Attention, Movie Moguls ...
Looks like you are bound for Canon movie-land. Excuse me while I slip on my "swift-kick" boots, as we see you to the door.
In the meantime, the TAMRON lens should improve the color, though. Canon's tend to be a little "icy." Remember, if you shoot JPEG ... no matter what the lens ... the Canon sensor/internal processing will automatically color correct. If you shoot RAW .. you will see the TAMRON effect.
BTW: Good luck with your ... uh, movie-camera. ;)
The door swings both ways ... which way are you going?
Jason ... I cannot agree with all that you are saying, but I am totally supportive about your right to feel any which way you want. We all make choices, for a variety of reasons. If a stone falls left or right, it may be cause for a change of course. Who knows?
If you are a Minolta-fan ... the SONY would seem to be the practical choice to continue your pursuit and use the older equipment you have acquired. There are people coming to SONY for the first time. They also have an investment in seeing it become successful. Each has a reason for their choice, both equally valid and not necessarily final in any way.
Let's hope SONY grows and eventually spins off the Camera Division, so that it is not in lock step with SONY's larger corporate plans, otherwise it will probably never aspire to being a complete camera system. I can easily see limited growth on the horizon, due to a number of things. Minolta ran into money problems and their business plan faded to so must dust, but they still had exciting equipment plans and ideas. Those have lived on, but requires a back-fill of the prior 35% of Minolta Camera Division that was lost during acquisition. Stuff like the original MACRO ring-light, hot-shoe devices and various lens ideas. Should that be accomplished, then the real corporate fight can begin for marketshare domination. It is often tough being on the ground floor of a growing system. It takes some faith and a little bit of luck to get to the next level. Eventually, the two major players will be pushed off their pedestals and will either have to grow as well, or watch their remaining marketshare reduce to so much ash ... with a good ol' ash-kicking!