Is SLT dead or alive ?

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K E Hoffman
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Re: Is SLT dead or alive ?
In reply to LeicaBOSS, 6 months ago

LeicaBOSS wrote:

I have an A77 as well. I like it, and understand your A65 is just as good - but the SLT is kind of a stop-gap. They needed to do something different (because they were getting destroyed by everyone else) and the market rewarded the SLT with a tiny 1-3% market share.

It's the SLT mirror, dude - most people don't trust it. They don't like it. It's got to go!

And it will go as soon as they fine tune the on-chip AF.

-B

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From time to time, I point my camera at the right things. This is generally when I forget everything I've learned.

Not sure about "Most"  but yes it is something new... like them damned motorcars scaring the horses.. and people make odd assumptions.. I get the concern about the light loss as I do astrophotography sometimes.. I was very sensitive to that until I did some real thinking about it.

But I never really worried about the loss of IQ from it.. even on SLRs people worry about mirror slap.  We over analyze systems here.. most people just buy a camera.  Then there is the loss of IQ because of IBIS worry some used to have.. it is a moving sensor.. etc.

In reality the mirror is just a stop gapĀ in any system that has an imaging sensor instead of film. Liveview hitting DSLRs was the beginning of the end of the mirror. Sony just got to where everything will go eventually.

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K.E.H. >> Shooting between raindrops in WA<<
Don't Panic!.. these are just opinions... go take some pictures..

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