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Charlie N wrote:
Broken record here: Canon is lucky that Nikon doesn't engineer an EOS EF mount system for their top cameras such as D800e and this new D7100. If they were able to reverse engineer all functionality, there might be an awful lot of Canon lenses mounted to Nikon bodies!
I think they physically cant due to the distance between lens and sensor. Canon is further away than nikon, so you can add an adapter to the nikon to work with canon, but not vise versa.... dont quote me on it, just my understanding of it (read it somewhere).
They can. Kodak offered the same (first!) 14MP DSLR camera, the DCS Pro 14n (or c), in the early 2000s that had different mounting and flange distance, yet retained both brands electronic contacts and functions. The models were designated "n" or "c" at the end of the model number. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/kodakslrc
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Pretty cool concept.
The "why" would be that it would swing Canon owners toward Nikon, since one of the main objections would be neutralized: Canon superior lenses. I'm sure Canon would not be in favor of such a ploy.
It may never happen -- just fantasizing!
Ever wonder why Kodak went bankrupt?
So, you think that camera pushed them over the edge, eh? Mystery solved!
M43 and the old Pentax and Leica screw mounts did pretty good at swapping lenses around. M43 offers the electronics support.
IMO it seems like a marketing plus whenever a company can place a piece of its gear into a photographer's working rotation. Foot-in-the-door kind of thing.
Anyhow, it's just a thought.