Nikon's biggest advantage over competition...

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Canadianguy
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Re: Nikon's biggest advantage over competition...
In reply to Zardoz, Nov 7, 2012

Zardoz wrote:

Hey bro,

Yes, they can easily be supported on mirrorless devices with a simple mechanical adapter, because the flange focal distance of mirrorless systems is small (due to not needing space for a mirror box). This is the main reason why current mirrorless systems are popular with alternative lens users.

Like Zardoz said - its not really an advantage and especially not for manual focus lenses when most other bodies from other brands can be adopted to use F-mount lenses fairly cheaply.

Its not just mirrorless bodies that can be adopted - it's almost any other 35mm system can be adopted - the F-mount flange distance is one of the largest (I believe only Lecia R-mount has a longer distance), the other formats are not 35mm formats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance

You lose the electronic contacts but who there are no electronic contacts on manual lenses...

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