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05-18-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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Third-Party Mirrorless Multi-Mount Market?

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I was considering running a GoFundMe or Kickstarter-type campaign to create a mirrorless digital camera (FF or APS-C) that would have an interchangeable mount for the majority of major lenses, and would be open source as to people who wanted to create new mounts for less-popular lenses. Software would be LINUX-based or similar portable operating system, permitting open-source development of software and apps. It would have bluetooth pairing with all smart phone brands, tablets, etc, and perhaps have a mount on the back to have a smartphone work as the viewscreen (saving money and time for a rear-view screen). Olympus once developed something like I am considering (AIR A01 | Olympus), but of course, that was Olympus-only.

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I think it's an interesting idea, but one that requires a lot of ground work to inform your business case and plan. You'll need to have strategies in place, and form relationships with others, to establish R&D, production, distribution, support etc. You'll want that mapped out, along with clear project / manpower plans and budgets, before you start fund raising - otherwise, you're asking folks to invest in a dream... But, if you're prepared to put in the up-front work, I expect there'd be a level of interest. The crowd-funding stage would confirm what that level is

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interesting - there used to be a similar option for Pentax DSLR's:

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