Seems like Canon engineers could come up with a mount that could also accept EF lenses, and a body that was MUCH MUCH smaller than the Pentax 645z. Smaller than Leica S2?
The MF lenses would obviously be optimized for the full sensor. (unfortunate TLA ... two letter acronym
The EF lenses would vignette like crazy, but maybe less than expected. The T/S lenses are basically MF with large image circle. A sensor size where the most common or best EF image circles just touched the top and bottom ... 12mm away .. might be usable. Or less ambitious, touched the left and right ... 18mm away.
Actually, the existing T/S lenses with AF and maybe IS, and without the t/s mechanism might be the initial primes? Or not?
My 35mm f2 IS on this camera would look like a true 8mm fisheye on a full-frame, except rectilinear, obviously. It's image circle would just touch the top, and would be several mm within the left and right. My understanding is that the image circle of primes is larger than might be expected, to have corner-to-corner sharpness.
Maybe Roger Cicala at LensRentals can get an evaluation copy, with NDA?
The 645 and all other digital MF cameras I'm aware of are designed around mounts for 6mm x 6mm film, which is HUGE, and much bigger than it has to be for the 50 mpx Sony.
The MF sensors are "only" 43 x 33mm, which is not that much bigger than ff. The mount is HUGE in comparison to maintain compatibility with ooooooold Hassy and other 6x6 lenses. I wonder how the Leica MF is designed? Does it use the Sony sensor? Huge mount? My impression is that the Leica MF is smaller than the Pentax 645z.
And the initial native MF lenses on the ~0.70 crop sensor would be sensational ArtMf+ primes, but "matched" to the sensor so the "weak link" and "resolution bottle-neck" was balanced ... lenses could just "feed the sensor". "Blow the socks off" the Otus and Arts on the D810 or A7r?
Integrate Sony Exmor technology with 14+ EV DR, and also allow MagicLantern's Dual-ISO to be native option to have DR nearer the 20+ EV of the human eye, with new RAW format. ML's Auto-ETTR and Auto-Dot-Tune MFA ... actually all of ML that made sense ... hire A1ex.
To me, 1 fps or even less would be plenty ... be the opposite from the 1Dx, which has a priority for fps. Maybe only shoot RAW, so eliminate CPU processing "wasted" for the JPEG processing pipeline. RAW histogram and blinkies from ML. ML's RAW video. Use all the CPU cycles for IQ and then AF, not foo-foo.
Flexible 16-bit RAW that allowed selectable compression, a'la what Sony seems to be doing, but much more flexible (and honest
), and uses all 64k levels. Also allow 17+ bit RAW uncompressed. Not sure what the best default would be? 17-24+ bit RAW's could be huge, and difficult for CPU's to work with.