Canon says: more EF-S lenses

Started Oct 6, 2004 | Discussions thread
bds231
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In reply to bds231, Oct 7, 2004

Sorry, I meant to write:

...somewhere in the 3-5 YEAR range.

bds231 wrote:

I understand there are many arguments to the contrary, but
personally I still think we'll be seeing consumer-level FF SLRs
somewhere in the 3-5 range.
There are two simple reasons I think this:
1) There's clearly a huge number of FF lenses (and more importantly
lens designs ) out there, all of which can of course be used with
a 1.6x SLR, but all of which are still designed for use with a FF
sensor.
2) The megapixel race. We all know that a 1.6x 6MP sensor is far
better than a tiny 8MP sensor (as in Pro1, etc.). It's only a
matter of time before it's feasible (primarily in terms of cost) to
pack pixels onto a 1.6x sensor as tightly as they're packed onto a
tiny sensor, and at that point the FF sensor will have the same
advantage over the 1.6x the 1.6x has over the tiny sensor today.
You might argue that the general public won't pick up on this, and
they'll be happy with a 20 MP 1.6x sensor. I think the success of
the Rebel over the Pro1, et al., is proof to the contrary.

For those who say that FF will always be too expensive, I remind
you that just six years ago, the 2MP Kodak DCS520 cost $7500.

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