The ads are good from both Minolta and Sony but I don’t remember ever seeing those on TV before, not even the Minolta ones. Of course in this day and age you could easily get the advert for the Sony if you wanted to view it, most likely at the Sony Style site, but then the next step is actually handling the camera and there is nowhere here in Townsville that have ever had an A900 in stock so one is stuck with getting it over the internet sight unseen if one wanted one, and it’s the same with lenses, it’ll be a day to remember if I ever see a 70-400G sitting on a shelf in a camera store.
I’m not overly impressed with Sony’s distribution abilities, not when I have seen so many people say they have no access to see any Sony camera or lens, especially lenses. Yes I suppose in this day and age you could just buy it off some internet el-cheepo never heard of before place without handling the camera or lens beforehand, but what if you have some problem with the gear? It’s not as good as physically being able to take it back too the camera shop in town is it?