soon as I use the camera with this function OFF. Tomorrow is a sport event but I may not go due to height Humidity over 65% and temperatures over 40C ( our summer time :( )
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Thanks for the added information Rex. I'll certainly look out for any and all updates you give on this - as and when you are able to do so :)
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 04:34:59 PM »
My pleasure to give correct information Frank. I repeat again I don't work by Sony and what I have until now I paid by my self. So what I write here is the reality. Here by dynaxdigital until now we are only two owners a77II and we had already this problem.

On Dyxum there are much more owners of a77II but nobody until now reported this problem except me http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/a77ii-first-time-error-with-sss_topic107779.html. This is a very big suprice for me :) . You can make you own conclusion of what I mean :) 
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2014, 05:18:36 PM »
Thanks again Rex - and for the link to the discussion on dyxum.com. I probably will not take so many shots in one go and not have the problem happen to me but if/when I get to go to Goodwood Festival of Speed again I know I will take LOTS of shots in the 12 FPS burst mode.

I also followed the link in that discussion to the one over on DPReview. Sounds like there may be a problem... hopefully only in the first shipment coming out and SONY will hopefully react sooner to find out what is/has happened.

From the discussion on dyxum and/or DPReview so far the serial numbers of (some?!) affected mark IIs is around the 2,000 mark.

I was thinking of doing a trade-in / px thing on one with a couple of a700s and a Canon EOS 400D + a couple of lenses. I may just hold off as I'm not liking the discussions so far :(
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 02:32:09 PM »
Well... I got better PX sums for the 2 x a700s with kit lens than initially estimated as they said the a700s were in better condition than I'd listed... and the Canon (sorry!) 90-300 lens so went for the a77ii. I will see if I get any of the error messages come up. Has it recurred with you since Rex - or any one else with the Mk II?

I've just (in a couple of days of having it on eBay) sold the Canon 400D + kit lens as Wex decided not to do PX on that - but then I got a far better price than they initially offered... if with some messing around by would be buyers and buyers. Long tale which I'd rather forget about - not the usual straight forward dealings I've been use to with eBay members!
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Re: Super steady shot error on a77II
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 05:42:13 AM »
Congratulations and happy shooting. The new a77II /a99 /a6000 are equal in AF speed and acutance. What I like more is that all three models are fully customisable with the a77II to be on top.

Since that day the SSS error appear I didn't use the camera again at any sports events but is coming a new event Drifting. This is going to be a big challenge for a77II error massage since you have to work with low shutter speeds.

Sony asked me to take a picture from the screen when the error appears again.

Next time when it will appear I will have another camera with me just to take the picture of the error massage. (like Clive did when the replaced his a77)
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