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Originally posted by Fivepin Fivepin wrote:

A mount will never die...I still use all of my A mount on my new E mount bodies as well as my old a99 and a77ii...Good glass will always be good glass.


+1

In fact all sorts of good lenses have continued to be used, with quite a few having brought back to life through adapters for mirrorless cameras.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 01:03
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Originally posted by Fivepin Fivepin wrote:

A mount will never die...I still use all of my A mount on my new E mount bodies as well as my old a99 and a77ii...Good glass will always be good glass.


+1

In fact all sorts of good lenses have continued to be used, with quite a few having brought back to life through adapters for mirrorless cameras.


+1
I took it with a 200F4G macro that had to wait patiently for focusing for many seconds from the shortest distance to infinity. This is a lens that is not suitable for moving objects.
However, if you combine it with the ILCE-1 (+ LA-EA5), which is currently the best A-Mount camera, you can shoot birds that are not flying without problems.
You can also expect a successor to the ILCE-1 that will come out in the future.

Many people will continue to use the A-Mount cameras they already have. Just one note. Batteries are consumables and dedicated, so selling out is fatal.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 04:33
Apparently Canon Japan has gone from 21 EF mount lenses on their website, down to 9 in a one month period. That's according to the Photo Rumors site published today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 07:35
Originally posted by gigo gigo wrote:

Just one note. Batteries are consumables and dedicated, so selling out is fatal.


It is reassuring however that you can get good quality Duracell versions the NP-FM500H Info-Lithium batteries (and probably other versions although I'd stick to reputable makers). I recently bought a couple for my a99ii and a77ii cameras and they charge, and hold charge very reliably. Sony originals are also available but they are scarce and priced accordingly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 08:18
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Good ideas.
Last (good) picture you made with an A-mount lens.
Party for members: one week challenge with A-mount lenses.
Contest: show a representation of A-mount.


We were thinking to run a one week B&W challenge late febr/early march but maybe an A-mount retirement party is a better idea, we can still do the B&W later this year.

How about two threads per day for the A-mount retirement party:

first for pic-a-day with an A-mount lens (can be on an A-mount body or via an LA-EAx adapter on an E-mount body)

second from your best 7 A-mount lens shots from your archive

Everybody is free to think of extra challenges they want to add to their contribution.

How does that sound?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 08:41
couldn't enter the pic-a-day because I have no a-mount gear
but could certainly post in the other thread from the archives...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 08:49
Like Anand said, the pic-a-day will exclude people without any A-mount lenses. I do have them, so, I am fine with it

Maybe allowing other discontinued mounts for people without A-mount lenses? It might give more people a change to join in. One mount for the week, of course. Just a thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 08:49
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

couldn't enter the pic-a-day because I have no a-mount gear
but could certainly post in the other thread from the archives...
I realise it's not possible to enter for everybody, some never had A-mount or sold it all. But hopefully there are enough members that are not "too young" or "pre-retired"

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Maybe allowing other discontinued mounts for people without A-mount lenses? It might give more people a change to join in. One mount for the week, of course. Just a thought.

That's a great idea, any other retired mount (via an adapter) on an E-mount body, obviously MD-Rokkors come to mind but we don't have to limit it to those. But only one mount for the week is a good restriction and only allowed for people who don't have A-mount lenses.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 08:59
Sounds like a fitting “farewell” - not that a-mount won’t continue long into the future …
There are still lots and lots being used and appreciated and the LA-EAx adaptors will keep that up after the last a-mount camera has gone to that big dark room in the sky.
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The supply of new lenses dwindling should raise the value of the remaining lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote amrep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 12:32
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The supply of new lenses dwindling should raise the value of the remaining lenses.
... unless counteracted and out-weighted by less demand
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 17:20
Originally posted by amrep amrep wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The supply of new lenses dwindling should raise the value of the remaining lenses.
... unless counteracted and out-weighted by less demand


and an increase in supply as users switch to alternate systems.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 17:46
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by amrep amrep wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The supply of new lenses dwindling should raise the value of the remaining lenses.
... unless counteracted and out-weighted by less demand


and an increase in supply as users switch to alternate systems.
And then going up as people think these lenses are worthless and the demand rises again because people heard these lenses are great.

Basically what happened with most retired mounts with some pedigree. Basic economics 101.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 18:15
Usually when collectors get involved the prices of the rare items escalate while the common ones drop, then after a while they all go up when everything else new becomes expensive.
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