Rf to mft mount possible?

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ProfHankD Veteran Member • Posts: 8,156
Re: The RF R3ii is already on the drawing board

Tom Caldwell wrote:

ProfHankD wrote:

Basically, we're headed back to the bad old days of lenses only mounting on the camera brand for which they were made....

Surely that is what the major manufacturers have always wanted?

That's far from clear. I think it's just a matter of it having been expedient for most companies to do their own development. In some sense, it's more a matter of CIPA not being a very strong organizing force and having generally very weak standards. About half the camera makers have actually stated intent that their mount would become a standard, but as far as I know, none have been fully open since M42.

... I think that Panasonic and Sigma have put the eggs of the lenses in front of the camera body chickens and might have some issues getting enough chickens out their to allow their crates of eggs to be hatched. Sigma has a sort of bob each way as they are quite capable of making different mounts (shells) for their eggs.

I don't get this yolk.

Lesser players / late entries have stronger motivation to work together. Sigma, despite being a really major 3rd-party lens maker and a camera maker, is a family-owned business; let's just say they seem to not be invited to a lot of the parties thrown by the cool kids. The interesting thing is Nikon Z. They seem to have had a real change of corporate heart in moving from F's longish and narrow mount to the very short and wide Z, and thus arguably making themselves the easiest mount to adapt to (or for 3rd-party lenses to target).

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