Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
SHood
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Canikon lens support
In reply to jcharding, Mar 19, 2013

jcharding wrote:

As a former Minolta and Sony DSLR user, I have to echo those comments. Sony bought the keys to all the Minolta lenses, but never opted to produce many (including basic ones like a 300/4) and also chose not to repair any Minolta glass (I know, I tried to get them to fix an 80-200/2.8). Many of these holes in their glass lineup continued for years and years, which is why I look at NEX users with a look of amazement when they proclaim that Sony will fill out the NEX lens lineup. Well since they had a lot of trouble ever doing that with Alpha mount lenses.....

This is also why I am sceptical of Canonikon making the wide array of native lenses to support their mirrorless format, especially at the long end.  Just looking at how Canikon has supported their APS-C formats gives you an idea of how they will support mirrorless.  You will need to rely heavily on Full-frame lenses for many years and in many cases will never have a native lens equivalent.

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