|Picasa | Sony SLT A77|
April 05, 2013
Instead of putting a lot of photos on the web page I've been putting them on Picasa. I add to it from time to time, so here's the link:
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Sony SLT Alpha 77
I've been looking for a couple of years for a newer digital SLR, but couldn't find anything I liked as well as the Maxxum 7D. But this past Christmas I bought a Sony SLT Alpha 77 body and a couple of months ago I got the Sony 16 - 50mm F2.8 G zoom lens.
The nice thing about the 7D is that all adjustments that you might want to make for taking photos are on physical controls on the camera body. But on all later Sony cameras they have reduced the number of external controls and many settings have to be changed using the on-screen menus, which is slower and more time consuming.
For instance, here is a list of things that can be changed by just turning a knob or changing a switch on the 7D body, but to change them on the A77 you have to go into the menu:
- flash exposure compensation
- shutter mode (single, burst, bracketing)
- Exposure mode (spot, center weighted, average)
- Recall custom settings
- Change focus point
- turn steadyshot on or ofrf
- exposure compensation (can be changed with front control wheel, but 7D also has a dedicated knob for this)
So far I've been happy with the A77 despite the lack of physical controls for some functions. But the 24mp sensor really needs the best lenses you can put on the camera to get the best picture quality which is why I got the 16 - 50mm zoom lens to go with the 70 - 200mm F 2.8 G lens I bought a few years ago.
Here are a few photos that I have taken with the camera. These pictures are either resized from the original 24mp photo or were cropped from the original 24mp photo.
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