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What?!?! Why would you do that? You can get a small APS-C camera and your FF lenses will do what they do on FF, albeit with a (hopefully) minor IQ loss.
Edit: I mean, most 35/2 FF lenses are smaller even with the adapter, than the Zeiss 24/1.8.
That's because the Zeiss 24/1.8 is stupidly large. Look at the Olympus 12mm f/2 or the Olympus 17mm f/1.8, and you'll see super compact. True, if you're going for FF equivalent DOF in your crop mirrorless, you're still going to need large lenses, but that's not needed for most people (or desired in some instances).
Anyway, my point was: while mirrorless bodies are much smaller than a big pro DSLR, the biggest savings for my kit is in the lenses. I went from carrying an 18 lb shoulder bag to carrying a 6 lb shoulder bag, with the same range and speed of lenses. Yeah, 2 lbs of that was the camera body, but a reduction from 18 lbs to 16 lbs isn't that significant. If you're using all your DSLR lenses with just a smaller body, you might as well just use your FF DSLR.
I do think the adapter has good use for certain circumstances, when you really want a certain look for one lens (for many, it's the 35-50mm large aperture look that they can't really get from a smaller sensor.) Put a 35/1.4 in the bag with this and now you've got that look. But I don't think this is going to be particularly useful for those looking to not buy any mirrorless lenses.
Edited on Jan 14, 2013 at 08:58 PM · View previous versions