Is Canon targeting m43 users?

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acfo Senior Member • Posts: 1,181
Re: Is Canon targeting m43 users?

photofan1986 wrote:

After the slow telephoto primes, Canon comes out with this: https://m.dpreview.com/news/5329830744/canon-goes-far-and-wide-with-new-rf-100-400mm-f5-6-8-and-16mm-f2-8-lenses

Interestingly, the lens is very comparable in specs to the Panasonic 50-200 2.8-4.0. Similar eq. focal length, similar eq. aperture, similar weight. And it is priced extremely reasonably at 649$. Of course, the PL 50-200 is probably better built but the price difference is considerable, especially if IQ is good. For the same price you could get a FF Canon RP with this lens or just the PL lens alone. For someone starting from scratch, it is really worth considering.

Will the m43 system suffer from the comparison?

In general competition is a good thing and drives innovation.

What are your thoughts?

Without an RF to mft adapter available I fail to see how Canon intends to successfully target mft users. There is a chance these lenses might only be meant for RF users.

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