I thought the Q was very clever, now Pentax needs a bigger mirror-less

Started Mar 23, 2015 | Discussions thread
KL Matt Veteran Member • Posts: 5,885
Re: I thought the Q was very clever, now Pentax needs a bigger mirror-less
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RichRMA wrote:

I remember reading once that the shorter the registration distance, the easier it was to design lenses that worked well with sensors. Could have been nonsense, it was written in conjunction with Sony's release of the R9, a fixed-lens APS digital.

It's not necessarily the registration distance that's the problem, it's the distance from the rear element to the sensor. With the K-01, Pentax originally displayed mockups of a wide-angle lens that was very small like the 40xs on the outside but extended optical elements inside the "mirror box" of the K-01. It would have only been compatible with mirrorless K-mount bodies, because it would have otherwise hit the mirror. IMO that's the way to go to design a new mirrorless that can be as compact as the competition, especially with the new collapsible zoom. I also feel the new kit lens has been designed with just such a successor to the K-01 in mind.

Matt

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