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by classiccameras
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

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: 20398

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: 20398

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...
by classiccameras
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

I much prefer IBIS such as Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Barry, question, what attracts you to Fuji, I had an X-10 and the picture quality was superb and it was stabilised. Bakubo makes a very valid point and I agree, there are too many gimmicks features and settings on these cameras for me any way, some m...
by classiccameras
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

Trouble is with E mount, there is a mine field of good and not so good lenses lenses and all expensive regardless of how good or bad they are. With A mount you can build a system relatively cheaply if you include some of the Minolta/Konica lenses, even some budget Sony lenses perform quite well.
by classiccameras
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

I have no interest in E mount, As Barry said, Sony have swamped the market with too many A7 bodies, I tried a A6000 for a while but the balance and handling were pretty awful when fitted with a big zoom or tele, As one cryptic comment was made on a a photographic site, Fit a big zoom or tele to the ...
by classiccameras
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

Being a bit of a Jpeg freak, I have always had an interest in Fuji, some good prices on E Bay, but to my knowledge, no third party lenses or are there. The size of the XT-10 is bigger than the Olympus EM-10 and less fiddly to use up at the eye.
by classiccameras
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

I have to agree about the phones, but being old school, it just not sit well with my idea of photography with a camera/lenses, I also think all those Sony E mount bodies is crazy, what are they playing at, its also tiresome to see cameras each year come out with Mk 2, Mk 3, Mk 4 etc. and people up g...
by classiccameras
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

it seems M/4/3 is not having such a bad time as other brands
by classiccameras
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: "Mythical Lenses"
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: "Mythical Lenses"

Some say the KM 17-35 F3.5 was a better lens, but its rare to find and a whole lot dearer if you do find one. Some of the earlier Minolta A mount primes were very good, such as the 20-mm & 28-mm, Most Minolta and KM lenses produced some fabulous colours, but I have always felt that after Sony to...
by classiccameras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

I'm kind of going backwards not forwards with my kit, all built from yesteryear models and lenses, its foolish to keep up with the Jones's unless of course that's your thing. I think we will witness some pretty serious consolidations in the camera industry and may be some surprising amalgamations in...
by classiccameras
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: "Mythical Lenses"
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: "Mythical Lenses"

Forgot to say, one of my favourite A mount lenses was the Konica Minolta 17-35 F/2.8, it was a re badged Tamron with a few cosmetic changes and was very good optically, but you had to be careful of flare
by classiccameras
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: "Mythical Lenses"
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: "Mythical Lenses"

I used an A mount Minolta 24 - 85 F/3.5 almost exclusively on my A-37, only cost me £39, It was an average performer, but to useful to sell
by classiccameras
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

I think Sony have scored an own goal with the E mount system, the market is shrinking for E mount because of cost, Some of the A mount CZ zoom lenses are made by Tamron, Tokina were under a different name back in the 35-mm days, which I forget, may have been Cosina, but they were considered low end,...
by classiccameras
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 20398

Re: Future of A mount

Sigma make 3 high quality primes in E and M/4/3 mounts at very reasonable prices, they get good reviews and are smooth bodied. Sigma and Tamron are stuck in the old 35-mm days of design and size. Its pretty obvious that the camera and lens makers are putting more emphasis on video users than still p...

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