Thom on Nikon's unanswered questions...

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jfriend00
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Re: No, I think the F-mount stays for DX...
In reply to ceaiu, 9 months ago

ceaiu wrote:

My understanding is that a lens designed for MILC is lighter /smaller than one designed for SLR.
Why not take advantage, and make a DX system that's realy lighter than FX?
Why keep the F-mount for the possible APS-C mirrorless, when there are no "exciting" DX lenses currently?

Especially since it's possible to have full featured F-mount compatibility with an optional adapter.  It seems like the best of all worlds would be new, more compact DX mirrorless mount that allowed smaller lenses and a smaller system, but also making a full featured F-mount adapter so ALL existing F-mount lenses could be used on the system (with metering and AF).  With the right engineering, this should be possible.  Then you could have either smaller, lighter lenses OR compatibility with the huge inventory of F-mount lenses.

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