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    If a sony shot in a forest who would hear it?
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    It's all because of “accurate phase detection autofocus”!!!
    “If you find yourself saying I’ll fix it in Photoshop, stop and slap yourself in the face, because you’re being lazy”


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    Some dispute the claim it is an 'SLR'. There's no optical viewfinder. More info: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyslta55/

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    That's why they added the T so it is a DSLT, but get rid of the optical viewfinder!
    They keep bringing out lower end cameras for the consumer market and not the higher end
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    Its not an SLR. By definition it is not an SLR.

    Even sony call it an SLT.

    "The designation 'SLT' stands for single lens translucent"
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    Sounds like it to me too. I can't find the official Sony release though, or is that pretty much what the DP review story is?

    The DP review story gives more emphasis to the 'SLT'.

    The British Journal of Photography says:
    Sony has unveiled what it claims to be the first digital SLRs - or DSLT...
    ...the most important innovation, says Sony, is the inclusion, for the first time in a DSLR, of the Translucent Mirror Technology.

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    BTW canon had pellicle mirror cameras out int he 60's I think.

    It steals about 1/2 a stop of light, not sure if the other downsides (yellowing with age and brittleness) are stil relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    BTW canon had pellicle mirror cameras out int he 60's I think.

    It steals about 1/2 a stop of light, not sure if the other downsides (yellowing with age and brittleness) are stil relevant.
    Yes, look here:
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...llix/index.htm
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...S-RT/index.htm


    So as Nikon made few model too. (F-H, F2H and F3H / all highspeed motor-drive model with pellicle mirror)
    Those has a optical view finder.
    It's not a new technology...

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    It is pointed out in the article that Canon used it in the 60's, but I didn't know Nikon had too.

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