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by classiccameras
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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: 172
Views: 19848

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...

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