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Rumors from others: Sony mirrorless cameras in May. Samsung-Schneider deal.


It is really quiet on the MicroFourThirds front. We received rumors about the next Olympus MFT camera but we need some time to double-check the infos we receive. FourThirds rumors are completely on hold until Olympus strategy will be more clear.
But as I told you previousely there will be soon new mirrorless cameras from the competition.

K-rumors learned from his own sources that Samsung signed a partnership deal with Schneider.
This are details of the deal:
1) Schneider reissues M42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 LensesM42 Lenses design with NX mount, new coating and construction.
2) Expect the release of four new Schneider lenses during the next months.
3) Those lenses would be designed by Schneider but built in Korea by Samsung/Optron-Tech with Schneider supervision and quality control.

SonyAlphaRumors reports that two Sony mirrorless cameras will be announced on late May. The new system will be called NEX.

I am curious to know what the big ones (Nikon-Canon) want to do….

  • Jose

    If Schneider reissues their lenses, then there will be no wide angles (or very wide angles). Also, no stabilisation, since Samsung opted for OIS.
    So, I think they will have to change their optical formulas somehow. Also, on manual focus lenses, you don’t care about the amount of mass you move whan you focus, but this is important for the battery life/ size of the focusing motors.
    I’m not very convinced…

    • admin

      Hi YDDY!
      No, I didn’t miss it. I already spoke with Andrew from EOSHD and I am checking the rumor with my sources.

  • Kjele

    The thought of just producing some old M42 lens constructions, slap on new coating and ship them with a new mount seems highly unlikely.
    Schneider has a long history of producing very high quality stuff for various camera manufacturers. The bright 50mm Xenon was available in at least Rollei and M42 mount. They also used the Xenon optical formula for a number of 35mm cine lenses of various lenghts. According to this paper they produced f2.0 28mm Xenon cine lenses:
    If they could produce a 28mm Xenon for standard film they can obviously scale down the lens to a f2 28mm equivalent (i.e. ca 20mm) for APS-C. Such a lens would be highly desirable.

    Schneider never had any zooms worth consideration. Just fast primes. I for one would really, really like to se someone producing a number of fast primes for a mirrorless camera.

  • bilgy_no1

    Isn’t every single Smasung compact camera fitted with a Schneider-Kreuznach branded lens? Perhaps they’re trying to make it look as though other manufacturers are adopting the NX mount.

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