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by classiccameras
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Interesting video, I suspect though that these Nikon 'Z' & Canon 'RF' lenses are not going to be cheap, and it will also be interesting to see if the 3rd party lens manufactures get interested. Most Panasonic lenses have built in ILS which is activated when attached to a Panasonic body, When Oly...
by classiccameras
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Micro 4/3 took some time to get established when the E 4/3 system was discontinued, Photographers were wary of the new format, but eventually the size/weight advantage won many over to the system. Yes, excellent sensors, Olympus now use Sony Sensors, but not sure if Panasonic still use their own, as...
by classiccameras
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

They all trashed the SLT system unjustifiably in my opinion because they found the SLT robbed the sensor of some light. Can't say I saw this in real life pictures, DPReviews even got blamed amongst other review sites for trashing the Olympus 4/3 cameras system to the point Olympus lost a lot of sale...
by classiccameras
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Sony and other brands are putting more and more features in their cameras for the Viog, especially Sony's E mounts, its been said at the expense of the stills photographers. A mount in my book is a great APS-C format and stills camera, with a vast lens range from Sony/Minolta and the 3rd party manuf...
by classiccameras
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

I just don't get Sony, they are more prolific than any other, Mk 1 Mk 2 Mk 3 Mk 4 Mk 5 Mk 6, Is there a Mk 7 and 8 on the horizon, probably, when is it going to stop, never I suspect, but with those prices they are chasing an ever shrinking market but then they all are.
by classiccameras
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Thanks, I'll look into some of these lenses
by classiccameras
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

I saw a notice over the bar in a pub, saying We Don't Have Wi Fi, Talk To Each Other
by classiccameras
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Good rant Dusty, I still go out on field trips with my Minolta SLR loaded with reversal ( Fujichrome ), No zooms to talk of back in the day, and what was around was pretty average, just a bag full of primes, I still get a kick out of remembering how to use a manual 35-mm SLR, The whole industry is i...
by classiccameras
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Thanks for the info, many names I have never heard of and are not in my local camera stores either, On line is a wonderful thing but
by classiccameras
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

I think Sony are trying to ween people off A mount but softly softly catchee Monkey, they will cease bringing out new A mount models, so if your a big Sony fan you may transfer over which is what they want, but not for me you can keep E mount. I'm still wondering why there are no more 3rd party m/4/...
by classiccameras
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

If you look around for M/4/3 Cameras and lenses on the used market you could build a reasonably priced small kit, However, Micro 4/3/ lenses are under performers mainly Olympus at the budget end and grossly over priced at the high end, neither Olympus or Panasonic have managed to fill the middle gro...
by classiccameras
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

I recently got a A-37 and kit lens, I will look around on the used sites for Minolta/Konica lenses including Sigma and Tamron, early days as money is tight presently. The A37 with only 16000 actuations was £109 including kit lens. You have to be careful with used pro end cameras as they could have h...
by classiccameras
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

As I said its very tempting to build a small kit round Micro/4/3, as I already have a Olympus OMD EM-10, but prefer Panasonic but I'm still pondering whether to either go with M/4/3 or APS-C, both have good and bad points. I think my other half gave me the best advice keep the EM-10 and get a couple...
by classiccameras
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

Well I'm the wrong side of 65 so smaller and lighter is now my aim. Yes indeed, Canon have always been hefty but solid as well, same with Nikon. as I said, I have the Olympus OMD-EM-10 and prefer the small Panasonic 12-32 F/3.5 as my basic kit lens, it out performs the Olympus kit in nearly every as...
by classiccameras
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17920

Re: Future of A mount

I'm getting more and more impressed with Panasonic, I use a FZ330 bridge for a lot of my picture taking and its a joy to use, I can't fault the exposure or focusing and a fab EVF. Jpeg Colours remind me very much of the old Olympus E mount cameras such as my E-510 which use Panasonic sensors, I wond...

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