I'd like to have an SLT-mirror that flips up during the shot

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I'd like to have an SLT-mirror that flips up during the shot
In reply to Dirk W, Oct 3, 2012

Dirk W wrote:

After looking at many comparison samples on the internet of NEX5N to A37/57 and NEX7 to A77 it becomes obvious that the translucent mirror adds noise, and I mean not because it "eats" some light, but mainly because it is an optical obstacle in front of the sensor that is not entirely clear like only lenses.

So why should Sony not take the best out of two worlds, keep the SLT for the great EVF and constant lifeview, but when you press the shutter it would flip up and give way for a free sensor? In my opinion this should not be a problem - except maybe that the continuous autofocus during bursts would become a little slower.

Since the SLT-mirror is much lighter than a traditional glass mirror, flipping up and down should go even faster with less vibration etc.

Any opinions?

Couple things. I do take my mirror out of my a33 sometimes, but then again I enjoy MF most of the time. When you get more comfortable with MF you can do it quickly and with more control than AF. Taking out the mirror allows more light, which means you will need lower iso.

With that being said, I agree with you that the SLT mirror hurts more than it helps. Unfortunately, I don't think sony agrees. IMO sony have their mind set on being the experimental brand and doing things differently, and to be honest having a mirror that flips up already exists, its called an SLR. Really having a SLT mirror that flips would allow PDAF during LV but thats about the only advantage. I think sony thinks keep that mirror in place gives a C-AF advantage.

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