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Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Sony.

See also L-Mount mirrorless table of contents

Sony Mirrorless Lenses

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom.

  1. Introduction to Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
  2. Distortion Examples @ 12mm, Uncorrected and Corrected
  3. Distortion Examples @ 17mm, Uncorrected and Corrected
  4. Distortion Examples @ 24mm, Uncorrected and Corrected
  5. Aperture Series @ 12mm: Mosaic
  6. Aperture Series @ 12mm: Mosaic (Sony A7R IV)
  7. Aperture Series @ 17mm: Mosaic
  8. Aperture Series @ 24mm: Mosaic
  9. Examples: Rock Creek and Morgan Lakes, High Sierra
  10. Examples: Twenty Lakes Basin (Sony A7R IV)
  11. Examples: Dana Lakes and Glacier Canyon
  12. Shootout vs Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8: Pescadero Creek Overview
  13. Shootout: Sony 12-24/4 vs Zeiss Batis 18/2.8: Pescadero Creek Downstream
  14. Shootout: Sony 12-24/4 vs Zeiss Batis 18/2.8: Blue Water Flows Over Dark Rocks
  15. Aperture Series @ 13mm: Pescadero Creek Side Pool (with Focus Stack)
  16. Aperture Series @ 12mm: Pescadero Creek, Upstream (with Focus Stack)
  17. Aperture Series @ 17mm: Dana Lake Iceberg
  18. Aperture Series @ 12mm: Raindrops Fall On Dana Lake
  19. Aperture Series @ 12mm: Melting Out Dana Lake #3
  20. Imaging Performance @ 12mm, Single Frame vs Stacked: Pine at Morgan Lake
  21. Imaging Performance @ 24mm, Single Frame vs Stacked: Downed Tree, Last Kiss of Sunlight
  22. Shootout @ 12mm: Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 GM vs Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM: Two Aspen, Lundy Canyon
  23. Shootout @ 12mm: Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 GM vs Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM: Brilliant Backlit Beaver Pond Meadow
  24. 3-Way Shootout @ 18mm: Mosaic (Sony A7R IV)
  25. 3-Way Shootout @ 24mm: Mosaic (Sony A7R IV)
  26. Shootout @ 12mm vs Sony FE 12-24/2.8GM: Big Tree at Alpine Creek Bend
  27. Shootout @ 20mm: Sony FE 12-24/4G vs Sigma FE 14-24/2.8 DG DNSony FE 12-24/2.8 GM: Death Valley Strata

Sony Alpha Mirrorless

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R.

Sony Alpha A7S

Full frame compact 12-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor with 4K video.

Sony NEX / Alpha APS-C Mirrorless

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