onix

onix

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On Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article (183 comments in total)
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thygocanberra: I absolutely agree with the comments meland made - why are dSLRs so big, and along with that, why are the viewfinders so crap in the entry level (anda bove models) in comparison to film cameras - and yes I have a Pentax ME Super which does have a SUPER viewfinder.

Just an educated guess w/o doing research - I think the viewfinder image sensor is a cheap and fast one vs. the one that is actually used to click the actual shot. The mirror switches between the two, whereas in regular film SLR, the mirror switched between imaging to your eye and to the film.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 18:46 UTC
On Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article (183 comments in total)

It irritates me that cameras like these going after enthusiasts lack basic features and settings, such as arbitrary long open shutters and time-lapse photography. Why do I have to buy another ($200) adapter just to automate the shutter for time-lapse.

Also wouldn't it be great if there was an API that let us automate more things on cameras via a computer? Imagine using your camera as a webcam, or recording directly to computer HD if there might be a memory limitation. In my case, I'd like to be able to attach the camera to a telescope and microscope to automate some measurement, e.g. strobe photography.

These things seems so simple, and yet so far from getting any attention.

Maybe I'm the only one... someone please cheer me up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 18:43 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
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