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As I have been using C-mount and Exakta mount lenses from the 1930's (and many other mounts invented more recently) all I can say is that mounts never die as long as there are adaptors (improvised or otherwise). Hail A-mount (and all others as long I can get them working on my A7xy).
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As I was using Miranda cameras from the 1960's regularly until around ten years ago, and the little Rollei 35 as well (and Zeiss folding cameras through the 1960s and 70s), I can honestly say that the availability of new parts has never been the slightest concern to me.
So I find this continual navel-staring argument about whether a mount (yes, lower-case a, as in 'any' ) is actually dead or not to be about as rewarding as the ones about exactly when modern art became entirely worthless.
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

So I find this continual navel-staring argument about whether a mount (yes, lower-case a, as in 'any' ) is actually dead or not to be about as rewarding as the ones about exactly when modern art became entirely worthless.
+1, great analogy Anthony
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from the beginning Sony toke over Minolta they say Amount is dead A mount is still around if there will be not a new Amount camera i think my A99 mark2 will work so is my a900 and the Minolta 7d.they all still work when the a99 works as long as the 7d i am so old that i can fully relay on the anti shake.

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I took apart on non-functioning 50/1.7 and put the mount in a vise. After applying pressure, I am pretty sure it's dead. The rest of my lenses and bodies still work. Do I need to kill them all, or is it OK to keep using them until I decide otherwise?

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