Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

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Joe Ogiba
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Re: Be careful what you wish for
In reply to KL Matt, 10 months ago

KL Matt wrote:

Ideally, this new mount should be suitable for FF. It would probably need to be a bit larger, to make sure that it is suitable for in-body stabilization.

The faster Pentax takes this decision to move to a new mount, the better (but still preserving compatibility with older lenses via a special adaptor).

Here's a little peak at how Sony is doing so far with the exact strategy you have outlined:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52516439

Matt

That is a reply by an A mount (Minolta) user. The Sony E mount works with 200 million lenses and the new full frame A7 and A7r are selling at a much better rate than Sony expected.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/from-source-sony-a7-a7r-preorders-200-more-than-expected-from-sony-sony-a7r-review-at-cameralabs/

"FS series camera’s E-mount is designed to accept virtually all 35mm SLR, DSLR and cinematography lenses, with the use of simple, inexpensive third party adapters sold separately -without optical degradation-. FS series camera owners are able to continue to use their existing 35mm lenses and add more lenses without being limited to a particular lens brand or mount type. "

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-NEXFS700UK/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azCxcXa9FDM

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-video-shows-a7r-autofocusing-with-contax-g-lens-via-techart-adapter-2/

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