Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

Started Nov 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
peevee1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

thothtp wrote:

So here is a loaded question... Who's Ecosystem do you see being the strongest 5 years from now?

Some seem to think that full frame mirrorless is going to be the eventual future of pro photography, but the question is who will end up in the best position. So far Sony is the only one with a full frame mirrorless (other then leica, but they aren't really in the same ballpark) but their FE Mount system is just being born and needs a lot of time to develop. Nikon and Canon both have their main full frame mount systems fully developed, but neither company has mirrorless camera systems that can support full frame yet.

The most logical decision for Canon and Nikon would be releasing FF mirrorless cameras with the same mount they DSLRs have. Shorter flange for FF simply introduces more problems than it solves. And for a few lenses which can benefit from shorter flange, you can always design them with the rear element going inside (Canon can simply use their EF-S mount). The added space is also can be used for a killer feature like rear-mounted filters. A great feature would be also using the throat as a point for a control wheel (aperture by default, better yet marked), like you see on many fixed-lens cameras now, with filters behind it. Then one of the existing dials can be relegated to permanent role of exposure compensation, greatly reducing modality of interface and thus improving its convenience.

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