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quezra
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In reply to Euell, 8 months ago

Euell wrote:

quezra wrote:

Euell wrote:

quezra wrote:

Have you shot with the A7 yet? The AF is quite fast as is. So the improvement to whatever a6000 is either likely to be very marginal (i.e. we're not actually missing much), or already actually the same mechanics, only the larger FF sensor/smaller DoF make it harder to achieve given the same processor.

Euell has never shot the A7, and is hoping to generate an artificial storm of dissatisfaction among A7 users, a pattern of other people with their private dissatisfaction hoping to make others unhappy to put 'pressure' on Sony. Too bad most of us who own it are actually too happy with our cameras to care about his raving. If you are an A7 user, how fast do you find the AF? If you're not, then you have lost nothing so why do you care?

By all reports the A7/A7r are great cameras. But, Sony should be taken to task for what I think is contrived obsolescence and a sleazy business practice.

You can't make a claim of 'planned' obsolescence until you see a camera replacement coming in long before a typical replacement cycle. Claiming it will be so based on your flimsy evidence-free hypothesis is laughable.

Are you parallaxproblem in disguise?

Flimsy evidence? Hardly. Given the timing, Sony has to have made a business decision NOT to include the improved auto focus on the A7/A7r. Could have been that it would have delayed the A7/A7r production runs somewhat, or, more likely, there was a marketing decision to wait and include the improved AF in the next A7/A7r iteration. Whichever, Sony could not have been ignorant of the technology when they began marketing the A7/A7r, as they undoubtedly already had the sensor chip prototypes for the A6000 in hand at that time last fall.

No, you are claiming:

1) A7 AF is noticeably slower than A6000 - we don't know this yet. A7 AF is actually quite fast in good light.  The two sensor sizes are vastly different, which means you don't even have a like-for-like comparison to make your claim, never mind side-by-side tests off a production model A6000.  And you don't have either camera for that matter.

2) That A7's alleged slower AF is due to a technologically different system present in the A6000 that is not present in the A7.  You don't have any evidence for this claim either, and not having seen what is actually inside either, nor able to make a like-for-like comparison, you can only go off your evidence-free assertion.

3) That Sony actually could have put these chips into the A7 in time for release.  Which may or may not have been possible, may or may not have made a physical difference, and may or may not have fit into each camera's release schedules.

4) That Sony is planning a hasty update to their flagships to 'force' everyone to upgrade.  Which aside from having no proof whatsoever for the claim, is based on all your previous assumptions above.

Sony can be criticized for many things, but paranoid fears that they're intentionally dumping old technology (which somehow manages to be faster in AF than all previous E-mount cameras) based on a bunch of speculative guesses built on top of speculative assumptions is really dumb.

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