Sales of the Sony A99

Started Oct 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
OntarioJohn Senior Member • Posts: 1,959
Re: Frank Doorhof on the Sony A99

That's why Sony went after all the major pro photographers in my area 3 months ago and let them use the a99 for a couple of days.

Only a few of those pros bought one, but all of them seem really happy with them.  I met one guy and he is all Nikon for weddings, but the a99 and 3 lenses were bought and delivered by a Sony rep last week.

You may just underestimate where and when this camera has been targeted, AND you might be surprised at which markets they are going for.

I heard lots of great 8x10's and larger were shot with wedding models as part of the sales pitch.

After all, once you establish a market, and the name is out there, sales should follow.

The one guy I spoke with at length told me that he spent up to two hours per shot in PP, but that was often cut in half by the a99.  Who knows.

And the release date was timed by people with a bit of intelligence.  Don't you think they planned this, or did they just get the boxes from the factory and said tomorrow?

I love how everyone else becomes a marketing guru, an engineer, and professional PP specialist all at once, yet has no 'work'. At least this guy had a brand new Van, all pro painted with wedding shots and big web address and phone number.  And he parks it at malls when he's not using it.  A bit of a blowhard, but you have to sell and shoot when doing that type of work.

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