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Badhands

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Updated to a a77
« on: December 27, 2014, 05:08:14 AM »
I finally got the Sony a77 that I have been after for a fair while for Christmas.
It was a shops demo model and this gave me the Battery Grip  and lens for $899 Australian.
The camera this a77 is replacing is my Sony a390 which I will say has served me well and I will still keep it as my backup camera.
The actual image size once down loaded has made a massize jump from I think somewhere around 4595 on the long side to the new 6000 on the long side. So this may seem small for some of you here it isn't the case for me.
Not being a young one no more it takes a little while for things to seep in so it will a while and a lot of playing with the new camera so I am at the same understanding I was with the old one.
So far I am more than pleased with it but can't say too much as I think it is great.
Looking about the place I have noticed that I will need to get a faster card to get the most out of this camera.
But I am so happy with it.
One of the reasons why I joined here was to learn from you all here and in time I might even be able to help out in answering a thing or to myself. I am happy to be here and to see how this forum run.

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Re: Updated to a a77
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 08:26:04 AM »
Welcome Badhands to a friendly and warm forum. Congratulation to your new Camera an excellent one and you will not regret for that. Any question you have me and many other members will try to answer them and help you if we can :)

For start get a card with minimum writing / reading speed 95mb/s.
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Re: Updated to a a77
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 09:49:03 AM »
Firstly Welcome Badhands, glad that you decided to join us.  I see that you managed to post your first effort a few times but I have removed the duplicates.

 Secondly, You say that you bought the A77 in Australian dollars- whereabouts are you located?

Finally, if you are looking for assistance with learning the new camera, I can highly recommend Gary  Friedman's books.  I have the one on the A99 and my wife the one on the A57.  Much better read than the manual that come with the camera.
And no I do not get a commission but wished I did.....

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Re: Updated to a a77
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 07:03:35 PM »
Welcome to our forum Badhands. I hope you will post lots of photos here to share with us, or if you need a critique.

Don't know how to post a photo? just ask and you will get lots of help.
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Updated to a a77
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 07:57:35 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome fist of.
Sorry about the multiple posts I am not sure why that happened.
I seen this site and knew if anyone anywhere that were going to be able to help me I knew this was for me.
I joined and have had a look around and I still have gots heaps to look at.

On the area I live in, it is Sunraysia, which is in the Northwest of Victoria.
Mild winters but very hot summers like a week or 2 of over 40 degree's Celsius, and no not a lie.
The name came from the reason I really do have bad hands so I thought it would be a good title to hang my hat on.

Once I am a little more in tune with my new camera I will post and if they need a boot up the backside go for it.
I might not like it too much but I don't like sugar coating things myself.
But I may agree with what you have got to say and I will take what has been said if it is the way I want my shots to turn out.

But I am happy to be here and I intend in posting more, with luck oneday I maybe able to help some fresh starter to.