A mount dead

Muttleyflying

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Such a shame Sony seems to if killed off the A mount but they left us with a great camera as a finale, the A99ii.
Thoughts please
 

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There is some superb Minolta glass out there too play with too.

Yeah, there are Minolta lens' from the 80's still floating around out there.

My main cameras are a pair of A-200's so I have a LOT of A-mount stuff to go through!
 

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I still have my Minolta 700si with lenses and flash i cant wait for the LA-EA5 so i can use them on my a7iii
 
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I’m just back to try my luck again after a ~3 year hiatus. Was disappointed with my a300 and decided to buy an a77 that I happened upon and am now on the hunt for some more Minolta glass to add to the bag.
I can’t see myself going to e mount for some time. A99ii maybe if I see an outstanding deal but for now I’m absolutely loving the 77.

Does anyone think it’s foolish of me to keep investing in an obsolete system?
 

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I’m just back to try my luck again after a ~3 year hiatus. Was disappointed with my a300 and decided to buy an a77 that I happened upon and am now on the hunt for some more Minolta glass to add to the bag.
I can’t see myself going to e mount for some time. A99ii maybe if I see an outstanding deal but for now I’m absolutely loving the 77.

Does anyone think it’s foolish of me to keep investing in an obsolete system?
Well I am someone who had a Nikon D70 for 15 years till the sensor started going bad. My choice was be without a camera and try and get this fixed or buy new. I had no idea the advancements that had been made. I will not go back but might find out how much to fix the Nikon, just to play around with it. Just a perspective on obsolete systems.
 

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Well I am someone who had a Nikon D70 for 15 years till the sensor started going bad. My choice was be without a camera and try and get this fixed or buy new. I had no idea the advancements that had been made. I will not go back but might find out how much to fix the Nikon, just to play around with it. Just a perspective on obsolete systems.

I guess it really all depends on each individual. I forgot I’m amongst professionals and serious hobbyists. I guess my budget is directly correlated to my experience which is one reason I’m sticking to A mount.

If I made my living on photography, I’m sure I’d think much differently.
 
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If you love it, keep shooting with it! The more people move to E-mount, the more used gear will be available to you.

Speaking of, I have a Minolta 300mm prime f2.8 that I may be looking to sell at some point in the next year or so. It's the very last version they made, so it has full AF functionality with modern bodies -- FAB lens and kind of hard to find. I have used it with my A77 and A55 for several years, but am slowly converting to E as I upgrade.
 

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I loved my A77 and A99II but having exchanged them both for the A7R3 I have to admit my new mistress is very beguiling (y)
 

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I have the a99ii and its an awesome camera , I use it with sony 300 mm 2.8 and minolta 400 mm 4.5 and sigma 500 mm 4.5 and many more primes, and 70-400 mm g2 I also use the a7iii and just this week the la-e5 adaptor seems good with the 300mm 2.8 but early days, only having 60 mins use so far, I think the a99ii will be with me until it quits.
 

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