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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Mount Adapters [MOUNT ADAPTER EF-EOS R SERIES]
Business Owner
Canon Inc.
Category
07-01 Cameras, mobile phones and tablets
Company
Canon Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
19G070390
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Mount adapters that enable for conventional SLR camera lenses to be attached to new mirrorless mount cameras. The functions of conventional lenses that are optically and electronically supported can be used with new mounts without any limitations. There are also some with filter functions and operation rings, making it possible for conventional lens assets to be used with the latest technology.

Producer

Go Tokura, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive, Image Communication Business Operations, Canon Inc.

Director

Yoshifumi Ishikawa, Advisory Director, Senior General Manager, Design Center, Canon Inc.

Designer

Miyabi Orihashi, Kazuhiko Miyahara, Toshimi Chiba, Design Center, Canon Inc.

More information

https://cweb.canon.jp/eos/special/eos-r/mountadapter/

Already on the market
2018/10

Evaluation

When making the switch from a digital SLR to a mirrorless camera, or even just using both in conjunction, majority of users had been facing the dilemma of what to do with the lenses that they have collected over the years. In general, lens mounts are offered as a makeshift solution in which they could offer compatibility with SLR camera lenses from previous models or other makers. However, by adding control rings, drop-in filters and other functions, this product has successfully created a new value of realizing something that could have not been possible before by extending the range of compatible lenses, going beyond the utilization of same brand lenses. The possible combination with drop-in filters may even motivate people to use SLR lenses on mirrorless models, creating a reverse phenomena.

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