Sorry guys, but it's probably not a glass prism

Started Sep 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
Alpha Doug Veteran Member • Posts: 9,222
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David,

You and I both know that this stuff gets written by non technical wordsmiths, who try to make the technical jargon sound yummy. I suspect (but can't prove yet) that what they mean is that the coating on the prism is "internal" in the sense of being "inside" the camera, rather then "external". I know that sounds a little silly, but I've worked with these advertizing guys before. I believe the camera has a nice bright pentaprism viewfinder (what else would Minolta guys use?) and they coated it to reduce reflexions. Just as with a lens surface.

But.....you could be right that it is mirrors in the shape of a pentaprism.
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