Could Sony buy Kodak patents? Improved manual focus for a99?

Started Nov 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP J Birn Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Re: Could Sony buy Kodak patents? Improved manual focus for a99?

Kilrah wrote:

I don't think it has anything to do with patents. Several other manufacturers use the same system already. I had a couple of Panasonic cams a few years ago that did it.

Really? Then why didn't Sony do it, when they are putting so much R&D into getting people switched over to digital viewfinders?

I've never had this in a digital camera myself, but I used to have a Nikon film camera with a split-image focusing screen in the middle of the viewfinder. It made manual focus really easy, you just adjusted the focus until the top and bottom parts in the middle lined-up. And it only took up a small part of the viewfinder, so you could easily compose your shots as well as checking focus.


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