I think Sony are losing the plot ! There, I've said it.
Personally, I think we are LOSING THE MIND OF MINOLTA ... and being brainwashed by the SONY P&S crowd
Who's with me on this? Good grief!
Couldn't agree more. I converted from Nikon to Minolta many years ago and never regretted it, they were superb cameras , especially the fantastic Dynax 7. Sony certainly have the ability to produce amazing cameras and to come up with cutting edge designs and features, but they have no idea whatsoever about how to build a SYSTEM of bodies and lenses
Lonnie Utah wrote:I'd rather see Sony add some new lenses to their line up...
YES, YES, YES. What a hotch potch - ancient Minolta rebrands, plasticky budget zooms, overweight, overpriced but optically brilliant Zeiss jobs, but where is a 100mm macro with fast internal focussing to match the Canon IS or Nikon VR models ?
bfitzgerald wrote:A big yawn around here..
Somebody needs to tell Sony how to do a model line up, they just seem to bash stuff out without even thinking about it.
No sorry, this won't do at all..
NO it won't do, Sony really need to get their act together or the ex-Minolta enthusiasts are going to get fed up waiting, and desert to Nikon and Canon. Come on Sony, where is the successor to the A700 ? Toys like the a550 are not what serious amateurs are looking for !
I want to upgrade from my a700 - FAST, SILENT autofocus, flash sync at 1/500, a 3.5" screen, and full weather sealing would be a good direction to go. I suppose to remain competitive , the a7xx will get live view, movie mode and other gimmicks but I can live with that if they get the rest right.