Interesting chart of Nikon Lens compatibility.
For the mess that is the Nikon F mount. Next time someone tells you Nikon never changed the mount, get them to check this one. At least Canon moved from FD to EF in a non compatible way. This does not lower the other qualities that Nikon gear have.
Pentax just announced the Pentax Q, a mirror-less camera with interchangeable lenses and a small sensor of 1/2.3″. There will be 5 lenses available.
As usual, DPReview has a preview.
Just a few comments after reading the specs and the preview:
- Small sensor. I already find the m4/3 to be noisy due to its size. 1/2.3″ is significantly smaller and the quality will likely converge to a compact: lot of noise at higher ISO.
- Barely smaller than the Sony NEX (or a micro 4/3), according to the picture on DPReview, despite a much smaller sensor.
Also the lenses will include a “standard” prime (kit) 48mm equivalent, “standard” zoom ($300), a fisheye with manual focus and fixed aperture f5.6 ($129) and for less than $100, two “toy” lenses, one wide (28mm equiv.), one (100mm equiv.) telephoto whose image look will remind of the Diana or Lomo.
At $800 with the prime lens, I don’t really see where the Pentax Q fits in the market. That reminds me of the Pentax Auto 110 film SLR.
News from the micro Four Thirds front:
Panasonic GF-3: more compact than the GF-2, still no viewfinder, even more stripped down:
DC Resource preview – DPReview
In July 2011 with the 14mm f2.5 for USD$699. August for USD$599 with a kit zoom.
Leica Summilux 25mm f1.4 DG: fast sharp “standard” lens:
DC Resource – DPReview
Price unknown, for August 2011.