« on: December 24, 2014, 11:54:44 PM »
There are lots of ways to interpret the comments. EF lenses are Electronic Focus lenses, we have three lines, EF, EF-s, and EF-m. Extendeding the EF line likely means a new FF mount for mirrorless as many expect. But, it could also be a new line for Medium format, and a 100mp MF body to go with them. Food for thought.
It is much more likely to be a new FF mirrorless Camera / lens line, its a area that Canon is missing entirely. Undoubtedly, there will be a adapter to allow use of the existing lens line while new lenses are being developed over the next few years.
This makes the most sense to me too. That would mean them creating a new lens mount though would it not? Something like a FF mirroless type. I could see them making an adaptor to use existing EF and EF-S lenses on the new mount much like the EOS M adaptor. However that means these new lenses couldn't be used on EOS DSLRs which would be less than ideal.
Another option could be a mirrorless body in the shape of a DSLR with an EF mount that takes these new line of lenses and existing EF lenses. That way these new line of lenses could be mounted on our existing EOS bodies. Economically this would be the easiest to implement. Just take the shell from a 5D3 and modify it. Bung in a new high MP sensor (from Sony?), make a few new lenses and bam - job done and release in mid 2015. Or not.