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    Elite Member Gramps's Avatar
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    Sony A77ii

    I have just got my new camera and am I pleased to have it here.
    To be brutally honest it was such a downer not having the ability to get out there and take a photo.
    The old says of you never know what you have got until you have it no more.
    Whom ever thought that one up must of lost or broke his camera as its so true.

    I am not going to just go out and take a shot of this or that I am going to take my time now to get it right.
    The camera feels good in the hand so I know I will enjoy using it.
    The added pleasure is all my old stuff will go on it to like the battery pack.

    But I am going to start a savings account just for next time.
    I want to be able to just order a camera or go into a shop and buy it, none of this waiting as its a killer.
    With this and actually the A77 I have and did a lot of research.
    Yes there are Canon and Nikons out there that are quite close but they don't have the same filter size.
    So buying this in the long run has saved me much more than if I went to another camp.

    So that it for now I will post up a shot or 2 once my feet and solid on the ground again.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    I have just got my new camera ...

    ... I will post up a shot or 2 once my feet and solid on the ground again.
    Great news Gramps. Looking forward to your discoveries :-)

    Regards,

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    Thanks Leuius I took a few shots and I was amaze that I manage to do that for one thing.
    I just went into he back yard and got them.
    The settings were far less important that they will be later on.
    So I had it on Auto this and that then I noticed the lens was on manual.
    But all in all I got a few nice shots.
    What they are was not the important part as it was just a try out.
    I am following a fella who is showing how to set it up.
    Once its done I think I will do okay. I am so pleased I stayed with Sony.
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    The fly on full auto but not the lens, so I think it was okay.
    And a mistake by me.
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    A native tree just after it has flowered on full auto
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    Simple but I like how it came out and this was manual mode.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Good stuff Gramps, looking good.

    Getting the fly with manual lens is impressive. Promising first steps.

    Cheers!

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    Elite Member Gramps's Avatar
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    Thank you kindly Leuius it was really my 1st real attempt at the camera.
    I am still going to give myself a couple of months before I will say I am comfortable with it.
    And this is due to the changes. People may say not much has changed on them but to me they have.
    And I am not the sharpest tool in the shed so it takes me a little longer.
    And a lot of my slowness is down to the back which when its bad I can't consentrate.
    So its like this most days, I'm not looking for pity just so people understand why I am not further a head with it.
    I love my camera and I have called him Alfie.
    My moto is if you like something then give it a name like my Jeep is called Wilma.
    But thanks for your comment they mean a lot.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Great photos Gramps. Never would have known those were "first attempts."
    Gear: Sony A6000, Canon T5i, Zeiss 16mm-70mm, various Canon lenses, PS Elements, various Topaz plug ins.

    Mike

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    Thanks for the MWright222 I am pleased to say this is more to do with the camera.
    It has far surpassed the old A77 by many times over.
    You might not think that an update could be so much more better .
    This one is so much better and a pleasure to use.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Awesome new camera Gramps You will certainly put it to work and I look forward to viewing more results!!

    Jay
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony Nex-6, 18-55mm, 55-210mm OSS Lens, 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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    Elite Member Gramps's Avatar
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    Thanks Jay for your comments.
    The new camera as much as we would think not too much would change but I for one will say it has changed.
    Its nothing like going from one year of a car to the next one as the changes are minor.
    This is as I see it a total remake just like when I went from my old A390 to the A77.
    The A77 to the A77ii is a much more complete camera.

    Add in my new macro lens and I am one happy boy and I have posted up some shots taken with this camera.
    I think the clarity is much better and as I think this camera will go down in history for the auto focus.
    Well its the best I think I can leave it on auto all the time and get great results.
    I now would love to buy another to have a double set up for the certain times.
    Though I need to win a major lottery to do that.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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