Is this a good time to invest in Konica-Minolta/Sony a?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Steve, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Steve

    Alan Browne Guest

    Steve Wolfe wrote:

    Minolta pro lenses are every bit as good and in some cases better than
    their Canon/Nikon counterparts. Very few people (whether Canon, Nikon,
    or others) ever get into the big glass.

    I certainly have nothing against Nikon or Canon, but the argument above
    is just a puff of air except for a tiny minority of shooters.
    Alan Browne, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. Steve

    Alan Browne Guest

    Steve wrote:

    Sure. But compare to the other offerings as well.

    I'm personally not impressed with the A100 as it doesn't meet my needs
    (other than the 10 Mpix). But it will use my _great_ Minolta lenses so
    I do hope that Sony come out with a "next level" (or even the next one
    up). Sony also have a good realtionship with Carl Zeiss and have
    announced three CZ lenses for the A-mount. Two of these are mouth
    watering focal lengths (85 and 135) at fast apertures and the other is a
    5:1 ratio variable aperture zoom (disappointment).

    At least the first two will be something to make the Nikon/Canon crowd
    blush! (Then again, CZ are making some lenses for some Nikons so just
    the Canonites will be drooling...)

    Alan Browne, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Steve

    Steve Wolfe Guest

    Overall, Canon or Nikon will give you over twice the lens options, more
    If you had bothered to read the rest of the message in question, you would
    have found that it made more or less the same argument - I said that most
    people wouldn't need the extensive lineup of accessories, and pointed out
    areas in which the Alpha would actually be better for them. Did you fail to
    read the entire message, or just feel like being contrary?

    Steve Wolfe, Jun 22, 2006
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    Ruman Guest

    I think the OP was more interested to go for 7D, rather than A100
    Ruman, Jun 22, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Whatever. If he buys that, he'll therafter drool for the A100 and
    Alan Browne, Jun 23, 2006
  6. Steve

    Alan Browne Guest

    I read the first para and replied, period, as it sounded like the usual
    retread argument.

    Alan Browne, Jun 23, 2006
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    Ruman Guest

    Isn't that the same with *every* equipment we buy? I remember, @the they have coined a term for this - "NAS", which stands
    for Nikon Acquisition Syndrom.
    Ruman, Jun 24, 2006
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