back focus 10mm... while possible for a mirrorless mount (like EF-S on EF), it most likely would have to extend into the mount.
Hmmmm 16-28f2.8 with a protruding front element??? Why would they do that??
Even if they choose,a different mount I am sure they will keep electronics the same, this way adapters would just change the flange distance without having to do with electronics and they would be cheap and easy to make allowing easy use of existing EF lenses
It is just a patent; many patents do not become products.
I like the page 7 drawing of the patent... a very minimalistic point and shoot.... well, these drawings probably are meaningless and generic. Still, a lens for fixed-lens camera?
I have one question.
Does the Mirrorless camera benefits from low flange distances in practice ? I want to stress the word in PRACTICE.
I knew from the past that Laica made great wide angle lenses.
I also know that in theory smal flange distannce give advantage in UWA lenses and almost no effect in tele range.
I also remembered how sony strugled to integrate UWA in NEX models.
What is the situation now?
thanks in advance
IMHO short flange is always an advantage unless having a compact lens is priority, worst case scenario you can use design of a lens with long flange and put the elements within the lens far from its mount.