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Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon Df

Full-frame 16 megapixel Retro Style DSLR..

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..

Pentax K-3 (APS-C)

23-megapixel APS-C DSLR with an unusual feature set..

Nikon Z7

Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Alpha A7R III

Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..

Sony Alpha A7R

Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..

Menus and Button Setup

How to configure the camera for serious shooting..

ALLVIEW—Any Lens Live View Camera

Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD.

Ricoh GXR with A12 Mount for Leica M Lenses.

Use Leica M lenses on a digital back designed for them..

Fujifilm Finepix X100

The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony Cybershot RX1R II

Diminutive full-frame camera with 35mm f/2 fixed lens..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Flagship model for 2017..

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..

Sony Alpha A6000

Value camera: 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with EVF and vibration-free shutter..

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Leica X2

Leica’s large-sensor 'affordable' compact camera..

Overview of Sigma Foveon Sensor cameras

Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..

Sigma dp Quattro Cameras

Mid-2014 models with newly designed 3-layer APS-C sensor..

Sigma dp2 Quattro

45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica M Typ 240 Usability Issues

Specific issues affecting usability..

Leica M Typ 240 In Use

Overall design and behavior..

Leica M Typ 240 Compared To Full Frame Cameras

Relative sharpness and performance across cameras..

Leica SL Typ 601

24-megapixel interchangeable lenses, high-res EVF..

Leica Q (Typ 116)

24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..

M9 Rear LCD, Image Review

Modern digital features lacking with the M9..

Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field..

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (2010 FLE)

Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M..

Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits..

Leica 50mm f/2 APO Flare

Ghosting and veiling and ring flare pre/post production fix..

Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH

Compact lens for portraiture or similar..

ALLVIEW Cameras

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Terrific backup bodies or even primary body for M-mount lenses..

ALLVIEW— Any Lens Live View Camera

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD, and especially Leica M-mount.
HISTORICAL, please see Guide to Mirrorless..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-17 Reader Comment: Nikon Z7 and Nikon NIKKOR Z Lens Line

2018-10-13 Canon EOS R, Shooting it Today

2018-10-11 Nikon Z7 Has a Serious Behavioral Problem: Buttons go Unresponsive, Screen Blinks and Blinks

2018-08-25 Nikon Z7: High-Grade EVF

2018-08-01 Is It the End of the Development Road for Leica M Cameras? (Updated with Reader Comments)

2017

2017-12-18 Reader Comments: Sony A7R III, Nikon D850, EVF, Focusing, Landscape

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: High Resolution Tilting Rear LCD with Touchscreen

2017-08-23 Nikon Announces the D850, Commentary + Reader Comments

2017-07-02 REVIEWED: Leica M10

2017-05-25 Sony A9 First Impressions

2017-04-19 Sony’s New α9 Camera Appears to Target the High-End Sport Shooter Market

2017-02-28 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Did Not Ship From B&H Today (for me and another)

2017-02-24 Fujifilm GFX 50s: General Review Pages, Waiting For the GFX to Arrive

2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D REVIEWED: Operational Usability, EVF, Flash Support, etc

2017-01-24 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Tilt Adapter for EVF

2017-01-18 Fujifilm GFX 50 Megapixel Medium Format Announced: Hi-Res Display Wonder (EVF, Rear LCD, Top Panel)

2017-01-18 Leica M10: Inertial Design

2017-01-06 Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus E-M1 Mark II

2016

2016-12-24 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: User Interface Problems, No Choice but to Disable the TouchScreen

2016-09-20 Reader Comments: Leica S System Promises

2016-09-19 Sony A99 II: Mirrorless that Looks Like a DSLR

2016-08-23 Nikon D810 Rear LCD with Zacuto Loupe vs Sony-style EVF

2016-07-08 Reviewed: Leica 90mm f/4 Macro-Elmar-M

2016-06-22 Hasselblad X1D-50C: 50-Megapixel Mirrorless Medium Format

2016-06-11 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon on Leica SL — a Joy to Focus and Still the Best Overall M Lens

2016-05-01 EVF Mirrorless vs DLSR

2016-01-23 Reflecting on the Ricoh GR

2015

2015-12-24 'Discounted', not 'Discontinued' Reflects a New Plausibility

2015-12-23 Sony RX1R II: Is it Worth Upgrading from RX1/RX1R?

