Maybe it should be called the Shorty McShorty, 'cause it's electronics easily short-out.
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True, the H3 and H4 (and I think the H2F) can't take 3rd-party backs (nor film backs, which is annoying to some pros i've heard).
Except for the new H4X, can take any leafmiyaone back like the H1 and H2. Maybe the H4X is Hassy's way of saying, "our backs aren't that good, please don't swap systems, you can use someone else's backs just please keep buying our glass"?
I am rather surprised so many people are commenting about how 'silly' the idea of putting an EF lens on a MF camera is.....
I see people using Nikon FF lenses on MF view cameras fairly regularly....
all i can say is -
you will be AMAZED how many medium format cameras got sold to "Non Photography Professionals"
- think of it this way - are those who bought Lambos, Ferraris, Vipers, Corvettes - race car drivers?
- Im not going to hold my breath if canon makes MF or not - i got my share of MF cameras and digital backs.
but to say one camera manufacturer over the other will not make one camera system over the other system...
try asking surgeons, lawyers and high end professionals who are into photography - most of them got one
... because they can.
the overall package from canon could be enough for many professionals to choose a MF canon over a mamiya or hasselblad.
Hmmm, how about a Canon Medium format system with a removable back and adaptor for Hasselblad bodies which consists of 2 x 1Dx sensors.
I thought this was targeted at P&S upgraders but virtually none of them are going to want to use a prime ...
I'd price it at $599 with 18-55IS for P&S upgraders.
As it is, it's $1100 to get one with the 18-55IS, where you can get a T4i (with flash, viewfinder, T/S LCD, better battery life, EF mount, and faster focusing) for $950 with the EF-s 18-55IS!
It's not even glorified. I bet that other manufacturers will deliver at 50$ or less with quality fully satisfying 99% of the users.
at risk of going a little OT which nex do you have? do you have an EF lens adaptor for it? if so how well does the EF adaptor work and is it a sony or 3rd party beast?
For those who don't get this camera, let me suggest that we may not understand the generational and cultural differences.
For old American guys like me, a viewfinder is non-negotiable. But for many people, especially the young, who shoot mostly with smartphones, the idea of sticking your eye up against the back of the camera is equally foreign and unnatural.
I need to replace my old compact (Canon S70), and now see plenty of good options ..... just a case of the physical size vs image quality compromise from Canon S100 to Sony RX100 to Panasonic GX1+20mm to Canon EOS-M?
I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)