Well, Here's Another Mirrorless Option for Your Canon Glass

Canon Rumors Guy

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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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Otara

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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!
 

Yasko

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Jun 9, 2017
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Oh dear, highly corrected glass for imaging on such a small sensor... worth the weight. Not.
 

Ryananthony

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Nov 7, 2015
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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.
 

Don Haines

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Jun 4, 2012
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It really reminds me of the Olympus AIR..... one of the worst selling cameras ever. It set a new standard for bad ergonomics.

Just because something is technically possible does not mean that it is a good idea....
 

applecider

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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.
 

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/
 

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.
 

Hector1970

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No its okay they have a right to bear arms so the Olympus Air would be fine

Yongnue are a great company. Their flashes and controllers are excellent in my opinion.
I'm not sure I'd have much use for on of those - a compact backup camera perhaps but I don't think it will do too well
 

Canoneer

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I don't understand. Why not just make a shameless clone of a Canon 5D series body using the EF mount and M43 sensor? That seems like something Yongnuo would be more than happy to do.
 

mb66energy

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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 :)
 

Orangutan

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mb66energy said:
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.
 

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
 

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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