Rumors are circulating that Canon is planning to include a hybrid EF/RF mount within the flagship mirrorless full body digital camera that’s anticipated within the subsequent 18 months. Whereas this is able to be interesting to many Canon shooters, is it really attainable?
One of many important benefits for Canon when it got here to redesigning its lens mount for mirrorless cameras was the smaller flange distance (i.e., the space between the again of the lens and the sensor). Whereas the EF mounts have an enormous 44mm (1.73″) flange distance, the newly launched RF mounts characteristic a mere 20mm (zero.79″). The adapters at the moment provided by Canon for utilizing EF glass on the EOS R and RP bridge this hole.
That is an surprising and barely curious rumor (through Canon Rumors), and one which has led to some brow-furrowed hypothesis as to how this massive distinction may very well be managed successfully in a physique with out an adapter. Wouldn’t it be some form of collapsible tube that hides away when RF glass is connected? On condition that this characteristic is being linked to a future 1-series digital camera, would there be compromises when it comes to climate sealing? This method appears unlikely.
Another choice could be for the sensor itself to maneuver with a view to accommodate the various kinds of lens. This may occasionally supply additional benefits, equivalent to including macro performance to some RF lenses, and even tilt/shift choices.
Given the technical problems concerned, this rumor could be a little bit of a stretch, although definitely Canon would little question love to have the ability to supply photojournalists, sports activities and information company shooters a stepping stone from the 1D X Mark II and Mark III that doesn’t contain a number of adapters. If the digital camera physique is just a little bit larger, so be it.
What do you suppose? Is an EF/RF hybrid mount possible? Will there be area for 2 card slots? Depart your ideas within the feedback under.