CHOLLY wrote:There was never any doubt about Sony's plans for the A mount.
CHOLLY wrote:The 4 year time period between A99 and A99II is what scared many people into thinking that Sony had abandoned that mount.
bakubo wrote:CHOLLY wrote:There was never any doubt about Sony's plans for the A mount.
You are clearly new to A mount since you know so little of what has gone on with it since about 2001. Some of us have used A mount since the 1980s. You didn't follow all the angst and concern on various forums from Minolta A mount users when Canon and Nikon had DSLRs, but Minolta didn't. And the many people who have switched and abandoned A mount because of it. Then the concern that Minolta would go out of business until Konica bought the company and formed Konica Minolta. Then finally in 2005 they came out with the first A mount DSLR called the 7D followed by the 5D. Then once again the company was having big problems and there was angst that it would go out of business. Sony came in and bought part of the company including the A mount. Then the A100 and A700 and several very uninteresting low level bodies that few people liked. The A700 wasn't updated for years. The A900 wasn't updated for years. And so on. So, yes, there has been lots of DOUBT at many times for a very long time.
So, definitive statements such as yours and use of words like 'never' just shows your lack of knowledge of the history with A mount customers.CHOLLY wrote:The 4 year time period between A99 and A99II is what scared many people into thinking that Sony had abandoned that mount.
That is just one of the most recent incidents.
CHOLLY wrote:I started shooting Minolta camera's in the EARLY 1970's. I STILL own a working Maxxum 7000 and a full compliment of AF lenses. My first Sony DSLR was a brand new A350 and I have been active on a number of Minolta/Sony bulletin boards as well for years.
I am WELL AWARE of Minolta, Konica Minolta, and Sony A mount history.
Dusty wrote:While I can see using similar CPUs, etc., the problem with lenses is the very short flange distance. Tamron, etc, can easily adjust for the slight variations between Sony, Canon, Nikon or Pentax, flange distance, but E-mount requires a whole new design, and many of the old designs are not readily adaptable.
Of course, I'm no lens design expert, so other people feel free to correct me, but this is what I remember from DK talking about the lenses when the E-mount first can out.
bakubo wrote:I am not sure what you are getting at. Can you elaborate?
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