Concept Camera: The Retro Mirrorless (Unofficial) Canon AE-D

David Riesenberg's concept of a Canon ILC is exactly what we'd want in a mirrorless camera

Canon is one of the last major manufacturers to hold off jumping on the ILC bandwagon — but if they were to, this is what I’d like to see them do. This stunning concept is the Canon AE-D by David Riesenberg, who has crafted one of the more realistic concepts we’ve seen in a long time. Heavily influenced by the classic Canon AE-1 and AE-1P, Riesenberg referenced their classic and simple designs with this work.

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Reisenberg has obviously put some serious thoughts into the physical aspects of this camera, as you can see in his discussion of the requirement of a brand new lens mount:

Unlike so many concepts, he actually took into account the physical requirements of some of the components, and had to modify his design slightly. That said, his choices of a full frame sensor, and kit of 50mm f/1.0L lens are perhaps a bit optimistic. I love the retro look and feel of this, even the bizarre pop-up flash. Here’s hoping that when Canon does decide to make an ILC, this is the route they take.

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[via YankoDesign]