Sony mirrorless FullFrame!?!?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
AndyGM Contributing Member • Posts: 698
Re: Sony mirrorless FullFrame!?!?

Wouldn't it stand to reason that if the mft format can give you smaller size lenses and bodies, the same could be done (smaller lenses, etc) with a micro full frame and even a micro APS format?

If this could be done it would minimize the size advantage (to some people) of the current mft lenses and bodies (though my opinion is that some of these bodies are getting just a bit too small nowadays).

Those are 2 damn big IFs. Just look at the current NEX lenses, they aren't much smaller that A Mount lenses. A full frame E Mount camera is going to have lenses that are even bigger.

Yes, the Leica M Mount lenses are for "full frame" cameras that have a small register distance, and those lenses are small, but they also have no motors inside for focusing or aperture, they are all manual (with the rangefinder system acting as a way of working out exactly what you have manually focused on). Full frame E Mount lenses WILL be bigger than this as a result. Also you don't see rangefinder lenses longer than 135mm, partly because they'd block the view of the viewfinder, and partly because the size advantage goes away the longer the focal length.

Lastly, there's the price. Even if Sony bring these in for half what an M9 plus lenses costs, it will still be a big chunk of change. You could buy a hell of a lot of m43 gear for that kind of money.

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