Nikon and Sony to show Medium Format Cameras at Expo

Started Oct 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: Perhaps more important

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

I am reasonably confident only Nikon of the 3 names mentioned has relatively recent expertise manufacturing medium format lenses.

Of Japanese companies only Mamiya-Leaf, Fuji, and Pentax (Ricoh) are currently making lenses for medium format digital systems.

Nikon made some lenses for the Zenza Bronica system back in the 60s and 70s - Thry also made the lens for the Plaubel Makina 67 which ceased production in 1986

A few of Nikon's large format lenses seem to have been designed primarily for use on 6x9cm view cameras,  press cameras and technical cameras - including a couple of 100/105mm designs.

Anyway I don't think Nikon have made any medium format lenses in over 25 years

A new high resolution format with a larger than Nikon F mount ideally needs some new high resolution lenses to go with it.

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