The camera should arrive Monday or Tuesday.
I've decided to shoot a single raw photo, no JPG, with the camera right out of the box (well, as soon as the battery charges, in any case) and to take that photo to CS3 immediately without any other shots.
I'll set up a scene and studio lights and determine the aperture that I want with an incident flash meter (or better, the Maxm 7D). I'll probably shoot with the CZ 135 f/1.8 at about f/4, ISO 100 or 200. (From the manual, I assume it will start at a default of ISO 200, but I'll set that down first...). 1/250 off of the tripod should do fine without silly-shot.
I'm betting I nail exposure on the first frame.
However, compared to the Maxxum 7D, would you say that it exposes the same or more/less?
By the way... if I use DOF to get a preview, will the PC sync close to fire the strobes with the a900?
[NOTE: We all need to fire off a letter to Sony to get them to get an English writer to do their next manual. Full of poor noun choices, bad grammar and ambiguities not to mention complete omissions.)