I've somehow managed to get 2 scratches on the Mirror on my A35 and need to get a replacement. Normally the marks don't show up on photos but I'd still like a replacement mirror for peace of mind, the problem is nowhere seems to sell replacement mirrors even though I've seen videos of people replacing them. So if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated
As far as I know a damaged translucent mirrior will not be covered by warranty. As this part of the camera is very sensitive against finger prints and scratches, maybe it is better to get it replaced professionally, before scratching/touching a brand new one by trying to put it in...
As long as your autofocus is not acting up because of the scratches, you will be fine. You will not see markes on the photos caused by scratches, but you may have a tiny bit of loss of light. This is negligible and will be compesated by the metering system of the camera and you will not notice it.
Ah that's good to know thanks The auto focus is fine and the scratch has only shown up in 1 photo when shooting inside, but I also found that when pointing into the sun I get a strange defraction from what i assume is the scratch. I'll get in touch with Nedis and BSS and see what can be sorted out, thank you both so much for your help
yes, you are actually right that in some situations it can be possible to see the scratch on images. I presume it is because the mirror is located pretty close to the image sensor... Maybe it is a bit like dust on the sensor that you see really well in areas with blue sky, but otherwise you cannot notice it much.
I can imagine that it also has some negative effect in the EVF, like diffraction in strong sun light, as you described.
Just watch the bahaviour of the AF system, the image quality (visible scratches) and the ease of framing with EVF under different conditions. It would be a pity to figure out that the results are bad when you are e.g. on holidays or at other photo occasions that cannot be repeated easily.
I hope that Nedis and/or BSS will be able to help you!