It’s the End for Sony A-Mount Lenses

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This headline seems to be more common than not lately, but it looks like another line of popular products is biting the dust.

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Photo by Alejandro Luengo

“Popular” we write though perhaps not in the sense of sales or market viability as the Sony A-Mount lenses are the latest camera product to go away in 2022.

But, for anyone paying attention, this isn’t really a surprise. That’s because Sony discontinued the A-Mount DSLRs last year.

How did we find out about this? PetaPixel is citing reports from Japanese websites that conducted thorough research into the matter: They looked at Sony’s website for A-Mount lenses and noted that most were discontinued or out of stock. This was pretty much the same evidence used as the nucleus for multiple reports a year ago that the camera itself was canceled; ultimately, such conjectures proved accurate.

PetaPixel reached out to Sony for a comment but has yet to hear back from them.

Hopefully, this isn’t the beginning of a larger trend for 2022 which has already seen Nikon cut the D500. If you missed that news, you can catch up on it here at this link.

While cancellations are terrible, there’s probably nothing as frustrating as delays in getting new products but many of the major camera manufacturers are struggling with just that issue. From shortages to general supply-chain constraints, 2020-2021 were really challenging for camera manufacturers. If things don’t improve, we predict more product cancellations in the future as company’s hone in on what sells (and makes them money, of course).

Let us know your thoughts on the plight of the A-Mount lenses in the comments below if you like.

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[PetaPixel]

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