No more SLT!

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
garykohs Veteran Member • Posts: 4,711
Cheers for the SLT! ... and goodbye

As the owner of two SLTs - a55 and a77 - I applaud the SLT design for what it gave us - superior frame rate and superior video focusing for a bargain basement price. I have certainly enjoyed shooting with and benefited from Sony's use of this technology. I couldn't have done the photography that I have done over the last several years without it.

We all know SLTs involve a light tradeoff and the market has rendered a thumbs down decision - resulting in great values currently for those of us who realize that this light loss is not really relevant for the vast majority of our photos. But Sony has to make money so they are wisely reevaluating their strategy. Also pretty clearly the market is heading to mirrorless technology and Sony is wisely getting ahead of the curve.

The challenge will be to provide fast and accurate AF and a great viewfinder experience in the A mount without using a mirror. Time will tell if they can do that. For Sony shooters it is an exciting and nerve wracking time, as it has been since KM threw in the towel. Let's wish them the best and see what happens.

In the meantime I'm waiting for a $2,000 A99!

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