Do you think Canon will take on the A7?

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Re: This is how it's gotta go down...
In reply to jimzenglish, 5 months ago

jimzenglish wrote:

...if Canon is to be successful in the mirrorless FF market.

  1. Either buy a sensor from Sony or make one at least as good.
  2. AF and CAF must be outstanding.
  3. EVF must be outstanding.
  4. Must debut with the following high quality lenses: 24 / 2 IS, 35 / 2 IS, 50 / 1.8 IS, and 85 / 1.8 IS.

Ok I'm obviously thick but I was more thinking of a mirrorless system utilising their existing lenses rather than creating a new range. I know this would make the system less compact than if they brought out a new range of suitable lenses but it would still give the user the option of going compact for the day with a 50mm 1.8 or similar.
I'm just thinking then a canon enthusiast could have a setup like a 5D for general work and the mirrorless for travelling but still using same lenses and keeping with full frame setup.

For sure, the camera must debut with an EF adapter.  However, that's like adding a 1.4x TC to all your lenses, in terms of size of the system.  As size and weight is one of the primary, if not the primary, reason for going mirrorless over SLR, coming out with small, light, fast, high IQ lenses right from the start is crucial to the success of the system.

I hear what you're saying in regards to the AF I have the EOS M and it's disappointing in that regard so would need to be improved.

And not just AF, but CAF.

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