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Konica Minolta Sony News

by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 21, 2006 12:23 AM PDT
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Sony announcement
by Alan Copeland / April 22, 2006 12:11 AM PDT

Earlier in the month, Herbert Keppler from Pop Photo asked them point blank if they were going to use the KM hot shoe and got no answer, yet they say in the announcement that KM owners will be able to use their lenses and accessories with the new DSLRs. Hopefully this will include the flash units. It would make good sense to use as much of the tehcnology that they paid for as possible.

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I'm not sure that would make a lot of sense to Sony. They
by Kiddpeat / April 22, 2006 2:35 AM PDT
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usually want to set up a situation where customers must buy things from them, and where customers cannot keep using old equipment for extended periods. They are probably far more interested in new customers who buy a lot than in old customers with old equipment.

Things like flash units are more profitable than the camera itself.

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Hot Shoe
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 22, 2006 7:10 AM PDT
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The Konica Minolta DSLR flash system is probably one of the most versatile.

The settings build into the camera take a good bit of time to master.

Sony will have a real challenge to duplicate it.

They may opt for something simpler (I hope not).

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