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john farrar
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Re: SLT or DSLR?
In reply to Kim Flowers, Feb 3, 2013

I actually upgraded my old DSLR to the A57 BECAUSE it had an EVF image at least as large as on my old OM2, and also because the implementation of a video feature called 'Focus Peaking' into stills photography made manual focusing as easy as with a split-image rangefinder. For me and my use it's a no-brainer sticking with the traditional clunky arrangement.

OK, so the translucent mirror steals 1/3rd of a stop, but as using high ISO is nowadays so much better than even three years ago, I don't see a real problem. Continuous Autofocus tracks OK too. For commercial Sports Photographers, Nikon and Canon make specialist low noise, low pixel density models and appropriate fast lenses.

Step up to a Sony A65 with a 2.4mp OLED electronic viewfinder and 'wow!' is the reaction most camera users will give if they've never seen one before.  SLT is excellent for photo enthusiasts but slightly limiting for those earning their living from photography where Canon or Nikon badges are 'expected' to be seen on their camera bodies and lenses.

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