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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2020 at 00:49
Originally posted by GreenHighlander GreenHighlander wrote:



All the "death of A-Mount" talk over the past few years led me to not really invest in anything, certainly not new (so, a self-fulfilling prophecy). Instead, I adopted a new maxim:

!! Love the gear you've got, use the gear you've got !!

And that's what I plan to do with A-Mount.


For me, the biggest factor was the withdrawal by Sony of the A-mount in the NZ market. There were no more a77ii or a99ii available new for sale. There were no more new Sony lenses.

And the E-mount cameras and lenses just kept getting better. So this, and the withdrawal of the A-mount, sped up my move (which will still take a bit longer to play out) to the E-mount.

I do sell big prints. The last one was 6 feet across. So the resolution of the camera and image quality of the lenses all matters.

But like you, I am planning on using my A-mount gear and enjoying it still. The a77ii is a nice camera. The Sony G 70-200 or STF lens are enjoyable to use. Not everything needs to be shot with a 6 foot wide print in mind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2020 at 08:02
Iím not sure, but I might have started divesting my A-mount. A couple of months ago I sold my 70-400G through FB at what was a favourable price to both of us - below the recent sold prices on eBay, but more than I paid for it, and it was without any selling fees.

That was an easy decision as I have the FE 200-600G for my long lens needs, or the E 70-350G when Iím with my white lens hating wife.

Due to an injury, and now the pandemic I havenít taken my A99ii outside since last year. I wonít be selling it while it still has value (and I guess I wonít sell it when itís without value) because there are still times when A-mount gaves me my best options - or rather, I hope one day there will again be times when I can use it. As for its lenses, I reckon I should sell some of them, and accept that itíll be a buyersí market.

Is it weird that when I overcome inertia, Iíll be more likely to sell the Sony lenses (i.e., the 16-35Z, 24-70Z, 70-200G & 70-300G) and keep the technically inferior older lenses?

A99ii + 16-35Z | 24-70Z | 24-105 | 70-200G | 100-300 | 70-300G
20 | 28 | 50 | 100M | 135Z | 135 | 300 | 500
A6600 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G | 70-350G | 200-600G
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2020 at 09:32
Originally posted by adhox adhox wrote:

Is it weird that when I overcome inertia, Iíll be more likely to sell the Sony lenses (i.e., the 16-35Z, 24-70Z, 70-200G & 70-300G) and keep the technically inferior older lenses?
No, I do not think so. As you move to E-mount your relation with A-mount moves from your main system to a fun system. Therefore you're more concerned about your experience and emotions. Classic lenses give you that - including some nostalgia.

But be aware. Sony adaptors work better with Sony lenses as Sony restricts options with non-Sony lenses. Apart from that - enjoy your classics
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2020 at 05:35
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by adhox adhox wrote:

Is it weird that when I overcome inertia, Iíll be more likely to sell the Sony lenses (i.e., the 16-35Z, 24-70Z, 70-200G & 70-300G) and keep the technically inferior older lenses?
No, I do not think so. As you move to E-mount your relation with A-mount moves from your main system to a fun system. Therefore you're more concerned about your experience and emotions. Classic lenses give you that - including some nostalgia.

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Indeed, my older lenses evoke all kinds of wonderful memories. The kids growing up, their sports events, their concerts. My parents and other family. Family holidays. Friends. Trips overseas.
a77ii- and some Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses.
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21mm, Loxia 35mm Loxia 50mm, Loxia 85mm, Voightlander 110mm Macro, Sony 24-105mm, Sigma 100-400mm.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 10:34
Anyway, I put up some of my A-mount gear in the exclusive sales section for those looking for some stuff. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 21:47
Iíll never understand comments like, ďsooner or later I will have to switch to E.Ē Thats hogwash. Your A equipment will die? When it does you canít replace it with identical on the used market?    Your A no longer takes wonderful photos? This stuff is in your imagination. How could anyone that is heavily invested in A not be satisfied with the A99ii? Iíll never be infected with the herd mentality.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 22:34
Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

Iíll never understand comments like, ďsooner or later I will have to switch to E.Ē Thats hogwash.

