Who will abandon mirrorless first?

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EinsteinsGhost
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Re: no one will abandon mirrorless
In reply to CAcreeks, 8 months ago

CAcreeks wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Hence, I see no reason for anybody to give up mirror-less developments. What we may see is brand consolidations and takeovers

Definitely. The question really is what mirrorless mount will be abandoned first? So far the vote says Pentax Q.

(Pentax has already gone through it, Olympus has been a point of interest to Sony since 2012 now having a significant stake in its digital imaging division).

It might make sense because Olympus makes some of the best lenses in the industry, while Sony has relatively little expertise in lens design, relying on Zeiss.** However Olympus uses a different lens mount - some M-Zuiko lenses might not even cover APS-C image circle - so there is no cross-over.

** Whatever happened to the Minolta lens designers? Did they all retire?

I suspect many of the lens designers Sony has came from Minolta. Sony also uses Tamron and Zeiss, so it won't hurt to add Olympus as well. Outsourcing is also the wave of the present and the future anyway. Cosina, for example, makes lenses for Zeiss. I will not be surprised a bit to see Sony Zuiko lenses in the future (there was a rumor a few months ago of one for A-mount: 400mm f/4).

Lens mount doesn't matter in these cases, as the lens will have to built to the specs of the mount. Zeiss, for example, will be launching a few FF lenses for E-mount this year, in addition to Sony-Zeiss lenses.

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