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Sony firmware update for A77.

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

70-300/4-5.6 G
18-55/3.5-5.6 SAM

35/1.8 SAM

50/1.8 SAM

Click for Sony update page
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