Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

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In reply to anthony mazzeri, 8 months ago

But maybe they won't have to make that choice. One advantage of the M-mount is it has a plethora of top quality rangefinder lenses already available for it, yet is actually patent-free so one idea which I've seen mentioned many times is Ricoh simply adding their own proprietary AF system to it so all those rangefinder lenses will still work natively on it as per the GXR-M, plus then also any new mirrorless AF lenses they develop for it.

Great idea, but it would need to be compatible with current K-mount (with adapter). But it may be difficult (if possible) to use M-mount for FF with in-body IS.

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