Interesting read by Thom Hogan

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
isvana
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Re: vs Nikon F mount mirrorless
In reply to eths, 9 months ago

eths wrote:

When he tells that Nikon has to use its existing mount for mirrorless, he is forgetting that their existing mount makes it impossible to make smaller cameras at all, as the flange distance will stay the same...

As a happy owner and user of a Nex-7, Nikon FE (film) and Nikon D600, personally I would have no problem with a mirrorless camera with the depth required by the F-Mount system.

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Thom covers that - mentioning that handgrip depth needs are similar to Nikon F mirror box depth.

But his point was that lens development / infrastructure is a long term investment. Sony were pretty smart building the NEX with LA-EA adapters from the getgo. Less smart was not developing the idea further / publicising their lens strategy...

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