Sony's new curved sensor - this is a big deal

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
akustykmagmanetpl Contributing Member • Posts: 852
Re: so... increase body to decrease lens cost - i.e. peeing against the wind, right?

Sony has two mounts:

A-mount: The SLR mount
E-mount: The Mirrorless mount

yes, you're right, technically speaking.

but if you want to switch an A6000 for A7 you will also need to change the lens or lenses, because an 18-55 won't be of much use to you anymore.

functionally speaking the same is actually true the other way around - while your 28-80 zoom will be perfectly usable on A6000 you'll rather get a 18-55 to not miss the wide angle shots. and the 50mm won't be a "nice portrait lens" anymore but just a normal lens.

in the end it's not so much about just being able to have things work together, but rather to have them working the right way. so, yes, the mount is the same, but the perception of a system does change.

Sensor size has nothing to do with the mount. If Sony wanted, they could introduce an E-mount body with a 1" or m43 size sensor too, and be able to use any of the existing lenses.

no, but with the same mount sensor size has everything to do with building a system - different sensor size means different lenses to cover similar perspectives.

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