- Aug 16, 2012
tron said:+1 Good point. To rephrase it in a mathematical way:
(don't mess it up) and let it take EF lenses without adapter.
don't ( mess it up and let it take EF lenses without adapter).
I'm personally torn on this, as is this forum to some degree (see my poll from some time ago).
Advantages of a new mount (adaptor needed to use EF glass):
[*]A new mount allows you to make a very small form factor rig if you choose slower/shorter lenses (35mm f/2, 50 f/2, etc.)
[*]You could adapt older lenses, non-Canon lenses, etc.
Advantages of sticking with EF (no adaptor needed):
[*]You do not need to invest/stockpile lenses in a new mount -- you just need EF.
[*]You can never leave home without an adaptor if it does not exist. The nightmare of leaving for a shoot with a mirrorless-only lens attached to the camera along with a bag of EF glass -- that you cannot use without that adapter -- cannot happen if it's a full EF mount.
[*]Canon will put a proper 5D3-sized grip on it and not hedge on grip size to keep it small for the small percentage of people who want a tiny rig. And that bigger/chunker grip might fit your same FF SLR batteries.
There are many other reasons for both camps but I'm foggy this morning and cannot recall them all. It's not an easy decision at all. Again, just look at how Sony is struggling to balance the needs of the 'keep it small' camp and the 'do everything my SLR can' camp.