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by classiccameras
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

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: 3071

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: 188
Views: 31518

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: 3071

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: 3071

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: 188
Views: 31518

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: 188
Views: 31518

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...
by classiccameras
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

Wow, what a collection, any body tried to cost it. Smaller is the new format, they are all gradually coming to the party, Canon may be the one to watch in the future, there is an awful lot of Canon fans globally in the consumer/enthusiast market who may well switch to the M series, but I think Canon...
by classiccameras
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

All things considered, you are better off sticking with your current system and various reasons support that. I have retired my old Olympus E-510 and E-410 as no one wants them, camera shops don't want them and they would probably sell for only a few £ on E Bay, shame really as they had excellent gl...
by classiccameras
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

Its interesting to note that Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji and Kodak all signed up to the 4/3 concept and agreed to do R&D, but only 2 have survived, Olympus & Panasonic, If you are building a small second hand system round Canon do your research and choose lenses carefully, as you say there were...
by classiccameras
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

I like the concept of M/4/3, and prefer the Panasonic system to Olympus, ( what happened to the Kodak M/4/3 system ) although I preferred the original 4/3 format, however, they had their limitations and APS-C won the day, but you could get some excellent glass for the early system. I now use a Canon...
by classiccameras
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

Yes, I like the Panny M/4/3 rather than the Olympus
by classiccameras
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

Re: Future of A mount

These cameras being talked about are to big and cumbersome for me, especially as I wanted to down size
by classiccameras
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 188
Views: 31518

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: 188
Views: 31518

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...

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