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Wasn't following this thread. Go to know thru a friend about the A-mount being officially dead.
They do have some A-mount lenses still listed but that might be to just get rid of the stock.

A-mount has been my only gear since I took more than a passing interest in photography. I'll probably continue to use it for 5-10 yrs more.

But E-mount is superior in pretty much every way. Time for the world to move on, I suppose.
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Probably Japan is the last country to buy 99II.
For now, all of the following are shipped on the same day.

https://pur.store.sony.jp/ichigan/products/ILCA-99M2/ILCA-99M2_purchase/

https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001003281716/

https://www.biccamera.com/bc/item/3503337/

https://www.mapcamera.com/item/4548736047501

...

I don't have 99II anymore. There are only a dozen A-Mount lenses left. However, the remaining lens has regained its brilliance with the strongest body called ILCE-1.
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On the Belgian website are still listed:

A99II
A99
A55

Sony.be also points to some webshops for these camera's, but on these sites the body's are 'not available'...
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Basically nothing has changed but the US Sony website.
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Oh, for those interested, Kamera-express (both .nl and .be) has a used A99 mark II.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Basically nothing has changed but the US Sony website.

B&H Photo, one of the largest US camera retailers ... A99II: No Longer Available.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282852-REG/sony_alpha_a99_ii_dslr.html

Adorama, another major US retailer ... Search for A99II or A77II: No matches, as if the cameras don't exist.

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Feeling inspired to grab one while there’s still some new stock available. Can’t seem to locate one here in the states.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2021 at 07:07
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Basically nothing has changed but the US Sony website.

B&H Photo, one of the largest US camera retailers ... A99II: No Longer Available.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282852-REG/sony_alpha_a99_ii_dslr.html

Adorama, another major US retailer ... Search for A99II or A77II: No matches, as if the cameras don't exist.

The rest of the world will follow.
If you look at the first page of this thread you'll see that B&H already removed A-mount from their site in December. Australia went before them, the US is following Australia. Like I said, nothing has changed but the US Sony website.

We knew this would happen. More interesting is if there ever will be a Canon EOS 5D mark V. But this is not the place to discuss that
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I do not know how much Minolta is still in the Sony camera department.

In my perception, the Minolta genes ended with the a900 / a850.
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Neither Wex nor Park Cameras now offer the a99ii in the UK; seems it literally has ceased to exist

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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2021 at 13:52
Originally posted by Wilu Wilu wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I do not know how much Minolta is still in the Sony camera department.

In my perception, the Minolta genes ended with the a900 / a850.


Partly true. But now the extinction even has happened.

The LA-EA5 is the only link to that blood line.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

If you look at the first page of this thread you'll see that B&H already removed A-mount from their site in December.

Your statement that 'nothing has changed but the US Sony website' implied that only Sony's website has removed the camera. That is not the case.

If you meant 'nothing has changed on the web since December', that would have been clearer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2021 at 16:12
Well, maybe, but I think it was clear enough I was responding to all the sites claiming the end of A-mount because Sony removed A-mount cameras from there regional specific US site.

Like I said, nothing new. It was already removed from the Australian market, it is hard to get an A-mount camera in markets where it still is mentioned on the regional Sony Website. The removal from the regional Sony US website does not alter anything IMHO.
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Originally posted by Wilu Wilu wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I do not know how much Minolta is still in the Sony camera department.

In my perception, the Minolta genes ended with the a900 / a850.


I think the Minolta camera "clade" probably came to an end with the a900 as well, but some traits survived into the next population of cameras . Aside from the shared lens-mount, the newer DSLT cameras really did not put me in mind of my Dynax film cameras or early alpha DSLRs.

The lens "clade" lasted a bit longer, especially as some of the lenses were just a relabel or a refresh of the earlier Minolta-ancestor. But they stopped being an evolutionary front when they more successful E-mount clade emerged...
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