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by classiccameras
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

I believe there are 3rd party adaptors but I know nothing about them or their quality, If I ever got the yearning again for a Sony I would look for a A-580 or 560 as long as it was in good working order. I regret not getting one when Jessops were offering discounts on them to make way for the new SL...
by classiccameras
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Good summing up Barry, I was a big fan of the Minolta A mount lenses but sold them with the A mount bodies . In my collection I have 2 Minolta 35-mm SLR cameras a XD-7 with a Rokkor f-1.4 50-mm lens and an XD-500 with a F.1.7 50-mm lens, a 135 F/2.8 tele and A variety of wide angles, I still use thi...
by classiccameras
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

I think A mount will tick along for some time until Sony see sales really slump in favour of E mount or other brands, Can't see that happening very soon, E mount does not seem to be a first choice of many photographers because of cost and format and many people are put off by the design style. 3rd p...
by classiccameras
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Pentax are seriously struggling, they failed to find a niche in the market, my local camera shop is a Pentax main agent, and they sell many Pentax cameras/lenses, but apparently a few come back to trade in for a Canon/Nikon/Olympus. One brand that is surviving quite well is Panasonic. Agreed re the ...
by classiccameras
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Going back to the title of this thread, 'Future of A mount', Is there one?
by classiccameras
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

As I said my wife has a TZ70 which I borrow, I have to be honest, I like the Panasonic concept and design features on their compacts and I have more confidence in getting a good picture than with my Olympus EM-10 ( which I have sold ). Don't get me wrong, the Oly EM-10 is a great camera but I never ...
by classiccameras
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Fuji must reign as the Jpeg king, a title once owned by Olympus but current cameras fitted with the Sony sensor in my view no where near as good for Jpeg colours, I would still put my old Olympus E-510 Jpegs up against anything, Panasonic Sensor. the X-10 is a great camera, with an excellent built i...
by classiccameras
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Agreed with your comments, my biggest gripe with the Sony A mount cameras was the lack of user control over noise, for some obscure reason Sony seemed to think it was not necessary for the user to tweak noise control, it really p---ed me off when you could see this very adjustable facility on other ...
by classiccameras
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

In my view the A-57 is a keeper, may be the A-37 as a back up body, but I would not now build a kit around them, just rely on the kit zoom for general snap shots. As for A mount, nothing wrong in that, its a system that could have gone places, but competing against the big 2 was a no contest Canon s...
by classiccameras
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Barry, you mentioned Pentax, I had a KR some years ago thinking it was a good move from my old Olympus E-510, No it was not the best move I have made, I'm a big fan of Jpegs although I use RAW as well and its Jpegs were awful for colour balance and over blown blues and greens, exposure was hit and m...
by classiccameras
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

Bakubu, a 650D which has the touch screen and a superb Canon 28-135 Ultrasonic zoom with stabiliser, I mostly use this lens, I don't miss the EVF. but I love Canon colours and the OVF is nice to use
. All my kit is second hand, the Canon used market is huge.
by classiccameras
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 78
Views: 8740

Re: Future of A mount

I don't think Sony are that interested in A mount users, they seem focused on E mount but at a price and with so so lenses at a high price. I still maintain one Sony compact but moved over to Canon D series. Sony had an outstanding camera in the A 57 but failed to build on that success, what did the...
by classiccameras
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Should I get rid of my APS-C gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Should I get rid of my APS-C gear?

You will need to get high end glass to do a full frame sensor justice and even then some edge performance can be less than perfect, I moved over to a Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Bridge, ( no more bag of lenses ) small sensor but the Leica F-2.8 constant Vario Elmerit zoom goes a long way in making up for th...
by classiccameras
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: How Much Exposure Error Can Be Made With The Fuji X-T2 And The Olympus E-M1 Mark II And Still Have A Usable Image?
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: How Much Exposure Error Can Be Made With The Fuji X-T2 And The Olympus E-M1 Mark II And Still Have A Usable Image?

I gave up worrying about sensor size, and I put away any prejudiced I had for small sensors and got me a Lumix XZ330, Yes, small sensor but sharp pictures with good DR and very little noise. I have to agree about the Olympus, I have used a EM-10 for a couple of years and I feel the M/4/3 sensor out ...
by classiccameras
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 14123

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

What is Sony's road map for cameras and lenses, can they sustain 2 different mounts and expensive bridge cameras, not to mention the high end and expensive compacts, will A mount survive but only at the expensive pro end, Are the 3rd party lens manufacturers holding off until a clear map is in view ...

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