This is a guest post by Robbie Aspeling. A fellow photographer and Minolta/Sony shooter from many years.
As happens every now and again, I manage to get my grubby little paws on some new kit. In this case it was the newly announced Sony A57 DSLT (Digital Single Lens Translucent) camera. This is one of the new technology cameras that Sony are now making which have a translucent mirror instead of the traditional DSLR, whose mirror flaps out of the way when an exposure is made. Much has been said about the pros and cons of DSLT technology, but I find that the pros far outweigh any cons. This coming from my using traditional DSLR’s for far longer than I care to remember. Some main differences are that the mirror no longer has to move out of the way when an exposure is made. This gives the ability of a much faster frame per second (fps) vs traditional DSLR’s, as well as having an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF can now show additional information such as the actual value of settings, as well as the real effect of these different settings that the photographer has selected. The live view is direct and covers 100% of the frame. In other words, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).
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