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    Rumor about a possible APS-C mirrorless


    Thanks Vivek.
    The interesting part is the mount.

    I do believe that we will in the coming years see
    - mechanical shutters being replaced by electronic shutters
    - mirrorbased pentaprism finders being replaced by electronic viewfinders
    - and maybe phase detection autofocus replaced by contrast detection autofocus, or maybe a combination of both for either speed or accuracy respectively

    But apart from that I don't think it is all that clear exactly what the system of tomorrow will look like, that can replace the classic DSLR systems.
    I guess the answer lies in the optical challenges.
    E.g. what flange-to-sensor distance does it take to build a full alternative system of lenses, from ultra wides, over macros and tilt/shift lenses, and to exotic ultra tele lenses (without adapter based emergency solutions, please) ?
    I think that is what is going to define the basic design of the camera of tomorrow that has the potential to replace the classic 35mm format DSLR (with which I only need one system).
    I'm not convinced we have seen any alternative 35mm format system lining up to deliver that so far.
    So maybe there is a reason why the (sleeping?) giants haven't made any radical move yet, except for going digital.
    Maybe they just haven't found a viable solution yet.

    For me the most important question is the following.
    With the digital revolution I had to replace my camera.
    What will be the impact of the next revolution, will I have to replace all my lenses ?

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    Re: Rumor about a possible APS-C mirrorless

    Hi Steen,

    Only one thing to remind you.

    Remember IX Nikkors?

    (not many may know this, but Nikon also made some "toy" lenses in F mount for a limited time. Same thing will happen to the 1 "system")

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    Rumor about a possible APS-C mirrorless


    LOL, nah not really, Vivek, I cannot really claim that I remember them as I've actually never seen one in real life, I have only read about them at places like Nikkor Lens Information by Thom Hogan

    So please do not remind me too much about the IX lenses' existence, as far as I can understand they are pure junk and I would rather try to forget about them ...

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    Re: Rumor about a possible APS-C mirrorless

    I still have one of the IX-Nikkors (20-40?) that I modified to make it work on a regular APS-C Nikon DSLR. It does well in IR. It is a feather weight pancake zoom.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

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    man, you're da plumber

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