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A New Full-frame Version Of The A77 Is Coming Soon – The Sony A99

In a little over a week’s time, a new Sony camera will arrive that is essentially a full-frame version of the A77. It’s to be called the A99 and will have all the advantages of the A77 plus a bigger … Continue reading

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A77 Interesting Features #1 – Focus Peaking

One of the more interesting features of the A77 is focus peaking, which aims to make accurate manual focusing easier and more precise. The EVF show a bright colour – you can choose between yellow and red – to show … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Books

Three new photography books aim to help people with the finer detail and the more obscure features of using their A77. Firstly, David Busch’s Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Guide to Digital Photography promises to tell you:  How to select the best autofocus mode, … Continue reading

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A77 Stock Returning – But Kit Easier To Get Than Body Only

Sony seem to have production fully working now and the A77 is reappearing in retailers. But unlike late last year, the kit with the 16-50mm f2.8 lens is now easier to find than the body-only. Probably Sony concentrated on getting … Continue reading

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Sony Lens Rebates

Sony are offering a range of rebates in the US on lenses suitable for the A77. Full details are at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon. Some of the most interesting for the A77 include the 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8 and 85mm … Continue reading

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A77 Selling For A Premium?

The shortage of available A77s caused by the flooding in Thailand earlier in the year means that used A77s are appearing at prices above the recommended retail, and it looks as if some of them are selling too. Amazon has … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04

A new firmware upgrade has been issued for the A77 and is available from Sony Asia: Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04 for Windows and Sony A77 Firmware Upgrade 1.04 for Apple Macintosh. Sony say that the firmware offers the following … Continue reading

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Sony 16-50mm f2.8 Lens Test – By A Videographer

Vancouver-based videographer Shawn Lam tested the Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM. And his conclusion? “Buy-it! Every shooter needs a great wide-zoom and this one fits the criteria. “ That might not be so easy: The 16-50 can be ordered from Amazon … Continue reading

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No More A77s Produced Until March 2012?

Following my comments on the limited availability of the A77, Sonyalpharumors is reporting that stocks are low worldwide and that once these are sold, there may be no more cameras until March 2012. The reason given is that flooding in … Continue reading

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A77 Supplies May Be Limited?

Just before I got my A77 I had am interesting conversation with a Sony employee. He said that once the first batch of A77s – which were made before the recent flooding in Thailand – are sold, it might be … Continue reading

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