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09-15-2019, 02:32 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I don't actually see this as a problem because Canon has pretty seamlessly offered an adapter that allows for standard EOS lenses to be mounted on RP cameras. If your lens functions exactly the same on the new mount, it really shouldn't make any difference to you.

This is quite a bit different from the FD mount situation where the lenses weren't worth anything because their mount was abandoned.
True enough.

The parallel is closer to what Pentax did in the mid-1970s with the move to K-mount.* An adapter was provided and they quit selling cameras, accessories, and lenses (in that order) for M42. Following the K-series debut in 1975, the Spotmatic ESII was immediately discontinued with the Spotmatic II and Spotmatic F following in 1976. Most SMC Takumar lenses ceased to be offered in 1975, with availability of some specialty optics continuing on for several years.


* What buffered the M42-to-K migration was the broad support outside of Pentax for M42. Those wishing to stay with the mount had the option of quality bodies and lenses from multiple makers well into the early 1980s and lenses well into the current century.


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