I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

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EvilOne
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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

Silver????

You would have thought Sony learned their lesson with the Sony Gen I 70-400  silver color. They made a few siver camera bodies that never flew either.

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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

EvilOne wrote:

Silver????

You would have thought Sony learned their lesson with the

Sony Gen I 70-400 silver color. They made a few siver camera bodies that never flew either.

Something dark and sinister is afoot here.... until we get to the bottom of this everyone is a suspect. Hmmm interesting name EvilOne....we will be watching

Silver

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Jim Funston Senior Member • Posts: 1,698
Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

tbcass wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

That is serious because silver will likely reflect more light thus destroying the IQ when viewed at 1000%.

Maybe this is why they removed the focus light as the silver badging takes it's place..... devious!!!!

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William Curtindale
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Silver To Orange

yeah, silver back to orange, love it. LOL

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Brian, although we are joking about this I think a brand logo is a serious statement and should not be tampered with.

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Silverback46
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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

Brian_Smith wrote:

Sure Brian... after all of my investigative work now you jump in!!!! I really liked the nail polish idea too! If I buy these in dry erase in may still be a fashion thing.

I hope this doesn't ruin my chances to be a Sony Artisan??

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Miike Dougherty
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Raven Falls wrote:

Silver? Boy, am I ever glad I bought another original A77 body instead!!!

"Silver".  Isn't that the name of the new NBA commissioner that banned Don "Sterling", owner of the Clippers, from ever attending another NBA game?

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Calico Jack Senior Member • Posts: 2,306
Well, in that case . . .

Ahoy!

We'll all be selling-up and migrating to another brand (I'm serious)!  I'm not fussed about GPS, Wi-Fi or whether it'll walk the dog, just give me a product that will at least provide the best of the competition in one package that's affordable.

IF those who are waiting for this body to come onto the market are expecting something stellar, will be actually be viable in financial terms to sell your A77, A65 or whatever in order to buy it?

Gizmo's and worthless gadgets have no place in a modern camera, but if you peel off the layers (like an onion), what exactly is it that this new model has to offer that you can't get elsewhere?  How long have Sony shooters been screaming out for low noise high ISO capability to match Nikon, or the additional TIFF and DNG file formats of Pentax and the pro level bodies of Canon?

If the A77 II isn't what prospective buyers want or expected, maybe it's time to look for pastures new.

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Calico Jack wrote:

Ahoy!

We'll all be selling-up and migrating to another brand (I'm serious)! I'm not fussed about GPS, Wi-Fi or whether it'll walk the dog, just give me a product that will at least provide the best of the competition in one package that's affordable.

IF those who are waiting for this body to come onto the market are expecting something stellar, will be actually be viable in financial terms to sell your A77, A65 or whatever in order to buy it?

Gizmo's and worthless gadgets have no place in a modern camera, but if you peel off the layers (like an onion), what exactly is it that this new model has to offer that you can't get elsewhere? How long have Sony shooters been screaming out for low noise high ISO capability to match Nikon, or the additional TIFF and DNG file formats of Pentax and the pro level bodies of Canon?

If the A77 II isn't what prospective buyers want or expected, maybe it's time to look for pastures new.

Arrrg Jack!

With this type of talk we will have to set you adrift without the benefit of the in body GPS!! You will float in the seas of despair...!

Silver

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K E Hoffman
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Calico Jack wrote:

Ahoy!

We'll all be selling-up and migrating to another brand (I'm serious)! I'm not fussed about GPS, Wi-Fi or whether it'll walk the dog, just give me a product that will at least provide the best of the competition in one package that's affordable.

IF those who are waiting for this body to come onto the market are expecting something stellar, will be actually be viable in financial terms to sell your A77, A65 or whatever in order to buy it?

Gizmo's and worthless gadgets have no place in a modern camera, but if you peel off the layers (like an onion), what exactly is it that this new model has to offer that you can't get elsewhere? How long have Sony shooters been screaming out for low noise high ISO capability to match Nikon, or the additional TIFF and DNG file formats of Pentax and the pro level bodies of Canon?

If the A77 II isn't what prospective buyers want or expected, maybe it's time to look for pastures new.

Hang on there.!!. We have a current recount going on the election of "Spokesperson for All Camera Buyers"  There are questions about the chads in Florida.. so you might have to back down and speak for yourself alone until we have recounted Florida where there are only 500 votes separating you and Ken Rockwell.

