And so, on the 2nd of October 2007, I went to the Sony Alpha 700 launch in Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur. One of my works also made it to a 20×30″ print! My portrait was taken by Azrul K. Abdullah. This picture however was taken by KJ.
I love it when people go, “How’d he do that?”
The shot was from the Incubus Tribute gig at Jamasia.
One of the many displays; I did not get a good look at them…
…until it was pointed out that there was the unreleased Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G SSM lens! Note the focus hold button, distance window and focus limiter (with, oddly, a Manual Focus option.)
This is meant to be the faster, high-quality optics version of the Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6. The G designation specifies a Minolta/Sony lens of high grade, quite like the L lenses of Canon.
Shot from one of the Sony PhotoTVs. My Sony A100 was too contrasty to capture the tonality that the TV showed!
Regretfully, I did not pixel peep at the HDMI-ready TV. I should’ve! It would supposedly allow you to view a photo like a large print up close.
And then it was revealed what was powering the TVs; a single A700! George the Sony Alpha product manager then used his (supplied) Sony A700 remote control to go through the menus. It was on slideshow mode all this while!