Official statement on Sony A-mount future...

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dave Oddie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,098
Re: You get over it!

artlmntl wrote:

leonche64 wrote:

Sony NEVER said they were not going to make more A-mount cameras. Just some dudes on a website said it. I will repeat that, because it bears repeating. Some dudes on a website. Not Sony reps, employees, janitors, nothing. Not in anyway in the know. They have pulled a real good Tom Sawyer. Even now, after we have word from the company, they come with the "that's not what it really means" statements. The delusional grandeur of some is truly astounding. You are just some dude. You made it up. Your evidence is inadmissible. You have no pattern of which to refer, nor a motive. It is not even hearsay because no one said it. You made it up. You are dismissed. Now go outside and take some photos with your Canon, because there is no way you own a Sony.

Very emotional, but this is a gear forum. It *is* appropriate to speculate. The Nikon people are wringing their hands over the prospects of a D610 and the Canon folk want to know about their 7D Mk II. So, speculation is normal. But those people don't have a competing mount from within the same company to confuse the issues.

Questions about A-mount are spawned from the information and lack of same currently available about the future of A-mount cameras.

The required information has been supplied to end questions about the A-mount and yet....

If Sony planned to continue marketing SLTs, people would be posting their wishes for the next SLTs. But Sony has said, look for an all-mirrorless approach.

But wait... NEX is already mirrorless, though it lacks PDAF and IBIS. I don't know what it all means, but there are some logical gaps in what Sony appears to be doing. For NEX shooters, it's all gravy. Use adapter, shoot with lens of choice. Hope for better AF on future releases. For A-mount shooters, it's not so obvious.

When the gap between A700 and A77 was four years, Sony wasn't going on a binge to fill out the e-mount line. The e-mounts weren't getting the latest APS-C sensors and there was no talk of a FF NEX.

People wonder how this is all going to shake out. It's natural for anyone who looks at this with a critical point of view. The OP's post of a reply from Sony support on his rumor site really proves nothing. The only proof that matters is new gear. Watch what they do, not what they say.

As for your spurious claim that the people posting here questioning the future of A-mount don't own Sony cameras, that's silly. But it is possible, even likely, that some of us will simply decide to go somewhere else when it's time to upgrade. If enough of us do that, it's true, A-mount will no longer matter. still keep asking the same questions based on pure speculation.

And this "The OP's post of a reply from Sony support on his rumor site really proves nothing." is quite frankly ridiculous.

You can't be so dismissive of an official statement and expect people to believe your baseless speculation.  The above post of yours isn't a well thought out argument or looking at it with a "critical view".  It's not even a sensible opinion as those have to have something to back them up.

Sony have said what they are going to do.  You have chosen not to believe them but for no good reason.

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