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by bfitzgerald
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

I'd wager it's the same plan as most of the other makers, perhaps even more extreme in this example. Jack up prices (a lot), to try to make up low sales in terms of value/profit. The problem with that is is drives many potential buyers away, frankly who would be crazy enough to pony up the asking pr...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: I am trying out the A6300
Replies: 16
Views: 3962

Re: I am trying out the A6300

One of the reasons I picked this up was to do reviews, this one just came in from TTArtisan, the 7.5mm fisheye F2.0 lens. Also has a screw in filter ND1000 at the back of the lens. Initial impressions surprisingly good even at F2 (subject to DOF being enough) DSCF6939.JPG As for the A6300, my though...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

Looks like lens prices are going into the outer atmosphere, just like Richard Branson! One wonders how sustainable the photo industry is, I know many makers said they were concentrating on higher margin products. This goes far beyond anything I would imagine, high prices = ever decreasing market...i...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

I'll take the bigger white boy out next time perhaps, see how that does The 100-200mm is a greatly underappreciated lens, I underestimated it. If you can live with the long min focus the AF performance seems a bit better than the 70-210mm F4, and optically I think it's just as good perhaps slightly ...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

I think most would agree they could have handled it better. IMO would have made a lot more sense to have called "time", around 4-5 years ago. A99ii gave the wrong impression (ie continued commitment at least some) Saying nothing is never a great plan - I would expect Canikon to deal with i...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm

That's true I found that out with the A77ii, real world it disappointed me - even though on paper it was appealing There were quite a few places that noted the AF performance ie shooters reports, I read them and basically ended up agreeing with them with my real world use. Very mixed performance Str...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

Hard to know where EOS M is going, there are rumours of a crop RF mount body, perhaps to appease the 7dii shooters? Might be difficult to see Canon supporting so many mounts long term, I hear the EOS M stuff does sell On the lenses I dodged the bullet with Sony, I just didn't buy anything new or wit...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

Here's a slightly interesting thread on DPR https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4586392 Worryingly no repair parts for the 70-200mm SSM, or it seems the 16-35mm SSM Second SSM failure according to the OP on the 70-200mm G lens. It would seem Sony were winding down A mount quite some time ago with...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

I did another quick 1 mile run with the A99, again performance was on target no complaints DSC00331.jpg DSC00376.jpg I sold the A77ii to MBP and got a fair price, I also offloaded the Tamron 17-50mm to start reducing the APS-C stuff I have Still have the A77 first version/A6300 as a back up camera. ...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

Everything in the camera/lens world is getting outrageous Canon's pricing is pretty extreme, I'm sure they're great lenses but at this price I think we've gone into crazy land. I would still keep an eye on them in case they ever do a decent entry FF body, adapting though. Way way too costly for nat...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

Well here we go again with another bash at the "retro" theme digital camera style from Nikon! You even get a choice of colours anyone fancy the green or pink? 55.JPG 03zwVsq8qbiklGOEqTQpC2V-2.jpg Looks like a repackaged Z50 in an FM style body, can't see any other obvious difference apart ...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

It depends what you shoot. I see nothing wrong with an APS-C system, it can or at least was pre MILC era, fairly affordable, somewhat lighter, it could be useful if you want more reach tele end wildlife etc. On the downsides some FF Lenses are odd field of view on crop, though still perfectly usable...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

Who can say all I can report is what I found. It's not that the A77ii misses all the time, it doesn't - but it does more than I would expect. Sometimes it goofs entirely, which any camera can. But I rarely had issues with any of the other A mount cameras So it's a lot closer to the IR shooters repor...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 26
Views: 1400

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

Who knows but I've seen complaints online, and whilst I don't always take things too seriously - it does suggest I'm not the only one who has had issues Either way my tolerance for AF Problems is quite low, so I know the A99 is reliable at least with subjects moving towards the camera. I have not us...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 278
Views: 60744

Re: Future of A mount

I think it's mixed on ergonomics I can see things I like or don't from all the makers. I never cared much for Canon's layout, then again using them more over time I got used to it. Ditto with Nikon their layout (on SLR's) is different again, using the top LCD and combination of front/rear, in a diff...