I'd like to have an SLT-mirror that flips up during the shot

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Luebke Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: I'd like to have an SLT-mirror that flips up during the shot

theswede wrote:

And the obvious question, why the traditional mirror is made from glass and not from thin plastic, never crossed your mind. There is a reason a mirror is solid and stable (and heavy), and it's not that engineers spending their careers optimizing these mechanisms are stupider than you.


I don't really see the point of a DSLR with transluent mirror but I guess those clever Sony engineers would find a way to coat a glass substrate with their beamsplitter coating. Might even be much easier than using some kind of foil.

Sony did some great work designing that mirror/coating but it's not rocket science and those kinds of coatings are available for a long time. In fact money can buy you MUCH better coatings when it comes to constant transmission/reflection over a wide range of wavelengths.

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