Pentaprisms in M4/3

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Pentaprisms in M4/3
8 months ago

Why can't a Micro Four Thirds be made with a pentaprism and mirror, much in the arrangement of a Pentax Spotmatic etc? It wouldn't be much larger that some of the larger M4/3 camera and would certainly give purpose to the faux prism housing on the OMD...

Is it simply that the prism would and mirror arrangement would be expanding the bulk of M4/3 beyond what has been accepted? Or would the new FFD render current lenses obsolete? Perhaps, this would allow a new way of M4/3 to have viewfinders, be fully digital otherwise, but have compatibility with legacy 35mm SLR lenses for those who don't mind losing autofocus... It would certainly be cheaper.

Anyway! Food for thought... though it's probably been discussed many times!

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