Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
Wally626 Senior Member • Posts: 2,312
Re: Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

contax4ever wrote:

I'm wondering if I spent my money foolishly the past several months on A mount glass: ZA 50mm and the updated versions of the 70-200 and 70-400. I'm sensing more doom and gloom about the future of this mount the past couple of days than I have seen in a long time even though this worry has surfaced on and off in various discussions within the Sony user community for a couple of years now.

-I don't want to use these lenses with an adapter on a Sony e mount body.
-I don't want to sell this equipment to make the jump to Nikon or Canon; I'm not a pro. I use the Sony lenses and bodies because I love the products.
-I don't care if the future A mount bodies have the translucent mirror or not.
-I want to be able to use these lenses NATIVE for many years to come. I'm not big into buying used equipment either though I like keeping what I purchase new for a very long time. Still, I would hope to see multiple, successive generations of the a99 and a77 (though I'm fine if A mount sustains as full frame only).


Biggest danger to the A-mount is Sony going belly-up and no one buying the camera division. There is no current information that points to A-mount being killed. With Sony backing E and A mount the amount of money going into A-mount only development is somewhat constrained but much of the technology is shared across the lines, so as long as E-mount makes money for Sony it is good for A-mount. Even with E-mount getting all the recent love with the A7(r) you will note there are no native lenses much above 200mm so E-mount is not yet a full service line. Just like you can still buy Minolta MC and MD lenses today there will be a market for A-mount lenses, either the old Minolta or new Sony for quite a few years. The high end lenses will still be worth good money.

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