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    The folks at <a href="http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detaily.php?ID=433">Yongnuo have posted</a> a Micro Four Thirds camera module with an EF mount for the iPhone on their web site.</p>
    <p>There are no specifications as of yet, but <a href="https://www.diyphotography.net/yongnuo-announces-an-odd-micro-four-thirds-camera-module-for-iphones/">DIYPhotography appears to be the first</a> to spot this interesting creation. We’ve seen similar products in the past from the likes of Sony and Olympus, so we’re not sure how successful this attempt is going to be.</p>
    <p>Head over to DIYPhotography to read more about the YN43 from Yongnuo.</p>
    <p>A Canon Rumors reader has sent us an <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yn43/id1365322459?mt=8">image from the Apple App Store</a> that seems to suggest this may be a 16.6mp sensor.</p>
    <p><em>Thanks Joylon</em></p>
    
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    Bad experiences with yongnuo?

    I’ve been pretty happy with my yongnuo 600rt flash clones and triggers, they are a quarter the cost of the canons. While the quality is not on par the low price makes them a good way to supplement canon flashes (hummingbirds for me)8, now I have pretty low expectations for tech support or repair services and would have the same low expectations for yongnuo glass. Buy use dispose when broke.
     
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    Otara

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    Ryananthony said:
    Otara said:
    Im going to get one as a crop factor for my 500mm. There may be a few ergonomic issues but the weight savings will be worth it!

    Will make shooting handheld a breeze.

    Absolutely, check this out! What could possibly go wrong?

    https://photorumors.com/2015/04/03/olympus-air-a01-camera-module-rocket-launcher-style-setup-can-probably-get-you-arrested/
     
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    Quackator

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    Otara said:
    Ryananthony said:
    Otara said:
    Im going to get one as a crop factor for my 500mm. There may be a few ergonomic issues but the weight savings will be worth it!

    Will make shooting handheld a breeze.

    Absolutely, check this out! What could possibly go wrong?

    https://photorumors.com/2015/04/03/olympus-air-a01-camera-module-rocket-launcher-style-setup-can-probably-get-you-arrested/

    Going out of the house with this would qualify as suicide attempt in the US.
     
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    A strange being - from the viewpoint of a photgrapher.

    But much more interesting for teaching physics. I would like to demonstrate that inside a falling bottle (or box) you will experience zero forces. Would like to invite some ants or other insects for demonstration (and guarantee a soft landing on a jumping blanket held by the studends) with a live view. For that purpose I need a camera with a MF lens in a compact size. I have a 25mm lens, if my memory serves well a pentax lens from their pocket film format SLR - yes, memory is consistent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_Auto_110 - with the 24mm FL (only the lens arrangement) and with the help of 3D printing it should be possible to make a simple focusing unit.

    But my interest depends on the price of that camera and its compatibility e.g. to a windows notebook.

    ... and writing this I remember another pending project: A document camera which I can give to students to present their homework from their places but with a beamer projection for the audience. For those who do not prefer to stand in the center too much :)
     
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    Orangutan

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    A strange being - from the viewpoint of a photgrapher.

    Strange now, but get used to it -- it's the future. Items like this represent the essential elements of a digital camera: lens and sensor. Everything else -- body, controls, viewfinder -- are just ergonomic add-ons. I won't attempt to predict when, but at some point the "body" will just be a framework (with controls) to which you attach your lens and sensor, and maybe also your personal screen, if we haven't moved to direct retinal projection by then.
     
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    ahsanford

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    It's a supremely terrible idea in general -- a large heavy lens + sensor module that bolts on to your camera -- but this one is a special flavor of bad.

    EF mount: I weirdly support why Yongnuo in particular might do this. They sell EF lenses, so bundling them with this is a logical move. (Would have made a ton more sense to put a pistol grip / handle on the lens unit, however.)

    Full EF flange distance: They somewhat have to do this for EF lenses to work properly, yes?

    But why you would go to the trouble of those two things above and only put a m43 sensor behind it is nuts. Is there some Speedbooster upside to this that I am not seeing, because otherwise Yongnuo is asking you to sign up for a pricey (EF) ticket on the HMS Queen of Horrendous Ergonomics and Voluntary Crop Factors. You are getting all the downsides of FF physics/size/weight and virtually none of the FF IQ upsides. It will be more effective at wrist-strengthening than capturing images.

    Who would buy this?

    - A
     
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    jolyonralph

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    > But why you would go to the trouble of those two things above and only put a m43 sensor behind it is nuts.


    Because right now we're missing out the most important detail - price. And based on their previous offerings I suspect this will be absurdy cheap. Certainly sub $200, maybe as low as $100.
     
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