Nikon & Sony rumours

Started May 18, 2007 | Discussions thread
Paulo Ferreira
Paulo Ferreira Senior Member • Posts: 1,883
Re: Nikon & Sony rumours

thomas2279 wrote:

Interesting article hopefully Nikon will put out 2 FF models one
like the 1ds mk 2 & the other 5d so people on a slightly more
restrictive budget can dive into FF without breaking the bank or
risk being divorced.

I am Sony will announce a FF / 1.1x model as well this year along
with an update to their good Alpha A100 (good price now) and
hopefully the lenses will come down in price (especially in UK) to
be on par with Canon & Nikon.

That is an "old fact". The lenses is a bit more difficult... I think that they are following the thought of Minolta - the pro bodies are cheaper, lighter and as well if not more performant than Nikon and Canon... the lenses are always more expensive. Some pro magazines were quite derisory regarding the price of Minolta lenses but you get what you pay for ie outstanding quality. I hope Sony will keep the tradition because if the body is performant and less $3000 than a Canon you have some lee way to pay more for a better 300mm, 500mm or 70-200 SSM. it all adds up the same in the end albeit you will get a better gear al round.
Prices on brands were always a bit like
Leica (bespoken made by Minolta)

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