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08-15-2016, 04:03 AM   #1
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Is the A-mount dead/end of the SLT

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Is the Sony A-mount dead? Will there be a Sony a99 camera successor? | Photo Rumors

08-15-2016, 05:37 AM   #2
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A99II is coming
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Yeah SAR says so.....
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- and wait 'til you see the Samsung NX 300/2.8!
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I love the related stories at the bottom! What does it say when you have to deny its demise so often? Monty Python anyone?

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The Sony A mount is not dead
Sony A-mount is not dead, new a68 camera (ILCA-68) announced
Sony have not given up on a6000 camera replacement and A-mount
Sony confirms again that they are committed to A-mount
Sony still comitted to the A mount



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08-15-2016, 08:33 AM   #5
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"I have just received word that Sony has dissolved the A mount permanently. The last remnants of the Minolta company have been swept away."

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
I'm not familiar with Sony camera details.
Apart from physical details, how does the A-mount compare to the E-mount?
Is the A-mount more primitive - more mechanical, less electrical - kind of like comparing a Pentax K-mount to a Canon EF-mount or a Pentax Q-mount?
08-15-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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The Sony A-mount is the Minolta A-mount. It has a physical aperture lever and a AF-screw drive. E-mount hasn't

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Sadly, I suspect development of the A-mount and SLT camera line is finished, or very much nearing the end.

It would be a shame... There are some fabulous Sony / Zeiss lenses in A-mount. I have the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM, and it's by far the best lens I own in any mount. There are some real bargains to be had in old Minolta glass, too, such as the Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4... a cracking lens on full frame, and so inexpensive now...

In the unlikely event that an A99II is announced, or if for some other reason the prices on the few remaining A99 cameras comes down below 1,000 here in the UK, I'll jump on one just to put away so I can keep using my A-mount lenses. The A99II, if it ever arrives, will be out of my price range, I'm sure!
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Rumors have it that an A99II is on its way. I'm pretty sure that it's going to cost an arm & a leg, though. It seems that Sony is planning to go high end with their A-mount stuff. They're not replacing the A58. The lowest model is now the A68 & chances are that it won't get replaced later on as well.
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Rumors have it that an A99II is on its way.
Yes, but those rumours have been around for so long now (18 months or more), and the variety of different "leaked" specifications suggests to me that there's little firm basis in them. I really, really hope I'm wrong. The A99 is a superb camera (not without its faults, but superb nonetheless), and worthy of an up-to-date successor.
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Somebody with more money than God and looking for something to do (Trump if he loses in November?) should buy the Minolta name and the right to the technology and revive the Minolta Single Lens REFLEX camera in front of a digital sensor.
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Minolta still exists and won't sell its name. Sony won't sell the tech. Won't happen.
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I was an Olympus shooter in the latter days of Four Thirds. It's phenomenal how long these companies can drag it out for when it's bleeding obvious a mount it dead and buried...
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Yeah Samsung has still not made an official statement about the end of the nx-mount. They are not at Photokina so I guess they never will.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Sadly, I suspect development of the A-mount and SLT camera line is finished, or very much nearing the end.

It would be a shame... There are some fabulous Sony / Zeiss lenses in A-mount. I have the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM, and it's by far the best lens I own in any mount. There are some real bargains to be had in old Minolta glass, too, such as the Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4... a cracking lens on full frame, and so inexpensive now...

In the unlikely event that an A99II is announced, or if for some other reason the prices on the few remaining A99 cameras comes down below 1,000 here in the UK, I'll jump on one just to put away so I can keep using my A-mount lenses. The A99II, if it ever arrives, will be out of my price range, I'm sure!
I'm afraid the A-mount to E-mount adaptor is the culprit in the death of the A-mount.
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