*sigh....

It looks like these new DT and this lens in discussion have AF/MF switches in the ones on display at PMA. That means that they probably have motors in them . Maybe Sony will call it SM? And maybe like Nikon, Sony will phase out screw-drive mounts in their low-end bodies. I don't particularly see this as a good road to go down now (if they wanted to start with the A200-300 series, then would have been a good time, not now.