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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-06-2018, 03:58 PM  
So glad Pentax isn't making a mirrorless now!
Posted By TheoRK
Replies: 69
Views: 3,876
I don't either. For me it's a backup thing if I don't have another camera at hand for that. But "Video" brings a lot of nice gimmicks like the GH5 "post focus". Instead of taking a single photo, it records 4k video with a quick focus sweep. Select where you want to place the focus later. Sure, it's only 4k and takes a second not 1/200 but 6k TVs are a reality and 8k are on the horizon and a 8k video mode, better processors and so on making things like this possible in 8k? 8k 16:9 is 33 MPix photos that you can select the focal plane after the shot.

Getting a headache from electronic but not optical viewfinders sucks. Glad I don't have these. Other than that any advantages of keeping a physical mirror?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-06-2018, 01:52 AM  
So glad Pentax isn't making a mirrorless now!
Posted By TheoRK
Replies: 69
Views: 3,876
I can fully agree with troika above.

The things that made me *not* buy a mirrorless System when I decided to go from Superzoom Bridge to interchangable DSLR-style were:
- Lack of available lenses for the applications I was interested in
- Lack of features taking full advantage of the new technology
- Price

The later point will become obsolete as new models are released and previous series bodies come available.

Why not an electronic viewfinder? Yes, with my 300mm f/4 and a x2 adapter mounted I can see things with my dark-accustomed eyes that I can't take a photo off (I had to go fully open aperture and ISO 50k to begin to visualize what I could see with my eyes through the viewfinder). Why would I need to see things, I can't take a photo of? Electronic Viewfinder will do fine, most of the time I only use the viewfinder anyway if it's too bright to actually see well on the screen or when I need full auto-focus capabilities. To confirm focus, LV is so much nicer: Outlines of what is in focus, x16 digital ZOOM to confirm focus on Stars, etc. all that you could have in an electronic View Finder.

Why the mirror? I only see disadvantages. It's slower than electronic shutter. Taking a nice Macro with foucs-stacking and HDR exposure the camera goes tack-tack-tack, then I have to manually change focus on my KP, then tack-tack-tack again introducing vibrations. Yes, there is the mirror pre-release, but again: Why a mirror if I need to activate a work-around to get rid of it?

I would like an updated K3 (or a software update for my KP) to allow focus-stacking, but a mirrorless version (still using the K-Mount Lense environment) would be so grand. If the body size would not get reduced (I don't mind my KPs size), we could have an electronic viewfinder, a decent flash, GPS, ... there is so much room taken up by that prism and mirror...

Can anyone tell my why the people mentioned above migrated back to a loud, vibrating mirror thing? Was it actually the camera handling and missing a mirror???
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