I don't understand how the Multi-Interface shoe is "Industry Standard"

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: I don't understand how the Multi-Interface shoe is "Industry Standard"
In reply to me3inau, Feb 3, 2013

There was never anything wrong with the hot shoe which Sony inherited from Minolta. In fact, it was the only shoe actually designed from scratch to hold a flash. The (mechanically) standard shoe was invented decades ago by Leica to hold OVFs. It's a primitive piece of stamped metal. You could always buy adapters to mount "standard" flash feet onto Minolta shoes. However, Sony yielded to demand of customers accustomed to the inferior antique "standard" shoe. That shoe is like Windows--an inferior piece of technology which became "the standard" mostly by accident, not by superiority.

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