Sometimes you hear things, and you just go “Whaaaaaat?” Today, I had one of those moments when I saw this rumor. According to a report over on Canon Rumors, they have received reports that Canon and Fujifilm may have a partnerhsip in the works for the mirrorless market.
Now, before anyone gets too excited, this rumor deserves some major salt application. But still, the possibilities here are really exciting. According to the CR report, things for Fujifilm would stay largely the same, but Canon would start making lenses compatible with the X-series, and EF-M lenses would gain compatibility with the X-Series (presumably through an adapter).
If true, I feel like this is a good move from Canon. They have been reluctant to go all in with their mirrorless line of cameras and if you aren’t going to do something right then why do it at all?
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Fujifilm would be the clear winner here if this turns out to be true. One of the biggest complaints that I hear about the Fuji system is the lack of a robust lens ecosystem. If Canon were to join the C-Series ecosystem, that would almost instantly get rid of that problem and give Fuji the ammo it needs to take on Sony and Panasonic in the mirrorless realm.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you like to see this partnership happen or would you prefer that Canon get mirrorless “right” on their own? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss.
[via Canon Rumors]