Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
Mark Ransom
Mark Ransom Veteran Member • Posts: 5,802
Re: Mounts matter; cameras come and go
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The only reason for doing a new mount is if it brings some substantial advantages over an old one.

For mirrorless, the obvious advantage is to allow a shorter registration distance. But it's not strictly necessary; Pentax had a prototype lens for the K-01 that extended behind the mount into where the mirror box would ordinarily go. They never brought it to market.

Nikon has created a mount with a larger diameter, but at this point it's unclear what the advantage of that would be. One big advantage from their perspective is that it's secret and protected so they won't have to share it with any competitors such as Sigma or Tamron.

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