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May 25, 2011

Sony Alpha A850 officially discontinued

B&H Photo notes that the Sony Alpha A850, a 35mm full frame DSLR, has been officially discontinued, and it is no longer available for purchase at B&H. This was the lowest priced new-in-box 35mm full frame DSLR.

With the A850 going away, and partially because of the on-going gear outages (see new article on the outages at PDN Online) the price bottom of 35mm full frame DSLRs has fallen upwards! (exotic sub-atomic level price-physics). The prices of both the Nikon D700 (stock status) and the Canon 5D Mark II are climbing up (assuming you can find them in-stock at an authorized dealer). And as you know, neither one of these cameras is a spring chicken! (see live chart of the age of 35mm full frame DSLRs).

Judging by the price increases, one could/would/should think 35mmFF DSLRs are made of a combination of oil and gold ;-)


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