bfitzgerald wrote:Whilst I'm here just noticed on the Sony store they are concealing the fact the camera has a plastic mount:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 1666536167
No shots of the camera without a lens attached, if you click on the A57 the very first thing you see is a metal lens mount.
Sony are being a tad deceptive here as if buyers are not going to notice this very quickly.
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 1666433223
bfitzgerald wrote:A700 MkII would be a nice camera, update the sensor, live view/focus peaking, tweak some controls, add video few other things and happy days for most A mount users
Well, Sony could not afford to cripple the A580 the way Pentax crippled the K30. They had to, in order to be able to offer a prism for that price. A580 with penta prism compares to Canon 60D costing 1000 euro.bfitzgerald wrote:A580 with dual dials, shove a K-30 penta prism VF in there no sealing etc again another hit for mid level users. A more affordable A700 MkII
Winkler Prins wrote:No offense, but i think you desire a camera that you can't afford and now you're blaming Sony for it.
KevinBarrett wrote:Winkler Prins wrote: when the company you've invested in is firmware-crippling bodies to protect the sales of its higher end bodies, it's hard not to feel sore. .
bfitzgerald wrote:I'm not sure how Pentax crippled the K-30 I don't care for the look of the camera but that's not a bad price for a PP VF camera.
bfitzgerald wrote:Back to the point in hand though, it is certainly possible for any maker to produce a decent PP VF DSLR at around the £600 price point (or less) that is beyond doubt as the K-30 proves.
Back to whining?agorabasta wrote:Back to the plastic mounts...
Yes maybe some day. Sony is sure going to miss the huge amounts of money you would have been spending on their products if only they had metal mounts.agorabasta wrote:So maybe some day
agorabasta wrote:Back to the plastic mounts...
Actually, I always wanted to change the mount on my a55 to full-metal one as that semi-plastic construction gave me too many problems.
Obviously, both the LA-EA1&2 have great metal mounts on the A-side. So maybe some day I'll give my a55 a new mount and a new mirror.
Would be better though to source those parts sold separately...
agorabasta wrote:Pako, I think getting a new/used LA-EA1 would be a safer bet as it seems to share mount with a77. And I'm pretty sure that the mount front ring must go together with the aperture ring and its rollers, and their design has changed slightly with the SLT's.
It's small, got GPS - means good for travel. Works well with my manual Samyangs. And it's the least noisy of all APS SLT's.pakodominguez wrote:All this is for the A55, right? do you love that camera that much?
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