I was wondering if this was actually physically possible.. waiting for neuro to chime in i'm sure he will know if an ef-s lens has enough coverage to use an APS-H sensor with a different mirror setup. of course they might do away with the mirror issue altogether
Yes, i want a cropped sensor... a 7D mk2 that use a APS-H sensor ( cropped ) and the ability to use EF-s lenses.well, I'm afraid that's not possible. EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C. You need FF lenses for APS-H...
Indeed. Even if they did work, there would be serious vignetting. The short back focus might get in the mirror's way, anyway.
Nikon have the capability to have DX lens on FX bodies. Anything is possible.
Nikon also has an extra 2.5mm to play with because of the larger register distance (46.5mm vs. 44mm). That in conjunction with knowing DX glass will need to function on FX bodies, shouldn't be that difficult (although it eliminates the benefit of being able to intrude into the mirror box restricted zone with WA lenses).
I would also speculate that (and I'm going from memory here, so correct me if I'm wrong)... Since Nikon originally only had DX bodies for digital, they wanted to provide "pro" quality glass for their existing customers, but knew some day they'd have FX bodies; they wanted to ensure a migration strategy. Canon (ok, technically Kodak guts) on the other hand, started with full frame digital and bodies, and added crop; so they really didn't have the incentive to either provide top quality glass for crop, or provide any migration strategy to FF.
Yes, both Nikon and Canon had APS-C film bodies before digital, but nothing important ("pro" or volume wise) enough to be able to dictate lens strategy.