And another thread heads into the sky is falling, A-mount is dead abyss. I really have to believe that there is a small, vocal minority of former Minoltians that really want Sony to fail. The introduction of a new A-mount lens is an indication that the mount is dead? Really? Because they introduce something other than A-mount they are "slapping around long time customers"? And this non-NEX is not like a NEX?
Anyway... These look like excellent additions to the Sony line with a lot of potential sales. I can imagine the Canon EF owners drooling over a 36Mp sensor with no AA filter that they can AF with their current lenses. Or the Nikon guy that can lug around his D800E or drop the A7r in a small bag and go. For me, an A-mount owner, this is another step in the right direction toward a DSLR-like mirrorless (with IBIS) E-mount plus adapter that will take all of my A-mount lenses plus the E-mount lenses. Win, win!