2015-12-13 Sony RX1R II: Ergonomics and EVF

2015-12-01 Sony RX1R II Arrived

2015-11-06 Sony RX1R II Now Available for Pre-Order

2015-10-20 Leica SL Typ 601 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System: the Logical Joining of DSLR and Mirrorless

2015-10-07 Reader Comment: Big DSLR Price Cuts, Why?

2015-10-04 Sony A7R II: Field Usage

2015-09-21 Reader Question: Nikon or Sony?

2015-09-05 “Window between Sony and Nikon D820”

2015-08-30 Sony A7R II: the EVF (and why Canon and Nikon suck and are clueless about what is useful)

2015-08-26 Canon EOS M3: Coming to USA

2015-08-06 Sony A7R II: 5X Live View Magnification in EVF is Fugly, with Pixellation, Jagged Edges, and Obvious Subsampling degradation

2015-08-04 Readers Write on the Sony A7R II: is there a quality issue with the EVF?

2015-07-21 Will the Leica Q Kill the Leica M?

2015-07-07 Sony A7R II: Is it the Death Knell for Leica M?

2015-06-10 Announced: Sony RX10 Mark II, Sony RX100 Mark IV

2015-03-27 Emerging Features that Are Essential: Make the Camera Work for YOU

2015-03-27 Nikon and Canon: Catatonic?

2015-02-27 Sharper Images by Technique and Shot Discipline

2015-02-22 It’s 2015: Where Does Leica M Stand?

2014

2014-09-30 Leica M Typ 240: Operational Reliability in the Field

2014-08-22 Sony RX100 Mark III: Better than a DSLR When Gone Fishin'

2014-08-03 Nikon D810 Rear LCD with Zacuto Loupe vs Sony-style EVF

2014-07-24 A conversation with Ming Thein on the Pentax 645Z and Nikon D810 and More

2014-07-22 Reader Comments: D810 Review, Lenses, etc

2014-07-16 Nikon D810 About to Ship

2014-07-10 Pentax 645z: Detail Rendition and Image Quality on Variety

2014-07-08 Pentax 645z: Handheld Portraits with the Pentax 90mm f/2.8

2014-07-08 Pentax 645z: Noise from ISO 100 to ISO 204800 with RGB, Channels, Grayscale

2014-07-06 Pentax 645z + 25mm f/4 Aperture Series: Blue Beater Bike

2014-07-05 Pentax 645z + 25mm f/4 Aperture Series: Mosaic

2014-07-05 Pentax 645z + 90mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Mosaic

2014-07-04 Is 50 Megapixels Sharper than 36 Megapixels?

2014-07-04 Reviewed: 50-Megapixel Pentax 645z

2014-07-02 Pentax 645z: 50 Megapixels Arrives

2014-06-27 “D810 Live View is Good”

2014-06-26 Thoughts on Nikon D810

2014-06-25 Nikon Announces D810

2014-06-25 Nikon D810 Leaked Specs: Improved Sensor, EFC Shutter

2014-05-21 Sigma dp Quattro Sensor Spectral Sensitivity for True-Color Images with Full Spatial Resolution

2014-05-20 EVF and Sensor Resolution: Higher is So Much Better for Critical Focus

2014-05-15 Pentax 645z: Hitting the Bullseye on Which Target?

2014-04-30 Sony A6000 Comments

2014-04-24 Leica T System vs Sony A7/A7R for those M Lenses

2014-04-24 Leica T System: Quick Comments

2014-04-18 Consistent Focusing Accuracy Requires a High-Resolution EVF: Leica M vs Sony

2014-02-19 Reader Comment: Zacuto Loupe: “amazed by the result”

2014-02-04 Leica M Typ 240: Support for the Higher Resolution VF-4 EVF Not Feasible

2014-01-31 Sigma DP Merrill: Readers Respond

2014-01-30 Micro Four Thirds and APS-C? Whither the Future? Wither the Future?

2013

2013-12-22 Handheld Optical Nirvana with the Sony A7R and Zeiss Otus 55m f/1.4 Distagon

2013-12-12 Sony A7R: Leica M Lenses

2013-12-10 Sony A7R / A7: What’s Coming

2013-12-05 Sony A7R: the Kitchen Sink Menu System Design Paradigm is Alive and Well

2013-12-03 Sony A7R + 35/2.8: Arrives Tomorrow

2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Adapting Zeiss and Leica Lenses via Lens Adapter

2013-11-11 Leica M Users Ask: Is the Sony A7R the Ultimate Leica M Lens Platform?