Of course it is hogwash. It doesnít have to be Sony, Canon or Nikon could also be considered
Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

Your A equipment will die? When it does you canít replace it with identical on the used market?    

Currently there are two Sony a-mount cameras for sale on the largest second hand site in Denmark: one a900 and one a99, so no, it might not be a viable option.
Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

Your A no longer takes wonderful photos?

Dead cameras tend not to take photos.

Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

This stuff is in your imagination. How could anyone that is heavily invested in A not be satisfied with the A99ii?

Technology marches on. How could anyone heavily invested in a-mount not be satisfied with the a100?

Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

Iíll never be infected with the herd mentality.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 23:37
ďTechnology marches on. How could anyone heavily invested in a-mount not be satisfied with the a100?Ē

That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. So little sense that I shouldnít even bother with a response. Comparing the E mount bodies to the A99ii is more or less apples to apples. Comparing E mount to the A100 is apples to oranges. So is comparing the A99ii with the A100. The ďadvantagesĒ of E mount over the A99ii are not compelling for me personally, and my point is that anyone with a huge A mount lens collection (like me) can continue taking awesome photos natively for decades to come. And I also donít place credence with your reasoning of low availability in certain countries. Plenty of A-mount cameras new and used available to ship worldwide From many sources.

Moo. Yup that about sums it up. The only thing you said that I agree with
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 23:46
macronut, I don't personally need what E-mount offers either. If there's any augmenting or replacing of my gear to be done going forward, I'm most likely to draw on eBay for it. So let's be happy when we see others selling their A-mount bodies or other stuff, and congratulate them. That's how the second-hand inventory will be maintained.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 23:50
The A99ii paired with any number of stellar optics leaves little to be desired, especially for the hobbyist. I can understand an up and coming pro going E mount. I am speaking about those people that have thousands invested in A mount. I donít see the logic in selling glass at a loss just to switch. Maybe the new adapter makes it logical to buy an E mount body. The jury is still deliberating on that.

Minolta G lenses, Zeiss 135 1.8, and several Sony branded lenses are no less desirable now than they were before the E mount craze. Slap them on the A99ii and youíve got a potent photography tool, with many of the modern features a serious photog wants. If an A99ii owner goes E at a significant loss, I chalk that up to ďkeeping up with the JonesesĒ more often than not. I compare that to cell phones. Itís like dumping your iPhone 11 a few months from now when the 12 is released. Some people just canít stand to not be on the cutting edge.   Meanwhile they live paycheck to paycheck and need government handouts When they lose their job.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 23:58
I agree Syber, amidst the ďA-mount is deadĒ doom and gloom, thereís never been a better time to buy in, financially speaking. When I jumped in (2008) the beercan was $150.   Now itís easily found for under $50. Uh oh... did I just mention a consumer grade lens from the 1980ís in this thread? Iíd better run for cover or put up my dukes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2020 at 00:07
Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

Some people just canít stand to not be on the cutting edge.

Its their choice and its also one of the reasons that keep pushing products Evolution. Its not a bad thing, its just something some of us don't have the need. The other part is that they feed the second hand market with great oportunities.
Its a Win Win case.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2020 at 01:50
Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

I agree Syber, amidst the ďA-mount is deadĒ doom and gloom, thereís never been a better time to buy in, financially speaking. When I jumped in (2008) the beercan was $150.   Now itís easily found for under $50. Uh oh... did I just mention a consumer grade lens from the 1980ís in this thread? Iíd better run for cover or put up my dukes.


The Beercan was never a good lens. I hope you're not suggesting that E-Mount camera enthusiasts, who's cameras have cost thousands, have been clamoring for an adapter to have a stable of mediocre lenses to covet...wouldn't it have been easier just to keep their A-Mount camers?   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2020 at 01:58
I disagree that it was never good. The sheer number produced is evidence enough, not to mention the high praise. It was never a professional lens, would be more accurate.

And of course Iím not suggesting That. I think my point was explained pretty clearly.
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