Friday, April 1, 2011

Waiting For Supe^H^H^H^H Sony's New A77

On a recent flight, I got the chance to watch Waiting for "Superman". It was quite inspirational, especially one of the opening comments on waiting on someone strong, like Superman, to save them from their situation.

While not nearly as dire and not as heart wrenching, I feel like I've been waiting for a superman for the last couple of years. If you've met me and we've talked about photography and cameras... or if you read this blog with any regularity, you'll know that I'm a Sony shooter, having inherited it from being a Konica Minolta shooter.

While I'm a happy user of the Sony Alpha A700, I feel like I've been watching others move forward with new gear, reaping the benefits of the newer technology, video, and amazingly high ISO performance. I wait and watch, hoping, waiting, that Sony will arrive with a replacement for the A700 that will grant me the features I've been waiting for. My own personal camera oriented Superman.

So far, no one has arrived with the good news. Only tenuous thread after tenuous thread, year after year, that a replacement was on the way. But was it? Really?

It seems that A700 shooters, in particular, are real hold outs when it comes to cameras. There is a particular feel, that one is after, but not found in other bodies.

The current nugget of hope? That it will be announced in July and available for purchase in September.

I'm holding my breath, once more, waiting for Sony to come and pull us out of this holding pattern.

Until then, I'm dinking around with flashes on my other blog, centered around hacking photography gear as opposed to taking photographs. :) Got a minute? Why not check it out:

All under the same domain name for ease of locating! :)

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