« on: October 23, 2014, 11:43:28 PM »
Substitute Sony with Canon in that search
Also some rotational play is completely normal, happens with all my Canon lenses on my Canon bodies.
Actually, I did that. There are questions about rotational play which have nothing to do with strength of a lens mount. Its a tolerance build up on the lens side of the mount, and has nothing to do with the mount on the camera body.
Rotational play is not the same issue as a plastic lens mount that is deflecting. There are no companies that produce replacement mounts for the 100 million or so Canon lenses out there, because they don't need them. Sure, the mounts do get replaced, but its very infrequent.
Yeah well this is the internet, full of problems blown completely out of proportion and in this case there is a company making money by blowing it out of proportion.
Roger Cicala from lensrentals participate on this thread about this on DPR forums if you are interested in some sensible information about it:
The company selling replacements and making money did not blow it out of proportion, they responded to user demand. If users do not have a problem, they won't buy one, so they are taking a risk. The problem came first, then the third party fix. Sony is well known for their refusal to respond to buyer issues. That is something they need to respond to before most Professional Photographers will take them seriously.
How do you know? Did you read Roger's posts, specifically what he had to say about Photodiox's video? No offence, but I think I'll trust Lensrentals experiences with renting out "dozens and dozens" of A7 cameras over what I read from that company.
Roger was responding to the posts about loosening the mount screws to simulate the issue. He said that loosening the screws will always cause it to happen and I agree.
I believe that my assessment which says that users who do not have a problem will not buy one is correct, Roger said nothing about that.
I also believe the many posts from owners who saw the issue long before Fotodiox announced their product 5 days ago. Its pretty difficult to announce a product on October 18, and cause camera owners to complain last March. Some sort of really neat time machine would be needed.