Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eddiewood, Feb 21, 2012.
Sonyalpharumors have a rumour that Sony are doing a new compact camera with APS-C sensor.
I think they should bring out loads more cameras and less lenses.
You should work for Sony, you'd fit right it.
First think he'd do is change the Badge
..they're doing it to bring out some that are compatible with Sigma lenses
the interesting thing is the mention of a zoom pancake lens... quite why sony felt the need to stick a body to it instead of a e-mount is well sony i suppose
Well it would certainly sell more cameras...
That's the bit that puzzles me. But isn't the "problem" with NEX and pancakes to do with flange distance or someint? Don't ask me, I just read it once and it hurts my head.
I love the smell of flange in the morning.
'cos it's a rebadged Fuji
if that were the case for NEX and presumably it not a problem for the likes of samsung NX and m34 etc then all that's stopping sony is adding a few mm to their lenses (like you would with a lens adapter).
Not sure but I suspect the problem is sony being morons rather than actual technical limitations
It might turn out to be pretty good then.
That'll be the problem, they'll not be able to make a 30mm (or whatever) pancake without making it too long/large. It isn't then a compact pancake and rather defeats the whole point of it.
So NEX offers the advantage of putting practically any lens on the front, but not if you want compactness. Maybe this compact will be Sony's answer to that problem?
well if was a pancake for a SLR yes, but not for a mirrorless system like samsung. I can assure you the samsung combo with it's 30mm pancake is pretty compact. In any case I'm confident there's no technical limitation just stupidity or deafness on sony's part
Who said that.
But we aren't talking about Samsung.
Don they make Tellys?
No, they make the panels inside Sony tellys.
Yeah Sony do that
Have to say, they make a good ebook reader though.
let me start again
sony NEX has a 18mm flange - supposedly this makes it hard or impossible to make pancakes for it
micro 4/3 has a flange of 20mm and samsung NX has a 25.5mm flange - yet they have pancake lenses - if it was just about flange distance then all we're talking about is adding 2-7.5mm to a pancake lens to make it work on NEX.
..... should be making more lenses instead.
....other than for E-Mount I'd probably disagree
So if the Samsung 30mm pancake is 21.5mm long, the Sony version would be getting on for 30mm? Bit chunky.
well still a huge improvement on the kit lens but as i say it's probably not the actual reason why sony hasn't been releasing pancake lenses
Are you suggesting Sony are crap at getting lenses out the door? How dare you!
...he's not suggesting anything Eddie
..... for your requirements. You getting the 500 f4?
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