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Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« on: August 02, 2016, 06:27:40 PM »
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-sony-a99-successor-announced-soon-42mp-499-af-points-4k/

If released to spec, this thing will be VERY expensive... but worth the price.

I personally can't wait........
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 10:23:11 PM »
$4000 US? Just a guess, but it will probably be around that or more?
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 04:37:07 AM »
Thanks Cholly.
I have made my decision, I am keeping the A99 for home studio, landscape and (not walking too far) outings.
Waiting for an A6300 with SEL18200LE to come in.  Same specs as my wife now has.  This will be my street (and carry all day) camera.  One lens, no tripod, monopod or other stuff to carry.  Just requires a decision before going out- which set-up....john
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 07:05:22 AM »
 Given the amount of time they have taken to replace the A99 and the number of customers they have converted to E mount i'm not so sure it will be a sales success unless it really is an amazing camera. I for one am unlikely to go back to A-mount unless it offers something incredible i'm not getting right now. Apart from the issue with using slot in filters at wide angles and poor battery life i'm more than happy enough with my a7ii and a7rii for my landscape stuff and the odd bit of portrait, wedding etc.

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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 01:43:23 PM »
I have to agree with Chris - the long wait for new a-mount models has seen significant numbers switch to E mount (or other systems), which will hurt sales of any new A-Mount cameras.

Pricing will be key here - it needs to be cheap enough that sufficient people will buy it, but too cheap they won't make enough money per unit, to expensive and they wont sell enough.

Of course, it's still just rumours, but lets hope there's some truth to them this time!
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 09:43:16 AM »
More news... I mean; rumors... about the A99 replacement:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/big-rumor-roundup-sony-a9-sony-a99ii-zeiss-lenses-sony-stf/

Can't come too soon for me folks. ( ;-) )
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 03:21:05 AM »
Sony Melbourne rang me yesterday to tell me that my (second) a6300 had come in and I could collect when convenient.
Whist chatting to the rep he told me that they were selling A99's at a good price and speculating that they were helping other markets to clear stock.
The replacement is due out soon but is not being released in Australia...  john
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 02:23:19 PM »
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 11:55:07 PM »
A mount is not supported in NZ anymore so won't be coming here.
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2016, 04:06:28 AM »
:sad: :sad:
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2016, 04:42:42 PM »
Forgive my duplicate post.

Launching November, apparently 42.4mp, full frame (?) C$3200.

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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 11:23:09 PM »
so its all true - they A99II is out and about - hard to tell Sony's thoughts here though- so much speculation over the last few years that the A mount was a dead fish, and as you say a lot have switched to the e mounts - so why would Sony put so much money into a new A mount unless they were looking to continue with more development.  I'm not complaining - still an A mount user here (cant afford to change even if i wanted to),  really impressed with the specs on the A99II and have itchy fingers and racking brain as to how i can get one (money doesn't grow on trees) - They are listed now on the Sony NZ site as "coming soon". Was told by a camera shop that they are expecting release here in NZ late January early August, and price not finalised but expected to be around NZ$5000. May have to sell off some gear to try and fund it, don't think that the next ten years worth of birthday and Christmas presents will work with the wife for the buy now (tried that before!!) hey you never know - if any one out there is feeling really generous !!!!!!! :-)
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 12:16:35 AM »
I think Sony introduced the E mount as they thought it would attract more professionals from Canikon, they did claim that they would capture the lead within a few years of taking over Minolta. They failed to attract enough pros with the A mount, possibly due to the EVF. The E mount has had considerable success, but not quite as good as Sony had expected. So now Sony are trying a new strategy, bring back the A mount complete with all the new innovations from the E mount, keep the E mount and in that way get enough followers to justify staying in the business.

I wouldn't hold my breath for the next couple of years, if you know what I mean. There is no doubt that Sony is the most innovative of the companies making cameras, but Pro. photographers are the most stubborn and resistant to change people on the planet. They have had optical view finders from Canon and Nikon for decades and do not think they like the Electronic view finders, even though they are demonstratively superior. Perhaps Sony should stop selling sensors to Nikon and the others and Nikon would suddenly find that EVF is the way to go. Canon and the others may then follow suit or perish. Alternately Sony may just call it quits.
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2016, 03:46:52 AM »
4 years between the A99 and A99II.

4 years between the A900 and the A99.

Sony has released at LEAST one A Mount camera per year since the A100.

There were 4 LONG years between the 5DIII and 5DIV... yet no one thought the 5D was dead.

Sony has updated several of it's CZ and G lenses in the A mount range.

Sony SAID they were continuing development of the A mount.

Sony says the A mount will continue. I have no reason to doubt them.
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Re: Rumors about the New A99 replacement....
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2016, 04:58:58 AM »
I am happy that I own Minolta Sony G & CZ lens for two reason.

-I keep using them with A mount and will keep using them with the body I have at least 10 years

-I can use them on my A7II and future mirroless with great results. But mirroles for me is bought for portability and use of my old Minolta MD lens.

I have the a99II now two weeks and I didn't post any picture until now.
The reason is when I post you will be able to see advantages of AF system of this camera.

I am waiting for sports events or good day with birds. The quality of pictures and AF acutance and flexibility is like no other.

This weekend I will try again for birds since we will have sunshine all over Cyprus



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