Hello, I was chatting today with another photographer friend and we came up with a scary thought. As some of you may or may not know Konica/Minolta recently announced that they are getting out of the camera business and selling out to Sony. Sony is going to start making and marketing DSLRs for Maxxum Mount Glass. Sony has also said that they intend to be a major player in the DSLR market very soon. Also as you may or may not know Nikon does not make the CCDs for their own DSLRs, they buy them from you guessed it Sony. All of this is true and widely available information. Now here is my scary therory, what if Sony decided to all of a sudden to not make CCDs for Nikon, or charged them an arm an a leg for them. They could easily squeeze Nikon out of the picture in the DSLR market especially at the lower to mid prosumer end of the market. Canon would not have this problem as they make their own CMOS sensors. I think at the very least Sony will save their own best CCD designs for themselves, which could put Nikon at a major disadvantage for new camera designs. What do you think?