2013-11-05 Thoughts on Nikon Df

2013-10-25 Leica M240: Shutter Vibration Appears to Damage Image Sharpness

2013-10-22 Eye Detection in Sony A7R: It’s About Time

2013-10-16 Sony A7, A7R: Breakthrough in Image Quality in a Compact Package with Killer EVF and LCD Too

2013-10-13 Reader Comments: Sony RX1R

2013-10-11 Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 APO-Distagon with Adapter on Sony A or NEX or Similar?

2013-10-10 DSLRs Still Have no EVF Option

2013-10-10 Leica Updates Firmware for M Typ 240

2013-10-10 Sony NEX A7 and A7r: 24 and 36 Megapixels on Full Frame?

2013-10-09 Nikon D610 Makes Solid But Incremental Gains in Performance

2013-10-08 24-megapixel Ricoh Pentax K3, and Pentax DA HD Limited Lenses

2013-09-24 The Perfect Camera for the 80% Case

2013-09-18 Old Geezers Need an EVF: the Rear LCD and Presbyopia are a Bad Combination For Aging Eyes

2013-09-15 Thoughts on a Full-Frame Sony NEX

2013-09-09 Sony RX1R: My Preferred Shooting Configuration

2013-09-03 Sony RX1R: Essay on Its Gestalt Especially vs the Leica M Typ 240

2013-08-26 Leica M Typ 240: Unreliability Continues: Freeze and System Reset

2013-08-19 Sony RX1R Impressions

2013-08-16 Traveling (Mountains)

2013-08-06 Ricoh GR: Close Range Portraits

2013-08-03 Ricoh GR: Shooting Tips

2013-08-02 Ricoh GR: Optical Viewfinder, but no EVF

2013-07-31 Is the Full Frame DSLR the New Medium Format? What do DSLRs Lack?

2013-07-28 Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder: Terrific Improvement over Built-In E-M5 EVF

2013-07-14 Leica M Typ 240 Usability

2013-06-28 Leica M Typ 240: Unreliable

2013-06-12 EVF Compatibility: Olympus EVF Offerings on Leica M Typ 240

2013-06-12 Reader Comment: Leica M Typ 240 with EVF for Noctilux

2013-06-11 Leica X Vario: Fixed f/3.5 - f/6.4 Lens on APS-C, no EVF

2013-06-06 EVF Compatibility: Does the Olympus VF4 Work on the Leica M Typ 240?

2013-05-24 Leica Mini M

2013-05-20 Autofocus with Sony NEX-7

2013-05-10 Olympus Introduces PEN E-P5

2013-04-28 EVF or LCD Zoomed-In Focusing Implementations

2013-04-27 Form Factor and Camera Appeal

2013-04-27 Optical and Electronic Viewfinders: EVF + Optical + LCD = Synergy

2013-04-22 Reader Asks: Buy the Leica M Typ 240?

2013-04-19 Why Don’t DSLRs Have Both Optical and Electronic Viewfinders?

2013-04-12 Commentary + Reader Comments on Leica M

2013-04-10 Reader Comment: Leica M Typ 240 / M240 Features and Cost

2013-03-29 Reader Asks: Optical Viewfinder for Sigma DP Merrill?

2013-03-06 Why an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is Not Optional, and Not Sufficient Either

2013-01-27 Five Appealing Cameras

2012

2012-12-12 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-10-15 An Open Letter to Sigma on the DP1 Merrill

2012-10-06 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-09-18 The New 24-Megapixel Leica M240 from Photokina is a GAME CHANGER for Leica Users

2012-09-17 24-Megapixel CMOS Leica M (Typ 240)

2012-09-13 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-06-07 On The Way: Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Leica X2

2012-05-24 Zacuto EVF Electronic Viewfinder

2012-04-14 Fuji X-Pro1+ 35/1.4 Examples

2012-01-31 Another ALLVIEW camera: Ricoh GXR with Leica M Mount

2011

2011-12-29 Sony NEX-7 — Reader Comments on Images and Commentary

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