I was wondering if Sony have any updates for us on a77 flash overexposure issues. A quick visit to dpreview Sony forums will find many many a77 users have similar problems.
To get a decent flash exposure, flash exposure compensation needs to be set to -.7 to -1.0. This is true for the built in flash or any Sony external flash, either for direct or bounced.
My old a700 and a55 used to expose perfectly with flash exposure compensation set to 0.
Outdoors using the hvl-f58 or f-42 flash to fill in shadows on bright sunny days, I now need to use -2.3 to -2.7 flash exposure compensation where the a700 and a55 would need -1.7 to -2 for a natural fill flash.
So the problem for lots of people seems to be that they can get exposures that seem ok but the flash settings required are a bit unnatural, as if the a77 flash exposure scale is -.7 to -1 out of sync with people's expectations.
Is there any knowledge in Sony about this?