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by peterottaway
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?
Replies: 65
Views: 22507

Re: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?

You would think that Sony would have to had developed a new AF focusing unit for A mount cameras to make an improved adapter possible. And yet apparently Sony keep on postponing the release of the A99 II or whatever it will be called. Personally if I have to continue with using A mount cameras for a...
by peterottaway
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

The A6000 and A6300 aren't going to go away so there will be a couple of APS E mount choices for the foreseeable future. What happens to the A mount cameras is a cause for concern, especially for those with money invested in lenses and the fact that companies like Tamron are still introducing A moun...
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Of course we all self justify our own decisions - especially the expensive ones, but having used the Nikon D750 for a few weeks it does justify to me how good the A7r II has become. The D750 does deserve its reputation of being a quality general purpose camera at a decent price. But if say Sony or S...
by peterottaway
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Trolls, disappointed Sony uses or those who simply misunderstood the question ? There seems to be a lack of technical knowledge being displayed on DPR by some very shrill critics. Some of Thom Hogan's recent comments on Nikon management will make for more corrective views. Yes IBIS and OSS can be us...
by peterottaway
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 7794

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

As long as Sony only designs Nex style APS E mount camera I can't see how any of them will have IBIS. As it has become uncertain what Sony will do with its A mount cameras, I have been hoping for an A7 style APS camera but with the performance claimed for the A6300. I would like a camera that could ...
by peterottaway
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I'm one of those who regards both Fuji and Olympus as being over priced but that is another story. I suspect many of the APS buyers simply buy the 1 or 2 lens kit and that is it. I have a number of A mount lenses so I have never really bought any of the E mount lenses, so I am at the other end of th...
by peterottaway
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Sony USA has special at the moment on the LA-EA3 for USD 98 which is about as cheap as it gets. Not sure what import fees and tax would make that for you.
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I have a copy of the A mount 18-135 zoom as well. It may not be the all signing, all conquering super zoom but I do find it very convenient for a lot of general duty photography, so if you can pick up a Sony EA adapter at a good price you should probably consider keeping this lens.
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 7794

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

Fuji just don't have the volume of lens sales to match either Canon or Nikon so that their production costs are spread over a much smaller number of lenses. Also the Fuji X mount is only 3 years old so they are paying very much modern coasts when Canikon have lenses that have been around for much lo...
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

You are not likely to pick up better primes than the Sigma's at anything like the same price. Convenient size as well. I have noticed that the Sigma's have been disappearing from some stockists shelves and this could mean simply a distributor shortage or that Sigma has ceased production. If you have...
by peterottaway
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5697

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I think we need some more information before being able to make suggestions to you. What sort of photography interests you, are your interests general or more targeted to specific interests ? What lenses do you currently own and are you planning on replacing or renewing any over the next couple of y...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 7794

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

I'm not sure that pricing is rational full stop when it comes to new releases. Fuji and Nikon are both introducing their new cameras at a similar price but I would suspect that there is a larger market demand for the Nikon D500 even if you can buy two D7200 for the same money. Or for about AUD 1700 ...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

Along with the 28 - 75 mm zoom it was the most obvious Tamron and the 100 - 300 APO was strongly suggested to be from Tokina. I bought them all even though over the years they have been relegated to my second bag of A mount lenses I did use the 100-300 zoom with my Nex 7 but you had to careful about...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

If you can find the 20mm I would be interested in what you think of its performance. That is one lens I never got to try in the old days. My interest short of died with the 24mm.I do have the 250mm and 500mm Cat lenses and I can't really believe what second hand copies of the 250 are selling for.
by peterottaway
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

You must realize that any MD lens will be 30 plus years old. It would pay to physically check on any lens or only buy from trusted sources. I'm not trying to put you off but like Canon FD lenses etc you need to be careful.

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