Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
Barry Pearson
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Re: Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Alex Sarbu wrote:

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.

Yes. I made that point above. It is "Option 3", while copying much of the design and development of the existing K-mount.

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

With my "Option 2", there are already the existing K-mount lenses.

New lenses that exploit the benefits of not having a mirror to be avoided could be introduced over time. They wouldn't have to exist on first release of such a camera.

(The same applies to "Option 3" with an adapter)

Think of the next consultation!

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