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Tariq Gibran wrote:
Tariq Gibran wrote:
What is this about flip away SLT mirror? I've seen someone do a test with it and without it on an a55, and you can't see any difference.
Fro critical, long term use, the SLT mirror is just one more potential problem waiting to happen - something most Pro's don't want to have to worry about. What happens when it gets dirty? How do you clean it? When will some weird stray reflection show up? How much contrast will I loose from my high end Zeiss or Leica glass? Even if it turns out to be perfect in use (I have seen what looked like contrast differences between NEX-7 and a77 in tests though), there is still that nagging feeling that it's a potential image robbing/ problem prone surface between the lens and sensor. I don't think it belongs on a no compromise, high end Pro camera myself. I don't think I'm alone.
As long as it's as easy to remove as the a55 mirror, I'm okay with it. I still love the OVF of the a900, but the EVF on the NEX-7 has grown on me, so I wouldn't be completely adverse to switching, particularly if it's an improved EVF.
I could deal with the EVF, particularly since it would likely be even better than the already good one in the NEX-7. I don't know about removing the translucent mirror. Seems like it might possibly result in some sort of issue since the camera would have been designed with it's use in mind. For instance, is it's effect taken into account as part of the AA filter? Would the camera be more prone to moire without it? Color balance/ WB (is it truly neutral)? Other decreased functionality/ changes (exposure metering, ISO)? I have no idea, just wondering what other aspects the translucent mirror might effect in the camera design.
AF is obviously gone, but otherwise I can't find any reported problems with IQ once the mirror's removed. On the a55, at least, it looks like in improves sharpness (if you put faith in this shooter's testing).
Yeah, AF would be nice to have on occasion. I think what everyone really wants is just a larger, FF mirrorless option - a NEX-7 on steroids.