I was reading the reviews of the LA-EA5 on Sony.com...

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tbcass
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Re: How many A-mount users are waiting for new bodies with full support for LA-EA5?
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Prognathous wrote:

I know I am. I don't care for the two bodies that are currently supported, the main issue is that they're just too expensive. The A6600 is a few hundred dollars above what I'm willing to pay, but it has some some annoying downgrades compared to my A77 MkII, mainly the lack of sweep panorama and a built-in flash. Having owned an A6000 I know can live with downgraded ergonomics, battery life and more limited LCD screen. I wouldn't want to give up the sweep panorama feature, which I find to be very useful when travelling. The tilting built-in flash is also a surprisingly useful feature, despite its low GN (higher ISO to the rescue).

In short, my money is waiting for an A6400-tier body with IBIS and full LA-EA5 compatibility , screw-drive AF and all. Until then, my A77 MkII will have to do. And if Sony releases more bodies and ignores the LA-EA5, like they did with the A7C, then I guess it's a sign to start considering a switch to another system.

Anyone else waiting for Sony's next move here?

The sweep panorama feature of the A77ii, which I owned for 4 years, sucks because of stitching problems. I gave up trying. My A99ii suits me fine (sweep sucks with this too) and has for over 4 years but if it breaks I will buy an A7riv with the adapter. Sony hasn't had a camera that does good panos since the A77/A65.

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Tom

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