It looks like it is a straight up Zeiss VF and those have always been expensive. The 21mm VF was half the price of the lens!That $450 for the OVF strikes me as a bit gauche. But I guess if you get the whole she-bang, it only accounts for around %10 of the cost for the whole enchilada.
Its not engineered obsolescence. It's continuous innovation. The only way a product cannot become obsolete is if the company that made it never releases a better model. Unlike many companies, Sony is a truly innovative company. It's not like the product you have will stop working the second they introduce a better one. Given the choice between stagnation and innovation, I choose innovation.I've felt a sort of eventual buyers remorse over more things Sony than I can remember, I feel no real brand loyalty in spite of the fact that they produce some of the most innovative products in the world. It's engineered obsolescence. It's what Sony seems to do best.
Cameras are tech now. What's a 2 year old laptop worth? The days of film cameras not changing for decades are over. You could grab a '60s SLR and fundamentally, it took just as good pictures as a '80s SLR. With tech, that will never be true. I think of it as an opportunity. When the new model comes out the older one plummets in price. I'll sweep in then and pick it up.That's a lot of money to spend on a Sony. What do you think it will be worth in 24 months after they've upped the pixel count and added a faster lens?
24mm are enough pixels in order to crop. Just simulate a DX-mode by cropping, such that you end up with 12 MP images, you will have an image a normal lens would deliver on an APS-C sensor with 12 MP. That's still enough for large prints.im shocked they didnt have adapters for making it a 24 or 28, and a 50 at launch
That works for getting to a 50mm simulation, but it's tough to go wider by cropping!24mm are enough pixels in order to crop. Just simulate a DX-mode by cropping, such that you end up with 12 MP images, you will have an image a normal lens would deliver on an APS-C sensor with 12 MP. That's still enough for large prints.