IF SONY dropped the Mirror in A-mount. Sony could easily create a Stainless Steal Screw IN Mount that could allow A-Mount users to shoot FE E-Mount lens? My thing is I would like to be able to Auto Focus on both system with both lens like it was Native. Sony Native. That to me, is a Powerful WOW ! ... Now, you could use smaller f4 Trinity FE or f2.8 Trinity (larger) A-Mount on BOTH Systems
A-Mount without the Mirror / SLT there is now space for a Mount to drop into the body for the right Register. So, the BASE stainless steel Mount is actually Wider. and the Adapter would then screw IN. With A-Mount there seems to be Space for that. Weight less a factor. It's the ON SENSOR AF PDAF/CDAF that needs to be done without Penalty. ALL SONY Of Course
Hi, I am an astrophotographer: the a7s could be a winner in this sector and sony could sell a lot of a7s for astrophotography and could become competitive with Canon.
Unfortunately there are some incomprehensible limitations that can be easily removed:
Add bulb mode (without hot pixel suppression algorithm) with start/stop exposure for 3rd party software support (APT Tool is used by a lot of people and the author try to contact sony for improve Sony cameras in his software... But Sony seems to be not interested...Why?!?!)
add live-view to pc (USB) for 3rd party software support (APT Tool is used by a lot of people and the author try to contact sony for improve Sony cameras in his software... But Sony seems to be not interested...Why?!?!)
Allow to use uncompressed RAW file (in new A7s II you can select compressed or uncompressed Raw. Maybe can be done also for a7s with firmware update?)
Sony A7s topic in APT forum has +800 views and there are a lot of people that ask these simply changes....
I can't understand why Sony in not interested ... Sony A7s could be a killer in this sector.... This policy is incomprehensible.
Good day Sony, first the six moth cycle is a killer for your company. why because you wanna force to change a phone they just got and which they haven't used for a while. those who got the Z are gonna get the Z2 next and those who got the Z1 are gonna go for the Z3 next. i just want you to understand the mind of users before taking some certain actions. And in between this you have the Z2 Ultra coming in so what choice of flagship are you given your users and lets not forget those who don't like the large screens (Z1 Compact soon to be replaced by the Z3 Compact). The way you release your Tablets should be the way the Zseries, Z Compact series and Zultra series should be released. Give it a year before the next one comes else you might end up with a warehouse filled with unwanted phones and now you gotta get rid of em by cutting its price. The Z1 completely killed the Z in the market and the Z2 has murdered the Z1 not that this is a bad thing but its the timing and what makes the Z relevant now is its price to the Z1 and likewise the Z1 to the Z2. The flagship phone must be clearly defined as unique and not something Sony plays around with every six months. (sorry for that statement)
The mind of a typical user user: i want a new phone user: i know sony verry well user: if i buy the Z1, theres gonna be another coming in february that will make ma phone obsolete user: hmmmm what should i do? user: yes, i can wait for the next one user: but if i wait then another will replace it in October(and lets not forget that the Z2 didn't start to sell till April and most users just got it late June or early July, so is the user suppose to change his phone in 4 months?) user: i know samsungs chart flagship S in february and Flagship Note in October user: i don't like the Note series so ill but the Samsung S5 and then wait till next year to get the S6 user: problem solved you need to understand the users before taking actions, this is something i hear everyday about people who refuse to buy Sony
My suggestion the flagship comes at MWC in february with its tablet followed by the the compact in July and then at IFA we can welcome the Ultra series this way for a year we have the Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z2 Compact and Z2 Ultra and then make preparations on what the next years entry upgrade on what these devices should be. and also the 3 standard colors should be expanded. For all things Z and Z ultra try adding Red, Blue and Green, Purple with Black and White and i bet you that it will look amazing with that glass and if there's a way for the color to flow to the front glass panel it will look good Then the Compact you can add yellow and oink to those six color above Then others can just be Black and White or with red or mint
Things to address The Z2 is amazing (i have one) but the flaps should have been a single one for the Sim slot and SD card slot and then a single one for the USB charging port and i see no reason why the USB charging port cant be left open you have already proven that you can do this on one of your accessories. i mean Samsung came from behind to copy one of your key features and did a good job you have to win that crown back The speakers are amazing and can be louder and clearer The microphone is not so good The Camera can have better low light performance and also i dont know theres a true tone flash missing on such a phone Also having 32GB of internal memory is not bad And theres still that missing IR Blaster on your flagship phones Its not about the number of specifications but about the right specifications. Nothing on the Z2 is unnecessary but its also not new you have to be innovative and at the same time not compromise your principles and go all gamikey. Give users what they need
What i really dont understand The T2 Ultra, E1 and M2 are amazing ideas (should have been called T1 Ultra and M1 to follow a consistent naming scheme) but then why a T3 and why a Z2a and also why a C3 that just mimics the M2 apart from that front camera instead of a C1 that will serve as an upgrade to the C
I'm working on building some DJ hardware and think I found a new use for your MiniDisc technology which could bring it back.
I'm using an Atmel MCU to control a MiniDisc deck I have here, using it for data storage through analog audio.
It could be useful for storing live mixes, and program data needed to operae the board I'm building.
Since it records in stereo, I can put two data tracks on it per sample, and I'm thinking about using AM amplitude modulation for Mono mode which would have a predetermined baud rate equal to the sample rate.
Here's a schematic of the panel, but I put pin headers on my board to plug into another board from Atmel:
I write this idea here, as Sony is used to be the most innovative company in cameras nowadays.
New cameras has touch screens. They also has wifi, etc. It would be really easy to make their displays to be detachable, and let communicate with the camera frame over wifi or blutooth. Display can contain few buttons, or rotation wheels on its sides for faster aperture/time settings. From there basicaly there would be small need to maintain mobile applications for multiple platforms, etc. I think it would add lot of flexibility, and remoting possibilities.
If we imagine a display in fixed position in the camera, with few contacs for the communication when camera and display are attachedet, it will consume little place (no need for rotating, flipping parts. The display can be slided out. then handheld, or have a flexible mount for it. (like this http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v1/286926901/gps_car_mount_with_flexible_arm.jpg) (the other end of the mount could be screwed into the common tripod mount. (on the other side it could have another tropod mount, this way still we can put the camera and the display on the flexible arm on a tripod.