So perhaps Barry and like-minded persons can breathe a sight of relief just at the moment. You never know with Sony though. Somebody suggested that the APS-C SLT replacements will be driven by getting the new flash mount on all current Alpha cameras and probably also access to apps. Funny he should emphasize just a RUMOUR when he made it SR5 and used to brag afterwards about the accuracy of his SR5 rumours.Yesterdays rumor about the Full Frame NEX created some buzz about the A-mount future. Some do believe that this may be the end of the A-mount. So let’s get through that:
1) First, this is a rumor site, so never I repeat NEVER(!) accept my info as 100% sure facts.
2) I never wrote A-mount is dead. The only thing I wrote is that Sony is speeding up the NEX FF project and that there will be no SLT FF in 2013. Again, this is a rumor. It may be that Sony will release an SLT FF in 2014. But I have no info about the 2014 strategy.
3) Focus on my A-mount rumors: As I told you there will be at least four new A-mount lenses within the next 6 months, there will be 2 or even three new A-mount ASP-C SLT cameras. That sounds damn good to me!
4) The NEX FF I heard about has 100% support for all A-mount lenses. Which means that AF speed will be as fast as it gets, like on current A-mount cameras. I would have no doubt buying A-mount lenses. Especially an upcoming lens like the superb 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss!
classiccameras wrote:Its questionable just why Olympus launched the OM-D as semi pro body at around £1,000. It was a small sector of the market to start with and sales were and are pretty small. They should have brought out an affordable entry to mid range body with better ergonomics than the OM-D. Its not as good to hold and use as the current bunch of DSLR's and its retro styling is lost on any one who was not around in the 35-mm days.
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