A77 mirror lock up possible?

Started Aug 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Steve West Veteran Member • Posts: 5,560
Re: A77 mirror lock up possible?

As stated, you can remove the "mirror". When I first bought the A77, I too thought I would want to shoot without the mirror in place, but Sony really did a superb job with the design of this second-generation beamsplitter. Even under severe conditions like astrophotography, there is no ghosting (unlike the first generation beamsplitter). I also have mounted my A77 onto the microscope, and I thought that I would want to remove the beamsplitter to get very good imaging, but I have found the results superb and tiny details show up very well. I have a Panasonic GF1 that doesn't have a mirror, but the A77 turns out far better detail with the beamsplitter. This is mainly due to the lack of mirror slap vibration and using the electronic first curtain shutter.

Anyway, I'm guessing you'll quickly convince yourself that it is just not worth the effort to remove it.
Steve W
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