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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Just ordered the New Sony a77

While waiting for this camera to be delivered by this weekend I was wondering if anyone can help me with some accessory purchases.
I plan to use the camera exclusively for video only. No photos.
I'm trying to figure out how many batteries I would need. How long does a battery last at max resolution?
Likewise, I'm trying to figure out how many XCHD cards I would need. Does this camera accept 64gb or is 32gb the max? How much footage at max Rez would that hold?
Anyone have some links on Cage/Matte Box combos that are not so expensive? I love the look of the RedRock Blue but it's just out of price range.
Last but not least is any advice on tripods that I can quickly open/close and use for run and gun wedding/church events? The Manfrottos look great but seem to be very heavy and appear to be great for shooting in one spot for extended periods of time.
Thanks again for all your help. This is my first endeavor into the HDLSR film revolution!!
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Old January 4th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

Since no one has jumped in I figured I'd post. Still waiting for the A77 to be available in stores before I get one.

It accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC (as well as MS) cards which currently go up to 128GB. Recording in PS mode will give you ~2h38m/5h16m/10h32m on a 32, 64, or 128GB card.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

Hi Matt,
Thanks for that info!
Looks like UPS will be delivering the Sony a77 tomorrow.
I got it from Best Price on Digital Cameras, Camera Gear, Lenses, Accessories, & Electronics| Berger-Bros.com

Free shipping and no taxes.
They had 5 in stock when I ordered from them.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #4
 
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

I am not really impressed with the video footage from it. The Canon 600D and 60D are still superior for video.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

Yes, the footage is not quite as good as I hoped but for 60P video it is better than the Canons

The main disappointment for me was the AGC, I guessed it would be as good as the PD170 AGC but it isn't
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Old January 19th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #6
 
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1080 @ 50/60p is a winner
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

I read a65 a77 you can use manual iso and other settings for video shoot. To use manual iso do you have to have your lens set to manual? Or can you set manual iso and use auto focus?

Also are there certain modes you have to be in to use manual settings
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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #8
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Re: Just ordered the New Sony a77

You can use manual iso regardless of how your lens is set.The bugger about iso on the A77 however, is that when shooting in video mode, it will only let you set it to a maximum of 1600. Another thing to be aware of...when using auto focus, the camera will limit your aperture to f/3.5...so even if you're using a faster lens, your maximum aperture will still be f/3.5. The only way around that limitation is to shoot with manual focus. I put the camera through it's paces when I first bought it and tested every mode thoroughly. I found that it gives me the best results when I shoot full manual. YMMV.

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