Head of R&D says Pentax is working on mirror-less FF 35mm and 645D?!

Started Dec 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Head of R&D says Pentax is working on mirror-less FF 35mm and 645D?!
In reply to Colorado CJ, Dec 17, 2011

With the rate of development with camera's the benefits of mirrorless will overtake the old mirror box style cameras.

Sure I love the optical view finder but lets be real.. its an old system designed when the only way to see through the lens was to shove stuff in the way..

These days.. there are very good EVF's and its a technology that's improving at a very fast rate, sure it will never be the same as an OVF but its has many advantages and can only get better.

As for the mirror box, it adds vibration, focus misalignment, restrictions on lens design and slows down the camera.

Without the mirror box, no need for the two second timer on a tripod to help fight vibrations, with the chip doing the focus no more back/front focus problems and with the evf we get to see exactly what the lens is rendering before we take the shot and with sensor based stabilisation we also get a stabilised view finder.

We also have live histogram's, zooming to focus and no restrictions to size.. we can have FF sized EVF on apcs chips (like the Sony's).

Id hate to see the OVF die out but I think as cameras become more advanced the old DSLR will become something else.. wireless EVF anyone?
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