Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 10,199
Re: Some mirrorless options for Pentax

DiffractionLtd wrote:

Barry Pearson wrote:

DiffractionLtd wrote:

Why does this have to be so radical? KEEP the existing Pentax K mount and make a mirrorless camera with a shorter registration distance!!

What lenses would be used with it?

Are you including an adapter with the offering so that existing K-mount lenses can be used?

(If so, you are describing a variant of what I called "Option 3: New mount for mirrorless cameras". Where "New mount" means "simply a shorter registration distance").

Yes, that's it. Making a whole new mount is pointless.

That is a new mount. The K-mount specification includes the registration distance - change that, and you have a different mount.

The issue with a new mount is not designing it, but the need for new lenses.

And, if Ricoh would have a new mount, they will want it to resemble Nikon Z rather than the narrow K.

Alex

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