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    Posted: 19 May 2019 at 14:34
Been a long time since I've posted. I used to go by Rush2112 here (or was it 2112Rush?) for years, but long since forgot my login and old email I used when I was here. Anyhow, hello again!

That being said, I just wanted you guys to know I shared an article last night on my little blog, hopefully not the last, about the A-Mount. My intent is to show support for the A-Mount, nothing more than that really.

If you are interested its the latest article and will be at the top of the blog.

Hope all are doing well here and still enjoying photography as much as I am after all these years! :)

-Carl

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 15:46
Hi Carl,

Welcome back! And thank you for the heads up about your latest A mount blog post! Photographic Central

There has been no Joy in Mudville for A mount in resent years. I personally shoot mainly with my A7III, and only ocasionally use my A99. I do hope Sony will eventually give A mount more attention, though at the moment it doesn't seem likely.

Keep up the good work! We miss your old Sony Alpha site!

Kind regards,

Kelly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AutumnRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 15:49
Hi Carl! Yes, it's been a long time. I used to read your web site but haven't for several years as you drifted away from A mount. I actually shoot with a Canon 7D and an E mount also but I mainly use my A900 and A77. I've been shooting A mount for 11 years and I'll never give it up, even if I have to buy used cameras for the rest of my life. I just enjoy them more and that EVF comes in handy.
I enjoyed the article. It's refreshing to have something new to read that isn't about mirrorless. I hope Sony has enough common sense to keep A mount alive and keep useful features in new models.
Don't be a stranger now that you've found your way back home!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cgarrard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 15:53
Kelly, wow, good to see you! I'm so glad you remember me, and of course I remember you! And yeah I miss my old site too, but what can you do... it was my first stab at all this stuff, made some mistakes, learned some, you know how it goes :).

Anyhow I should be posting more Sony stuff on my blog now. Its no Alphamountworld, but hey, its what I call "home" :). Maybe one day I'll get those dang forums up there. lol

Good to hear from you!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cgarrard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 15:55
Hi Kathi!

Thank you so much for that! Glad you enjoyed the article. I think mirrorless ... well, I think I need to do a completely different article on that topic, for now, yep I understand what you mean completely!

I will try to post here more often, I have kept an eye here and there on the goings on here, just haven't been posting. Life is so busy!

TTYS,

Carl
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 16:10
Thanks, Carl!

If you check out the photos posted here you will notice many photographs taken with A mount cameras and lenses. And of course the discussion forums are full of A mount themed threads. We are even dusting off our old KM 7Ds -- and Film 5s, 7s and 9s!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cgarrard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 16:13
Funny you say that Kelly, My Dynax 9 and my 7D sits in front of me as I type, and I've got an article about the 7D near 90% completed! LOL So yeah, I understand fully!

Fyi, I contacted Gary Friedman too. He and I used to chat quite a bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2019 at 16:23
Great cameras! Hopefully your desk doesn't collapse having a tank sitting on it! Does your's have the SSM upgrade? A group of us here on Dyxum sent our 9s to Germany, and with the help of our good friend, Rolf Voss (Conny1) had our's updated at Runtime in Bremen. We were very fortunate.   
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Nope mine doesn't unfortunately. I wanted to find one with it for sale but never could here in the US.

You'd laugh if you saw my desk. There are about 17 cameras on it :)
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|Hi Carl, I read your article - it's certainly nice to see such enthusiasm for A mount survival. On a point of accuracy, Sony only acquired the camera division from Konica Minolta, not the whole company.

Regarding SLT I do wonder if it has a future. Much as I love my SLTs it seems more sensible to move to a mirrorless A mount, which would enable A-mount longevity with the re-use of many components from the E mount bodies. That said, I am clueless about the pros and cons of on/off sensor PDAF!

Keep up the good work!

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Hi Phil, thank you!

Yes I'm aware it was only the camera division. The Konica Minolta still operating today seem to be doing quite well in all the other aspects of their business lines.

As far as your wonder is concerned, it's understandable. The press have continually questioned Sony over the years about whether or not they can maintain two mounts.

Notice however that they don't do the same to Canon or Nikon? They did the same thing to Panasonic too, who squashed the concern right away.

The bias to protect Canon and Nikon is everywhere, and I won't name any sites that are biased DPR.

Thanks!

Carl

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Hi Carl:

I recall visiting your site back in the day. Welcome back! Yes, would be nice if A-mount lived on. For me, I'd love to have an A88, a lower priced full-frame A-mount camera that lets me use all of my old A-mount lens at their native focal length. I only get to do that with film. I could get an A7 variant plus adapter, but that seems way too complicated.

Nowadays, I shoot mostly E-mount because, yes, I like the small form factor and very good quality. I fire up my A77ii when I shoot sports/action because I prefer the ergonomics of a bigger body.

If I had to get a new camera body now, I'd probably opt for an A6400.

I hope you keep posting here. We'll have to meet up since I'm here in SoCal too and am down in "The OC" from time to time.
NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Dynax 505si super | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: @ArtWong128
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Thanks for the welcome! :)

A88- good idea!

Nice on the A77II, I just got that and a load of other stuff to do a review on here. I'm curious about the E-Mount A7 II or A7 III.

I intend on posting here, that'd be cool to meet up for sure!

Ttys, Carl
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