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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2019 at 10:23
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

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Regarding the adapter: I saw on Sony Alpha Rumors a Lensvid interview with Sony. According to Lensvid making a new version of the Sony LA-EA4 adaptor (with an A99 AF system) might be possible in theory but probably too complex and expensive to develop. I did not view the video, but according to SAR "New A to E-mount adapter development is not planned"


That is the adapter we don't need - what is needed is an adapter that allows the camera to do the focusing. No mirror, just a motor that responds to the camera as the motor in a modern lens does.
 



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Canon just announced an M200 which is like the A5x00.

The A6x00 series looks rather entry-level to me.

I just checked if the 16-50PZ was in a kit with the A6600: no. The 18-135 OSS is the only kit option. The A6500 was available in a kit with the 16-50PZ. No 16-55G kits.

Sony is advertising the 70-350 G OSS on the front page of Sony.com ("Discover Super Zoom").

A-mount bodies are at the bottom of the Featured camera list with the A99II listed after the A5100.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2019 at 12:31
Originally posted by artuk artuk wrote:

In my opinion, the entry level camera market is dead - and it's a problem partly caused by manufacturers who have simply failed to make anything compelling as an alternative to smartphones thats easy to use, and makes it easy to edit and share.

I don't think the entry-level camera market is dead, but the NEW camera entry-level market might be. There are so many amazing new cameras coming out that there's a huge amount of churn, and those of us who often/usually/always buy s/h are spoilt for choice.
But I see a lot of young people (I mean those less than half my age ) shooting with old cameras. I even see a fair number of young people with early SLRs and pre-SLR film cameras.
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2019 at 13:24
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

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Regarding the adapter: I saw on Sony Alpha Rumors a Lensvid interview with Sony. According to Lensvid making a new version of the Sony LA-EA4 adaptor (with an A99 AF system) might be possible in theory but probably too complex and expensive to develop. I did not view the video, but according to SAR "New A to E-mount adapter development is not planned"


That is the adapter we don't need - what is needed is an adapter that allows the camera to do the focusing. No mirror, just a motor that responds to the camera as the motor in a modern lens does.
I think such an adaptor is possible but Sony is reluctant to do this because it won't focus as well as an SLR or DSLT. Even SSM lenses'AF is not as good on my A6400 as they are on my A99m2. At the same time, the on sensor PDAF is good enough by now to drive a screw driven lens - but maybe Sony should limit it just to the centre part of the sensor to ensure decent performance.

Re. entry level cameras: the M200 is interesting. I think there is room for an A5x00 camera, an A6100 without EVF, slightly smaller and slightly cheaper. Add better connectivity and it is a possible winner.

Edited by addy landzaat - 25 September 2019 at 15:19
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Post Options Post Options   Quote artuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2019 at 16:10
If you look at sales and market data, it's very obvious the bottom end of the ILC market is falling off the same cliff that killed off cheap compact cameras.

And in fairness the same can be said for the Nikon Z and EOS M FF systems, which sell so few as to effcetively not sell at all officially.

Why the EOSM APSC appeals to consumers I'm not really sure - except the reassuring name on the front that appeals to the herd.

But in fairness, all those breathless articles about it being the top selling ILC are mostly based on Japan only sales data - which isn't indicative of world sales.
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