A99 - Pre-ordered. Cancelled. Now considering a brand switch. Really sucks. :(

Started Sep 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
SouthElginDad
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Re: A99 - Pre-ordered. Cancelled. Now considering a brand switch. Really sucks. :(
In reply to Sol, Sep 14, 2012

But producing a "pro camera" that only works with a few of their lenses, not to mention excluding the "16 million" A-mount lenses in the market place that they bragged about when they bought the K-Minolta camera division, that really sucks. I've been an A-Mount user since 1992. But this is a deal-breaker.

Well, that's not quite true, is it? All of the lenses still work, and they all have full time phase-detect autofocus in liveview, which you can't get with any other brand. I guess you're only getting one half of the new "dual-AF," but the half you're getting is extremely good and proven AF technology.

This is like saying that companies should not innovate unless there is 100% backwards compatibility with older accessories. I don't get it.

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