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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 26, 2016
    Sell it to who? it would be great if Konica/Minolta came back, Sony could sell to them, just a pipe dream, but I bet Minolta would do a much better jobStatistics: Posted by classiccameras — Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:40 pm
  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 26, 2016
    I think M-4/3 is a good system to buy into, you have a good choice of Oly and Panny lenses plus a few 3rd party and an accessory list that's expanding. I was always a bit prejudice against M-4/3 thinking APS-C was superior but there really isn't much difference these days in performance. Interesting you […]
  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 26, 2016
    classiccameras, thank you for bringing up this whole thing about retro because it has got me thinking more about it and digital camera styling in general. The Sigma Quattro dp2 is not a throwback to film camera design. The Sony QX1 and Olympus Air 01 aren't either. There may also be a few other current […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 25, 2016
    Dusty wrote:you started this thread by saying that there were a lot of A mount lenses out there, and the also talking about sharing components. Maybe I read you wrong, but my reply is based on thinking that electronic components and design R&D can probably be shared between the mounts - you shouldn't need a […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 25, 2016
    CHOLLY wrote:Bakubo, Olympus, and Pentax owners manage to hang in and patiently wait... sometimes for YEARS... for the next product.Samsung owners justifiably have a right to complain.But Sony has NEVER said they were done with the A mount. Truth be told, there really was no reason to suspect that they would not continue introducing more […]

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Sigma’s system revolution


Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems.

The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm


Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras.

55-300mm SAM DT.

We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

A divided path for Sony


Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

Last call for Sony Awards entries

Wednesday 07 December, the World Photography Organisation, issues a last call for entries for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most comprehensive photography competition. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 04 January 2012 giving photographers from across the world just four weeks left to enter.

The Sony World Photography Awards is free to . . . → Read More: Last call for Sony Awards entries