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    Exclamation A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...25_396108.html

    Available February, 2011, with a standard 6mm f/1.4 lens. Only jpgs, 14MP.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Cool. I wonder what the crop factor on this thing will be.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    I wonder what the sensor is? 2/3"?

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    With a 6mm lens, I'd 1/2-inch CCD. They have just taken a P&S sensor probably from Sony and put a removable lens body on it.

    Not worth more than 200 bucks.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    I had been wondering about that, taking an old P&S body with aperture control, ripping out the lens and adding a c-mount thread instead. But I have no clue what I'm doing and I assume the camera software would complain anyway...

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Quote Originally Posted by zcream View Post
    Not worth more than 200 bucks.

    A 6mm f/1.4 prime alone ought to be worth more than that, considering the Panasonic 14/2.5 is listed a $400/-.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Yeah I have a Canon G3 that has a busted lens I had been thinking about doing that to. I also fear that the camera software will complain too much about the busted lens function. I wonder if a hacked firmware could get around it.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    it would be great if someone made a c-mount camera to take 16mm c-mount lenses? the sensor size should be the same as 16mm film format. that sensor would be much bigger than compact cameras but smaller than m43 sensor.

    but walah, instant availability of tons of high speed lenses on the market. i would buy one instantly.

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    please kenko, make the camera look and feel like a leica m9. place the evf in the same position as the leica m9, but keep it a hi-res evf like the olympus vf2. also please make the shutter SILENT. it would be a great stealth camera. i could use my many c mount lenses acquired for the ep2 already. i dont mind a 2.5" lcd behind if that lowers cost. this would be a pretty sexy camera...

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    6mm f1.4 for 1/2-inch sensors are available for 50 bucks or even less sometimes. f1.4 zooms for 1/2-inch are also common.

    1/2-inch sensors are the same as those on P&S cameras of the major brands

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...25_396108.html

    Available February, 2011, with a standard 6mm f/1.4 lens. Only jpgs, 14MP.
    All that putting such a lens on a P&S would get you is (maybe) a slightly wider angle than whatever zoom it had with a little more speed. Also, longer lenses with speed would be no good as they would simply dwarf the camera body. Much like those silly NEX5 longer lens combos you see. But, a 2/3" sensor, with modern sensor and processing technology coupled to a fast, reasonably wide lens would be truly pocketable and actually worth carrying.

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Quote Originally Posted by paparazzi666 View Post
    it would be great if someone made a c-mount camera to take 16mm c-mount lenses? the sensor size should be the same as 16mm film format. that sensor would be much bigger than compact cameras but smaller than m43 sensor.

    but walah, instant availability of tons of high speed lenses on the market. i would buy one instantly.
    Someone did, but in a video camera (and in no manner of the word inexpensive). http://www.ikonoskop.com/dii/

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    Re: A camera coming from Kenko for those with loads of c-mount lenses!

    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    I had been wondering about that, taking an old P&S body with aperture control, ripping out the lens and adding a c-mount thread instead. But I have no clue what I'm doing and I assume the camera software would complain anyway...

    Stefan
    I remember seeing someone who had done that, a while back. If I remember right, he modified a very simple P&S that only had a fixed lens. That does keep things simple, but it limits your choices. It'd be fun to try, though.

    I suppose it'd also be possible to trick or bypass an internal lens-error detection system, either in hardware or firmware, but I have no idea how. A search on the CHDK forum turned up one guy who's done this (via hardware) to a Canon A530 for astrophotography:

    http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=3409.0

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