With Canon's low sale prices, is Sony becoming too expensive?

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voronspb Senior Member • Posts: 1,533
Re: With Canon's low sale prices, is Sony becoming too expensive?
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tqlla wrote:

IMO, not having a good adapter shows they dont care about their previous customers.

  1. They havent updated the LA-EA1 to allow PDAF, even though the A6300+ can do PDAF with adapted lenses.
  2. The LA-EA3 doesnt work as well as the Sigma MC-11, even though Sony still sells A-mount lenses.

Ask yourself - why didn't Metabones or Sigma make the perfect A-E adapter which would rule them all? Because actually too few people need the 5th adapter of same kind, the Minolta system being not really popular even in its best days.

Sony's made as many as four adapters in early days of NEX/Alpha system. Two of them were extremely complicated, offering about the best AF available with contemporary tech. So the users of A-mount were served well those days.

But now the E-mount system is developed, and making even better adapter will not bring Sony anything but added expenses for RnD. Such adapter will have really poor production volumes, which translate into extremely high cost. For what?

In the meantime they've done what they could, removing as many restrictions as possible while using the adapter.

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