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    Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    Good morning all

    Good news for M4/3 camera owners, Cosina has joined the micro four thirds consortium. Their first M4/3 lens is a 25mm F0.95 due sometime in Oct 2010. The details may be found here:

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    Hopefully, we will see some fast primes at the wide end.

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    great stuff

    thanks for posting that!

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    Looks like a cool lens and a great option for standard prime shooters. Granted, I'm not sure if "consortium" or "m4/3 standard" should apply to a lens mount that only two camera companies support thus far?? Does this Cosina lens have electrical connections with m4/3? It seems to me that would be a true adoption of the mount.

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Granted, I'm not sure if "consortium" or "m4/3 standard" should apply to a lens mount that only two camera companies support thus far??
    Three if you consider Cosina (also a camera company if you admit or not) and four if you include Fuji. There are rumors that Kodak may be in this as well. Only Samsung and Sony have not joined in.

    I don't know about the "standards" either. It harks back to the 4/3rds days when Olympus was promoting the virtues (of the 4/3rds system). The "standard" there primarily centered around "near" telecentric lenses for optimal performances. This is no longer valid for the m4/3rds, IMV.

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Does this Cosina lens have electrical connections with m4/3? It seems to me that would be a true adoption of the mount.
    I do not see any need for that when the lens has real adjustable aperture and can be focused manually. All necessary functions work on the m4/3rds cams without any electric connections to a lens.

    There is a 50/0.95 ("Noktor") for m4/3rds and some innovative eBay vendors selling 35/1.7 lenses in m4/3rds (now also for the NEX $99) mount.

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    Yeah, I'm not sure that Cosina counts as "joining" the m4/3 "standard" if they're simply making an all manual lens with an m4/3 mount. If so, I guess they've been a part of the m42, Leica, Canon and Nikon "consortiums" for a while! Now, if Cosina brings a m4/3 rangefinder, we'll be talking

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    I can bet that Cosina would sell their lens with a lens rear cap!

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    Re: Cosina joins the micro four thirds consortium

    Aye, although they want $68 for the hood that they didn't include with my Nokton 35/1.4

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