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QuietOC Senior Member • Posts: 3,028
Re: A-Mount

toughluck wrote:

Move back in time and make all Sony lens releases SSM or SAM...

I was just thinking this about too. They could have not rebadged the screw-drive Minolta lenses and not released the 16-80, 16-105, 18-250, and 55-200 in 2007. Tamron offered the later two with focus motors for Canon. The former we're likely developed previous to the acquisition. All the lenses Sony released after 2007 were SAM or SSM. The screw-drive motor could have been eliminated from some bodies.

2010 would have been a good time to have done this to coincide with the E-mount and SLT launches. Instead Sony developed the LA-EA2 so NEX owners could continue to use 1985 Minolta lenses.

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