« on: February 15, 2015, 11:36:59 AM »
Canon as a company seems to have no corporate memory. A pellicle mirror would eliminate the moving mass entirely, and Canon made and sold them 40 years ago. Surely they could reintroduce them, and perhaps improve them as well.
Whose memory is failing
Canon has made several Pellical mirror cameras over the years. Some were limited editions, but two or three models were mass produced. None of them caught on.
First came the Pellix, then the Pellix QL, then the limited production F1-HS, then the EOS RT, and finally the EOS 1N RS. I think that they remember the failures very well.
Refresh your memory.
Thank you for those links. They make my point for me...Canon clearly has done it (more than 50 years ago, my bad to think it was only 40), it was popular (quoting form the first link - "it was a popular camera."), and having used the later RT, I can state that it worked very well, thank you.
With modern fabrication technology, the limitations of that tech could be eliminated.
Although a high quality EVF might be a cheaper option these days.