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04-10-2015, 08:59 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nicolas06 Quote
That just the difference of say insentives. Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony they have no choice. Their own product require it. Sigma (or Tamron) is free to do what give them the most money and is most efficiant as a lense maker for multiple mount.
The success of the MILC concept will have little to do with the level of support from Sigma and Tamron, IMHO. That said, both have started developing MILC lenses, though quite few in number.
As for speed, it work ok because of theses dedicated designs. I didn"t say that no design would work.

This just mean that contrary to say DSLR, you can"t reuse any of the old design, you can't neither directly use the lenses of previous generation and get good performance while this work perfectly on all DSLR. This also mean that for now there far less choice in the mirrorless systems and even for the most established and advenced player like Oly/Pana there was no breakthrough that made mirorless the dominant platform.

Eventually mirorless will dominate, if no better technology come in the meantime.
I think that was my point. I wasn't suggesting the MILC concept was already mature enough to capture a majority of the market but the technology and depth of offerings are advancing.

This is just then that with less third party offering, less direct offering too, you tend to pay more for the same. All still have the compromize for size bundled in their offering meaning that the m4/3 high end lenses are quite expensive but f/2.8 zoom offer no more than f/4 on APSC or f/6 on FF in term of iso/deph of field. This also mean they are optimized for small wide angles but tele of reasonable quality are quite big. Sony is the one with an FF sensor but their lenses price are simply a joke and without sigma/tamron for now, that really anoying.

It is not like there a new thing with only positive aspects. At least for now. And that's not even going on the polemics to know if one prefer an OVF or EVF...

The fight between the different systems will be longer than many think due to that.
Agree, you do pay more for a MILC compared to a DSLR with basically the same features. That Fujifilm apparently can't make enough X-T1 units must say something about how people are willing to pay a lot for what they get.


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