I for one have never cared about in camera TIFF nor DNG.  Too easy to get the most up to date formats when I offload my images from the software.  Always assumed this was a marketing gimmick that Pentax used to be different where it didn't affect actual image capture. Though the star movement tracking in Pentax is cool..

I as of yet have not seen what the ISO performance is vs a D7100.. I am sure you are not comparing the APC expectations to FF.. no rational person would ever do that..   If your NSA briefing given to candidates only.. has more data on A77II actual ISO performance.. Can you tell us which Nikon cameras they did a controlled comparison to?

WE will notify your Campaign manager as soon as possible about your universal spokes person status..

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MisterAndrew
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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...
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Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

Just replace it with the orange alpha logo. It's part # 4-143-883-11. $15.95 from Sony.

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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

MisterAndrew wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

Just replace it with the orange alpha logo. It's part # 4-143-883-11. $15.95 from Sony.

$15.95??? Maybe that's why they switched to silver. There may be something in the orange dye that costs more. I am liking my nail polish idea more and more! My wife may become suspicious when I start going through the polish though.

Silver

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MisterAndrew
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I can't imagine it actually costs them less to make the silver one (part # 4-143-883-31), but it is listed at a few dollars less to purchase. $11.75. I suppose even if they saved 1 cent per camera by going with the silver then they would do it.

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AarSee
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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...
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Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

You mean it used to be Orange?  Wow I will have to look.

Yep, you were right it was Orange.

Now I will have to put that in my 'con' column for my Get a A77II list.

Silver, what were they thinking?  Har-umpff

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AarSee wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

You mean it used to be Orange? Wow I will have to look.

Yep, you were right it was Orange.

Now I will have to put that in my 'con' column for my Get a A77II list.

Silver, what were they thinking? Har-umpff

Rick this might just be as big a conspiracy as the Roswell New Mexico situation. Why silver, why not gold or a nice blue?? It may take some time but we will get to the bottom of this :). I have talked to the Cadbury Caramel people...they have offered to assist. There is a suspicious rumor floating around that Sony hired the guy who thought Coke should change their original recipe!!

Silver

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enemjii Senior Member • Posts: 1,889
Good Call

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

wait for the next iteration when it turns Green!

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Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

Silverback46 wrote:

AarSee wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

You mean it used to be Orange? Wow I will have to look.

Yep, you were right it was Orange.

Now I will have to put that in my 'con' column for my Get a A77II list.

Silver, what were they thinking? Har-umpff

Rick this might just be as big a conspiracy as the Roswell New Mexico situation. Why silver, why not gold or a nice blue?? It may take some time but we will get to the bottom of this :). I have talked to the Cadbury Caramel people...they have offered to assist. There is a suspicious rumor floating around that Sony hired the guy who thought Coke should change their original recipe!!

Silver

Ah, I think you might be on to something there.

Did you notice that the new color looks suspiciously like "tinfoil"?

Coincidence?

This "logo-gate" scandal makes Watergate look like kids stuff.

It is like an onion. Peel back one layer after another. Where does it stop?

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cplunk Senior Member • Posts: 1,834
Re: Good Call

enemjii wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

wait for the next iteration when it turns Green!

They're going to turn it green?!?!?!

How horribly short sighted and dumb can they be?

I'm going to start selling off all my A mount equipment right now, I can't continue with a system that uses a green logo!!!!

If anyone needs a A330 and a Minolta 35-80mm f4.5-5.6 let me know.  This loss of business will certainly be the death of Sony!!!

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Silverback46
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Re: Good Call

enemjii wrote:

Silverback46 wrote:

.... I just don't like Sony changing the orange Alpha symbol to silver...why Sony why?? It looks like my humble a58 now!!

Hmmm then again Silver is my nickname...I may have to reconsider this!!!

Silver

wait for the next iteration when it turns Green!

Green???? Geez lets hope it doesn't come to that!!

Silver

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PiscesNH69 New Member • Posts: 15
Re: I have decided to cancel my pre-order a77II...

Why not offer personalization and make money out of it?  I actually like the mustard/yellow color that I can see in DPReview's "Reviews/Previews" webpage.  I think it really looks good against black background.

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