We have been following reports for months now that Nikon is at work on a full frame mirrorless system to take on Sony in the full frame mirrorless segment. These reports have been based, at least in part, on Nikon confirmations of a ‘pro’ mirrorless system that they have in development. However, to this point, no official confirmation has been made in regards to the system being full frame or not. But we have been given yet another clue pointing to a full frame mirrorless system.
According to some newly published Nikon patents discovered by Hi Lows Note, a Japanese website, it would seem that Nikon is developing lenses for a full frame mirrorless system. As well, the lenses are somewhat impressive with a 50mm F0.9 and 35mm F1.2, which would be incredible launch lenses for a mirrorless system.
We do need to point out that just because these patents exist it does not mean that these lenses will come to market, nor that Nikon’s pro mirrorless system is in fact full frame. So don’t go betting your life on it, but these are clues as to what Nikon is thinking, what they are considering. In fact, more times than not products described in patents never see the light of day.
There are also endless possibilities here, maybe Nikon is working on a shared APS-C/Full-Frame mount similar to Sony’s E Mount. Point is, we still don’t know what they are doing behind their closed doors over there. That said, launching a full frame mirrorless system with a 50mm F0.9 and 35mm F1.2 at or around launch would certainly be one way to garner some attention and take some air out of the Sony systems well developed sails.
Things could be getting interesting on the full frame mirrorless front soon… and we are honestly super excited about it. Mirrorless Rumors is keeping a great eye on these reports as well, so make sure to keep an eye on their excellent coverage over there.