Embarrassing, on a $2500 camera

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. RichA

    Sandman Guest

    "Both cameras exhibited terrible light leaks until we used optical
    viewfinder covers/shutters"

    It was as expected - without the finder cover, a SLR leaks light like hell.
    That's what the finder cover is there for, you know. :)
     
    Sandman, Mar 12, 2014
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  2. That's what I've been saying anyway.

    In order to make such a long exposure at such a high ISO with the sun
    coming into the finder one would need a few neutral density filters.

    So this is sort of a non-issue for normal photography but it is
    interesting anyway.
     
    Oregonian Haruspex, Mar 12, 2014
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Give them time. There are a couple things to note. One, Sony has taken a noticeable piece of the serious camera market since they started and two, carrying forward old lenses (which they could have from Minolta) would have been a mistake. Old lenses, for the most part do not perform well on digital cameras, especially mirrorless. For example, before it was completely revamped, Nikon's 35mm f/1.4 was an expensive travesty. Sony will get there, provided they stay in the game.
     
    RichA, Mar 13, 2014
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  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    This test was obviously extreme, and it makes me wonder if this
    That test was, but they've had leaks under normal conditions with outdoor lighting as well, apparently.
     
    RichA, Mar 13, 2014
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  5. RichA

    Bowser Guest

    Nope. When I had a NEX 5 they said native lenses were coming. They
    never did. I gave up and moved to m4/3, where there's a very, very
    nice selection of bodies and glass. There's nothing like it in the
    NEX/a7 world, and won't be. Ever. Sony does a lousy job of following
    up their systems with glass. They always screw up the end game.
     
    Bowser, Mar 13, 2014
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