What Should Sony Still Add to the E-Mount System?

After yesterday’s post I thought I’d add a short follow-up addressing the gaps in the e-mount system that I personally care about.  This isn’t a definitive list and feel free to add your two cents.

First off, I think the biggest gap from a professional perspective are the holes in the lens catalog.  These are the telephoto lenses.  A 600mm f\4 is probably the biggest hole.  After that I guess the telephoto zooms like a 200 – 600 f\4.5 – 5.6 would be good.  After that a very bright high-quality art lens like a 50mm f\1.2 would be a nice to have.  And finally, just to stop hearing me talk about it give us a 200mm f2.8 macro.  There I said it.

Now as a Minolta and Sony A-mount owner I would like a version of the LA-EA adapters that allows screw drive lens to be used without a translucent mirror involved.  Come on Sony, do the right thing.

A built-in intervalometer function would be nice.

And finally, most important, Sony you need to completely water seal your professional level cameras.  This will ensure that professional photographers will feel safe investing tens of thousands of dollars in your system.

So that’s my short critique of the Sony e-mount ecosystem.  Other than the long lenses and the water-sealing they are very minor items.  But based on my incredible media clout I expect Sony to acknowledge this order and act on it almost immediately.

So let it be written, so shall it be done.

4 thoughts on “What Should Sony Still Add to the E-Mount System?

  • September 28, 2018 at 6:57 am
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    “And finally, most important, Sony you need to completely water seal your cameras.” There are bunch of gradations there. Sort of like some watches I have: there is water resistant as in my Seiko, no problems with rain, splashes or waterguns. Or like my Rolex Submariner: 1000 feet deep. And then there are cost penalties in increasing resistance in terms of money and weight involved.

    What level of water proofing would you think appropriate?

    • September 28, 2018 at 7:15 am
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      You brought up a good point so I amended my post to “completely water seal your professional level cameras.” The A9 should be as water proof as the Canaon and Nikon equivalents.

  • September 28, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    That would imply seal against rain and splashes but not immersion.

    I used to do a lot of scuba in the late 70’s and 80’s. Nikonos was the thing at the time.

    • September 28, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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      Sure, they don’t have to exceed what the competition provides as long as they match it but they can if there is some real advantage to it.

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