You give the impression that Sony invented the translucent mirror. I have an Olympus Camedia C-2500L in my collection which I believe uses a translucent mirror. If I am right, you should be applauding Olympus for their innovation and chastising them for not continuing with it. The C-2500L was my second digital camera. My first was an earlier version of this camera with a lower resolution which, regrettably, I no longer posses. My first camera was an Agfa Isolette and my first SLR was an Olympus OM1. The latter makes most of today's digital SLRs look a bit overblown
I hope the hallucinations are enjoyable ones and your recovery progresses well.