This incredible story of DIY skill comes to us from SonyAlphaRumors, where a reader accidentally damaged his Sony A55‘s pellicle mirror by using Eclipse cleaning fluid. While waiting for a replacement, he hacked together a temporary fix, and found that wrapping it in plastic wrap worked well enough for the autofocus feature to function:
I’d be reluctant to consider this a permanent fix — if nothing else because the plastic wrap will doubtless warp pretty quickly. But for a short-term hack until a real replacement lands in your mailbox? Why not? And maybe this will mean the start of the next Lomo craze, replacing your mirror with other materials to create a slightly soft focus and interesting flares.