DPR review review

Started Mar 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
forpetessake Veteran Member • Posts: 5,172
Re: DPR review review

mngsmt wrote:

anthony mazzeri wrote:

mngsmt wrote:

Not sure what point you're trying to make.

I guess I was trying to make the point that you should compare a camera with a lens attached with a camera with a lens attached.

Part of the reason why the K-01 never appealed to me personally is the concept of eliminating everything viewfinder related, but keeping the size very similar to a standard DSLR.

I disagree. Manufacturers should look into designing a convenient DSRL-like grip and eliminating the other bulk, especially optical viewfinder. The grip-less mirrorless cameras are a pain to use with anything but the lightest, smallest lenses. If anything is missing from K-01 is a larger grip.

The fact that the X-E1 has a very short flange focal distance is one of the design choices that make it a very attractive camera IMO. It makes it smaller, and compatible with virtually any lens out there except for 4/3.

The flange distance doesn't mean much in mirrorless design. The wide-angle lenses can protrude inside the camera, and for the long lenses the flange distance makes no difference. Since it's a grip that determines the overall size, the flange distance only becomes an issue if one wants to use adapters for the legacy glass.

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