Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

Started Nov 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Ogiba
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Re: Be careful what you wish for
In reply to KL Matt, Nov 14, 2013

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:



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.


"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. "




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