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These are different designs, developed at different times. Forty years have gone between each was initially launched as the A-mount was simply acquired from Minolta which had by then fused into Konica-Minolta. The A-mount introduces AF which worked by Phase-Detection and hence lenses for that mount are designed to focus that way. Over the years, they were ...


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Almost definitely, yes it will leave an artifact in the photo. As you get closer to image sensor, defects and damage in the optical path become more visible and prominent. People worry about minor scratches on the front element of their lenses a lot, but defects on the rear elements of lenses typically cause more visible artifacts. Small dust particles or ...


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The mechanical shutter is still between the translucent mirror and the sensor when the camera is turned off. Even if you select the option to use electronic first curtain with mechanical second curtain, which leaves the shutter open just as many cameras do to use Live View or record video, it doesn't leave the sensor unprotected when the camera is turned off....


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I would like to add that unlike a traditional DSLR, the mirror in an SLT is not essentual to the operation of the camera. It can be removed in a few seconds and carefully stored in many small compact flash card cases. The camera will operate without a complaint in manual mode. The contrast based manual focus assist will still function. The preview in ...


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Just my opinion, but it's not worth the possible damage you could do for half a stop. I don't think you'd break the mirror, but it's apparently at least partially made of plastic and has coatings on it. And those you might damage. You could also affect focus alignment. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. This Youtube video demonstrates ...


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I own a Sony A77 SLT camera. I am an 'avid' photographer. As well as well composed and static shots I enjoy pushing the camera to its limits in various ways including situations where correct timing of shutter release is critical. Overall I am happy with the tradeoffs that come from the EVF system. One factor that biases me is that I have been waiting for ...


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SLT is the designation of sony cameras employing a pellicle mirror, an electronic viewfinder as well as a phase-detection autofocus system. The pellicle mirror causes about one-third of an F-stop's worth of light to get lost to the AF system. This is of course something you don't want, but the gain is a phase detection even when recording movies. The EVF ...


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Yes, the SLT a35 has a focus motor in the body. You can use legacy A-mount lenses, such as Minolta lenses since 1986, and non-SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) and non-SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) lenses on the SLT a35.


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I own a Sony A77 SLT camera. I am an 'avid' photographer. As well as well composed and static shots I enjoy pushing the camera to its limits in various ways including situations where correct timing of shutter release is critical. Overall I am happy with the tradeoffs that come from the EVF system. I am long accustomed to taking action shots with motion ...


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