Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
WaltKnapp Forum Pro • Posts: 13,857
Re: Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

EvilOne wrote:

WaltKnapp wrote:

EvilOne wrote:

My suggestion would be sell all your Sony stuff and Old Minolta stuff and then maybe with an additional 5 grand you will be happy with a New Canon system and won't have to bitch about the horrible choice you made staying with Sony. And I'M betting half of your A mount stuff is collecting dust in the closet and you use one camera and a few lenses. Unloading the Amount stuff should be a big load off your shoulders. At least all the negatives about them should be gone and you can go over to Canon with a clean sheet of paper./ And have fun with your photography for the rest of your life because Canon isn't going anywhere. Why continue to put yourself through this torment?

Your loss on the Sony stuff should be offset by all the fun you had with their equipment. after all 5 grand is a drop in the bucket today. it represent a one week trip to Disney for your family. I spent ten grand last year taking my family ( 9 people to Disney ).

BTW I am not being sarcastic in my suggestion. What's the use of bitching about something that you can fix by throwing a little money at it.. Personally , I don't expect to be around next year, so I don't have to worry about what Sony will do. But I expect they will be around for a long time.

I dumped my old stuff, even some of the older digital stuff like the RD175 into the dumpster as part of cleaning up after the fire. Perfectly good equipment, most of it for film, of no value now. It was kind of a odd and painful experience, but the equipment had served me well and was just occupying space. There is no old stuff collecting dust in my closets now. I'm down to my current operating system, all of which I do use. In fact on most forays I have along three Alpha 700s, plus the Sony HX300 and a dozen or more lenses that get used as needed. Yes there are a few backup things, has to be if working with unsupported equipment. But it's far less than the active stuff.

You must be one of those 1% ers, with all that money to throw around. Well, I don't have all that money, even $5000 to spend is not there let alone the actual amount it would take to replace my high end system with another brand. Even replacing lost workshop equipment will still be going on for a few years, very limited by money availability. Like is true of virtually all the population. We don't get to eat cake! And it's certainly time not to help the 1% folks steal more from us either.

And we don't like Disney or other such amusement parks anyway, they are awful. That would be the last place we would go. A waste of money for us.

I do expect to be around next year, though in a decade or two it will end for me. Meanwhile my fun list is longer than many lifetimes, won't get to a fraction of it. Even if I had money to throw at it.

Here is a reality for you Walt.. and some people have already nailed it in this thread about you. Photography at the high end like you claim to be in, is an expensive thing.. You cry about so much insignificant things and I believe you are a selfish man.

I took my Family to Disney because my grandchildren wanted to go, So I took their parents too and of course my wife.. I didn't regret it for one minute.. Hate Disney ? that statement , by it self tells me that you are a self centered individual and if its not about you, it must be about hurting you. I didn't have to go to Disney, or any other place we go, I do it for them more so than for me. It makes " Them " happy, and that makes me happy.

You hang in this forum an drag everyone down with your pessimistic outlook on a Camera Company.

Are you serious? Are you one of those people that was not smart enough in your youth , to prepare for your old age? did you spend every extra penny on Walt and didn't have the forethought to prepare for the future. It seems to me that in reading your post over the last five or six years tha you are a very angry man, only wishing to drag down people who are happy with their Photography.

When you made the decision to stay with the A mount , there were no Guarantees... and now you think that Sony has a personal vendetta against you.

BTW thousands and thousands of people Go to Disney every day.. There must be an awful lot of 1 % out there. I talked with lots of people the least time I was there, and people from all walk of life and financial diversity go there. You Hate Disney ! Indeed. Its a fun place.. and most weigh the cost against the amount of fun you have there, that's why so many people who go there , return again and a again.

BTW, you are not alone in you opinion on Sony, there are some very obvious Boo Birds out there that shed their tears daily about Sony.. and try to drag the rest of us down.. the bad news is very few are buying what you sell so you come off as a wet blanket every time you post something.

This isn't about a Heart attack or terminal cancer,, its about a freekin camera company. If Sony was to disappear tomorrow, those who have a passion for photography would still continue to have fun with their photography even if they have to start over. If you were not smart enough to prepare for your retirement, in your youth, and live the lifestyle you have become use too while working, then its your stupidity to blame and not Sony. If you cant afford photography now , get out of it and take up checkers, but don't blame Sony or anyone for your short comings. Keep following down this path of negativity and you will die a miserable man.

With as much love as I can gather

Bill aka EO

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