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02-14-2015, 08:01 AM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Minor point of order: the mirror doesn't have to swing for it to be a reflex camera. There were quite a few twin lens reflex cameras made back in the day. Obviously though, a SLR mirror does need to swing
Indeed - I neglected to account for TLR's in my comment, thus 'reflex' derives from the mirror's 'reflection' of the lens' view through the prism and viewfinder. Learned something today.

Which actually properly states my point. When not actually 'educated' sometimes Wikipedia is your friend.

Wikipedia "Single Lens Reflex Camera"
"More recently, Sony have resurrected the pellicle mirror concept in their "single-lens translucent" (SLT) range of cameras"

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