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

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
theswede Veteran Member • Posts: 4,005
Re: I'd like to have an SLT-mirror that flips up during the shot

MaxLowLight wrote:

Why hello MaxIso.

Couple things. I do take my mirror out of my a33 sometimes


but then again I enjoy MF most of the time.

With what lense is that?

When you get more comfortable with MF you can do it quickly and with more control than AF.

Please do post some examples! Perhaps of your beautiful dog running around?

Taking out the mirror allows more light, which means you will need lower iso.

Indeed, you can go from ISO 1600 to ISO 1300 by removing the mirror. Earth shattering differences here!

With that being said, I agree with you that the SLT mirror hurts more than it helps.

Based on ... ? Could you post some comparison pictures since you pop the mirror in and out all the time?

Unfortunately, I don't think sony agrees. IMO sony have their mind set on being the experimental brand and doing things differently, and to be honest having a mirror that flips up already exists, its called an SLR.

Maybe you should look at Pentax? I hear they have SLR's with moving mirrors. Maybe they would suit you better?

Really having a SLT mirror that flips would allow PDAF during LV but thats about the only advantage.

You have noticed that your A33 has an EVF and no OVF, right?

I think sony thinks keep that mirror in place gives a C-AF advantage.

I think you don't think before you write what you think.


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