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

Started Sep 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
Prismatic Regular Member • Posts: 280
Re: Sorry guys, but it's probably not a glass prism

Phil's Review (actually Simon's, who works for Phil), shows on the specs page the following line:

Viewfinder * • Eye-level fixed optical glass pentaprism

So I hope this puts the matter to rest
Prismatic (formerly: kodakrom)

David Kilpatrick wrote:

Because the leaked specifications clearly state it has a new INTERNAL
COATING. That mean's its mirror prism, with improved reflective
surfaces. You can not coat glass internally.

Now of course they could have got the wording wrong, but the other
specs which used the 'roof mirror pentaprism' term (Sony's language
for a porroprism) made it unlikely it would be a solid glass prism,
and this one just backs that up.

So don't get annoyed and disappointed if they turn out to have made a
brighter, better mirror prism and not fitted a glass prism.


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