Remember contact sheets? Indispensable in the days of analog photography, obsolete when shooting digital. I was cleaning out my closet (remember that song?:) and came across a box of old negatives and contacts. There is something magical about the process of analog photography, don’t get me wrong, I am not a sentimental guy, more after the break (more…)
I couldn’t hide my disappointment when I learned AF only works in P mode with the A77. Bummer, who wants to shoot in P mode with a camera like this! Manual controls is where its at and 90% of the time I prefer manual focus. But then there are situations when AF would be nice, even necessary to get the shot. After playing around in P mode and realizing auto focus on the A77 is almost as good as on the Sony FS100 I had to find a work around. It is too good not to be used!
There are a few ways getting around this annoying limitation, let’s start with the lazy version. (more…)