Why is FE 70-200 bigger and heavier than Canon's

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Why is FE 70-200 bigger and heavier than Canon's

pew pew wrote:

If the point of these cameras is small and portability, then why you want to add big lens on it, that kinda nullifies the camera purpose.

The point for me is not ultimate pocketability, but reduced weight and size while retaining high IQ. Is this not the goal of the NEX system? Leica shows what's possible with short flange distance. The Zeiss 35/2.8 is a good example too.

Leica lenses:
Do not have AF
Do not have Stabilization
Aren't light largely because of the way they are constructed.

And aren't speced at 70-200/4. If people used a7/7r only the way Leicas are, the size and weight will be down. But, these cameras offer flexibility because people demand telephoto zoom lenses as well.

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