GBo: Hi all, will the a99 refuse to take pictures and video if the semi-transparent mirror is removed ? I mean to use this camera with manual focus lenses (in particular for video), in that case the 30% light loss is pure loss.Thanks,GBo
It'll work fine as long as you don't need AF. At least in a77 removing the mirror and putting it back in is an easy and quick operation - just avoid touching the plastic mirror part, it seems pretty fragile.
Would be nice if a99 on-sensor AF would function without the mirror, but as I understand they're only there to assist the main AF-sensor and can't function on their own.