Uniform lens to fit all camera bodies

9 months 5 hours ago #657574 by EOS Man
They started the L mount, why didn't more camera manufactures jump onto that?  Seems like this could be beneficial to the end user, and it could keep some from jumping brands just for glass.  

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9 months 4 hours ago #657604 by Nikon Shooter
Any other dreams with that?

Don't forget that they are there mainly to make money and
your idea — though ideal situation — won't help them in that.

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9 months 2 hours ago #657615 by effron
There's a lot of money in the engineering alone, its not always so simple. I'm positive if you had the funding, someone would develop your idea.....

Why so serious?
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8 months 4 weeks ago #657656 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day mate

The idea has been around for several decades ... back in film camera days it was called the "T-mount" system, whereby the back end of the lens had a standard-sized screw thread and a bayonet adapter was screwed onto the lens body for use. All good in non-auto / non-electronic days but not so good today

Pentax went a bit further in licencing the K-mount to several other camera companies, who then produced their own cameras with the K-mount system. One was Ricoh, whose cameras out-performed the Pentax cameras of the day ... I know as I had several Ricoh bodies back in the 1980s rather than buy another Pentax

With the increasing use of electronics, the lens / bayonet designs have followed the film-camera equivalents from years ago, primarily so that users can continue to use their existing lenses - and I cannot see this changing in the near future. It's the old story ... "our" system is the best on the market

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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8 months 4 weeks ago #657829 by H Rocky

Nikon Shooter wrote: Any other dreams with that?

Don't forget that they are there mainly to make money and
your idea — though ideal situation — won't help them in that.


:agree: they would lose so much $$ from loss of sales.  


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8 months 4 weeks ago #657834 by Nikon Shooter
Mind you, such solution could motivate several makers
to go that way promoting their own technology for all!

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8 months 4 weeks ago #657883 by TedReichner
Good for us, but manufactures would be hurt in the long haul.


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8 months 4 weeks ago #657888 by effron
A universal mount that would fit all brands would be most costly in the courts.....Those mounts are patented and most nations have trade agreements banning copying....except maybe china.

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8 months 4 weeks ago #657902 by fmw
It may be useful to know that most camera bodies make very little for the entire distribution chain from manufacturer to end user.  It is the lenses and accessories that do the job and that really matter to them.


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8 months 4 weeks ago #657946 by ThatNikonGuy
One size fits all?  Pass.  Keep the manufactures focused on their own glass. 


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8 months 4 weeks ago #657964 by effron

ThatNikonGuy wrote: One size fits all?  Pass.  Keep the manufactures focused on their own glass. 


Bingo, we end users benefit from the competition....

Why so serious?
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8 months 3 weeks ago #657998 by Moe
Why mess with a good thing already?


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