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Canon mirrorless?


Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Jul 2012 7:25AM

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JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 10:09AM
It will be interesting to see what they will do with Lens mounts.
And also to see whether Mirrorless will be as much a distraction from regular dSLR development as video considerations have been.
thewilliam 6 4.8k
11 Jul 2012 10:23AM
It'll be interesting what happens with the lens offerings, especially wide-angle.

On the Zeiss site, the resolution of a typical Carl Zeiss ZM Leica fitting lens is given as 400 line pairs per millimetre wheres the Nikon fitting ZF optics "only" manage around 300. That's quite a penalty when they design a lens that gives space for the reflex mirror.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 10:24AM

Quote:It will be interesting to see what they will do with Lens mounts.


It depends whether Canon are thinking long term or short term.


Quote:Mirrorless will be as much a distraction from regular dSLR development


Ultimately, think in terms of 'replacement' rather than distraction. In SE Asia, the majority of non-fixed lens cameras sold are now mirrorless..... 51% Japan, 54% Taiwan (figures from AP article). Not hard to see the way the wind is blowing. Smile
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 10:26AM
I heard that Canon have been late to the party because they were trying to avoid having another lens mount in their range but it seems they may have failed.

I think the abilities and the success of the OM-D has advanced the MFT cause significantly so Canon are playing catch-up now. The leap in Nikon sensors a couple of years ago was bad enough a shock, but to have to face a MFT that in some respects outperforms the 5D must be a real bugger.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Jul 2012 10:26AM
If the available EF lens won't fit, then Canon can f*** right off.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 10:28AM

Quote:If the available EF lens won't fit, then Canon can f*** right off.


The rumour article you linked to suggests EF lens will fit via an adaptor. That is not so bad: but the crucial thing is what functions are retained.
simmybear 8 32
11 Jul 2012 11:40AM
Retained functionality has not been a strong point on other manufacturers systems so far. When you can "force" the sale of new lenses why overly support old ones - for every owner whose put off there will be a new adopter - that seems to be the general strategy these days.

Simmybear
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 12:12PM
I agree Simon. If I had to put a bet on it, I'd say new Canon lens mount. There are probably good technical reasons for a brand new mount rather than one which had been around for 25 years!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Jul 2012 3:25PM

Quote:Retained functionality has not been a strong point on other manufacturers systems so far


It has with M4/3 Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 3:42PM

Quote:It has with M4/3


Which non-M4/3 (or 4/3) lenses retain AF and, if built-in to the lens, IS when fitted to M4/3?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Jul 2012 3:48PM
All 4/3 lenses CB, But you like to argue for the sake of it Smile

Are you expecting Canon to fully support the FD mount in place of EF, of course not.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 3:51PM
I said other than M4/3 or 4/3 lenses, Paul.

I'm not expecting Canon to fully support the EF mount never mind the FD mount! Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Jul 2012 3:57PM

Quote:I said other than M4/3 or 4/3 lenses, Paul


Of course not CB, lets repeat Smile


Quote:Retained functionality has not been a strong point on other manufacturers systems so far


It has with Micro for thirds.

And My guess is that Canon will have an adapter the fully supports modern EF lenses but with a further crop factor of somewhere around x2.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jul 2012 4:01PM
4/3 to M4/3 was only a difference of dropping the mirror....... sensor is the same.

Sony: Do the NEX cameras fully support Sony/Minolta AF lenses?

Nikon: Does the 1-series fully support Nikon AF lenses?

(I don't know the answer to the above - just asking. Smile)

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