Timeline


Year System Format Tech Type AF FFD
1930 Leica M39 35mm Film Rangefinder 28.8
1932 Contax (dual bayonet) 35mm Film Rangefinder 34.85
1936 Canon S (M39) 35mm Film Rangefinder 28.8
1936 Exakta 35mm Film SLR 44.7
1947 Nikon S (dual bayonet) 35mm Film Rangefinder 34.85
1949 M42 aka Praktica screw mount
auto diaphragm since 1956
35mm Film SLR 45.5
1950 Voigtlander Prominent 35mm Film Rangefinder
1952 Asahiflex M37 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1954 Leica M
digital since 2006
35mm Film / Digital Rangefinder 27.8
1955 Miranda (dual mount) 35mm Film SLR 41.5
1956 Altix 35mm Film Viewfinder 42.5
1957 Asahi Pentax M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1957 Topcon 35mm Film SLR 44.7
1957 Voigtlander Vitessa T Deckel 35mm Film Rangefinder 45.7
1958 Contarex 35mm Film SLR 46
1958 Kodak Retina Deckel 35mm Film SLR / Rangefinder 45.7
1958 Braun Paxette Reflex Deckel 35mm Film SLR / Rangefinder 45.7
1958 Minolta SR 35mm Film SLR 43.5
1959 Nikon F
autofocus since 1986, digital since 1999
35mm Film / Digital SLR AF 46.5
1959 Canon R 35mm Film SLR 42
1959 Voigtlander Bessamatic/Ultramatic Deckel 35mm Film SLR 45.7
1960 Konica F 35mm Film SLR 40.5
1960 Petri (bayonet) 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1961 Yashica M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1963 Olympus Pen F 35mm HF Film SLR 28.95
1963 Topcon UV 35mm Film SLR 54
1964 Canon FL 35mm Film SLR 42
1964 Leica R 35mm Film SLR 47
1965 Konica AR 35mm Film SLR 40.5
1966 Icarex BM 35mm Film SLR 48
1966 Mamiya TL/DTL M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1967 Ricoh M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1970 Rolleiflex SL-35 (QBM) 35mm Film SLR 44.46
1971 Canon FD 35mm Film SLR 42
1971 Fujica M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1971 Mamiya ES 35mm Film SLR 44.5
1972 Olympus OM 35mm Film SLR 46
1974 Mamiya SX M42 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1975 Pentax K
autofocus since 1987, digital since 2003
35mm Film / Digital SLR AF 45.5
1975 Contax/Yashica 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1977 Ricoh K 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1978 Mamiya CS 35mm Film SLR 45.5
1978 Praktica B 35mm Film SLR 44.41
1980 Fujica X 35mm Film SLR 43.5
1980 Mamiya E 35mm Film SLR 45.5
Autofocus era
1985 Minolta A
digital since 2004, Sony A since 2006
35mm Film / Digital SLR AF 44.5
1986 Olympus OM AF 35mm Film SLR AF 46
1987 Canon EOS
digital since 2000
35mm Film / Digital SLR AF 44
1987 Yashica AF 35mm Film SLR AF 45.8
1993 Sigma SA 35mm Film SLR AF 44
1994 Contax G 35mm Film Rangefinder AF 28.95
1996 Minolta V APS-H Film SLR AF 36
1999 Nikon F APS-C APS-C Digital SLR AF 46.5
2000 Contax N 35mm Film / Digital SLR AF 48
2002 Sigma SA APS-C Digital SLR AF 44
2003 Canon EOS APS-C APS-C Digital SLR AF 44
2003 Pentax K APS-C APS-C Digital SLR AF 45.5
2006 Sony A APS-C APS-C Digital SLR AF 44.5
Mirrorless era
2010 Sony E APS-C APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 18
2010 Samsung NX APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 25.5
2012 Canon EOS M APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 18
2012 Fujifilm X APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 17.7
2013 Sony E 35mm Digital Mirrorless AF 18
2014 Leica L APS-C APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 20
2015 Leica L 35mm Digital Mirrorless AF 20
2018 Canon EOS R 35mm Digital Mirrorless AF 20
2018 Nikon Z 35mm Digital Mirrorless AF 16
2019 Nikon Z APS-C APS-C Digital Mirrorless AF 16

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