Canon's mirrorless system camera: first picture!

Started Jul 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
EarthQuake Senior Member • Posts: 2,382
Re: Digital "inches" explained

Mattoid wrote:

EarthQuake wrote:

Mattoid wrote:

dweekie wrote:

Interesting, the lens has 0.15m "macro" close focus ability. If it really is a 1.6x crop sensor, the lens itself will be an extremely useful one. I'm really curious about the pricing though. For some reason, I'm expecting a bunch of exuberantly priced plastic fantastic lenses coming from Canon..... I doubt Canon would cater the sensor towards rangefinder lenses either, but we'll see soon enough.

I was thinking, since the physical mount appears to be the same, if this lens was used on a 7d or rebel or this camera with an EF adapter, would that be like using a macro extender? Perhaps canon designed the lens with this in mind and made it a dual purpose lens. Or maybe it just focuses that close on its own.

Close focusing is very common with lenses of this focal length, Sigma has made a few 24mm lenses that focus to 1:4, which is just a few inches past the front element. I wouldn't read into it any more than that. I really doubt we'll see a backwards-adapter that allows EF-M lenses to be used on DSLRs, it would be too niche of a market.

You are probably right about it not being dual purpose, but if it was I don't think you would need any kind of adapter, it looks like a standard EF mount to me.

If recent history tells us anything, even if the mount is very similar, Canon will "cripple" it as to not allow you to mount incorrect combinations. See: EF-S lenses on full frame or 1.3x cameras. They will change up the mount just enough to prevent you from mounting your standard EF lenses with rear protruding elements and damaging the sensor/lens(assuming the flange distance is very short). Also, to prevent novice users from complaining that their EF/EF-S fit but "do not work".

Also, the EF-M mount has more electronic contacts in a different pattern, so it simply won't work.

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