Posts tagged with Sony A77
Check out the full size samples (click on larger images) from the Sony DT 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6. All are jpegs directly out of the camera (A77), no changes were made. I posted two shots using two different apertures, although they were hand held so they don’t line up perfectly. Manual focusing was used. I took several shots of each scene and bracketed the focusing, and the sharpest shots are shown here. Heat shimmer is present on some of the longer shots.
Included are a few bokeh type shots, along with a close focus and ghosting/flare sample. Colors are dull because I have the camera set to standard/neutral for jpegs, RAW are much more colorful for some reason.Read More →
If you’re looking for a little better performance from your A77, you might want to update the firmware to Ver. 1.05. Check your camera by going to menu–>setup–>version. This update has been around for a while now, but I just bought the A77 about a month or so ago and thought I’d use it first to see how things went before changing the firmware. I was disappointed in the dial lag when changing settings, the A700 is much more ‘crisp’ in that department. The latest update corrects the setting change lag on the front and rear dials, and improves the shutdown time; and I can confirm it actually does this. It’s not quite the same as the A700 in that the dial change speed is not quite instantaneous, but it’s close. It’s also supposed to help AF speed in ‘wide’ contrast situations, but I haven’t done any testing yet to try and confirm that. With the new update, six more lenses are covered for compensations like distortion, color fringing and vignetting.
Latest lenses to be covered: Already covered:
CZ 24/2 16-50/2.8 G
CZ 85/1.4 CZ 16-80/3.5-4.5
CZ 135/1.8 16-105/3.5-5.6
70-300/4-5.6 G 18-55/3.5-5.6 SAM
35/1.8 SAM 18-250/3.5-6.3
50/1.8 SAM 55-200/4.5-5.6Read More →
The Sony A77 kit with 16-50mm F/2.8 SSM lens is in stock here, (now out of stock, you snooze, you lose), you’ll save $100 over buying both separately. I don’t think I’ll be reviewing this camera as I have too many irons in the fire right now, which brings me to the updates; the Tamron 18-200mm e-mount review will be available mid-week or so, then it’s on to the Sony 55-210mm NEX lens.
It looks like the NEX-7 review will be finished mid-February.
Also coming up is a product shot how-to, using an inexpensive shooting tent with lights. And don’t forget the cool little Canon G1-X!Read More →