Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.

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brett nz
brett nz Contributing Member • Posts: 570
Re: Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.

Luis Fonseca wrote:

brett nz wrote:

Hi Luis,

I understand it allows for wider apertures but I cant understand why Pentax would not have gone that direction (at least now) if it were as definitive as it seems.

If I was going to take a bet it would be on lack of resourses. Pentax/Ricoh market share is small so it would take a long time to have a return on investment.

Their market share in consumer photographic equipment is small but Ricoh has huge resources and success industrially. If it were obvious (scientifically) that a wider lens mount and smaller flange distance are of that much greater advantage they would go there imo.

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