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Old Aug 30, 2010, 2:24 PM   #11
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Yeah, well.

Three years on and the cheapest FF body prices:
Sony A850 @ around $2,000.
Sony A900 @ around $2,700.
Canon 5D2 @ around $2,500.
Nikon D700 @ around $2,400.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 3:36 PM   #12
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Things haven't really changed very much in that department. Have they?
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 4:23 PM   #13
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nope, just that sony is about to bail of FF. So you will have less FF options.
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.. just that sony is about to bail of FF. ...
That's extreeeeeemely unlikely. Sony is still making FF image sensors for their own professional video cameras. Why would they stop making FF image sensors for their dSLR product line? Fashion photograpbhers are all over the A900/A850 because they like using all that Zeiss AF glass that no one else has.
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Thanks a lot, TCav-

I agree completely. Sony is definitely not about to get out of FF.

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sony is breaking with CZ, as the G will be their high end lens. And it has been posted in couple of sony asian site the a900 is discontinued. Think sony know the the nex is the route to market shear for them. But time will tell.
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sony is breaking with CZ, as the G will be their high end lens. ...
Sony is still using Zeiss lenses in their professional video cameras. Sony and Zeiss have been buddies for decades, and they both like it that way.

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... And it has been posted in couple of sony asian site the a900 is discontinued. ...
So keep your eyes and ears open for new products at Photokina 2010. I really hope that their seeming fixation with the Pellicle Mirror doesn't extend any further. There are already rumors that the long overdue A700 replacement is the A77, an 18MP version of the A55. Please, God, let that be wrong!
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nope that would make sense with the sony business model with these camera.
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Another thing to consider is that Sony just announced the new Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM. Doesn't that seem to indicate that Sony not only intends to continue to support 'Full Frame' dSLRs, but also that it intends to continue its relationship with Zeiss?
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It may be good if sony is discontinuing the a900 and getting a replacement for it. That would be good news for the FF market. More competition is always good.
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