classiccameras wrote:I think Sony have scored an own goal with the E mount system, the market is shrinking for E mount because of cost, Some of the A mount CZ zoom lenses are made by Tamron, Tokina were under a different name back in the 35-mm days, which I forget, may have been Cosina, but they were considered low end, they have certainly moved on from that. Most of my early photography with SLR's was with prime lenses and zooms were not that common.
Sony seem to have all the "big influencers" in the bag. Every time a new E mount product is released, the usual suspects whip it up into a frenzy. This time though, having watched the live stream - I detected a distinct lack of excitement from the crowd. Despite Mark Weir trying his best to do a Steve Jobs, it fell flat. Sounds of awkward minor clapping from those present.
61mp doesn't interest me, nor does the same body, lengthy menus which need a workover, lack of S/M raw.
I did see the 35mm FE F1.8 announced at a £630 price point. We are now in the age of nuts lens prices, unfortunately. I'm sure Sony are doing well enough with E Mount, for now. Situation in 4-5 years might be very different. The market gets smaller every month, they jack up prices to try to compensate, market keeps shrinking. Cycle continues to repeat...
At some point it will bottom out, sales are so low v even 5-6 years ago - and awful if you rewind 10 years - one wonders if there will be much of a camera industry left.