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Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of 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 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, 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.

Guide to Mirrorless Cameras

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Four Thirds & Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic G-1 micro-4/3 camera

Panasonic G-1 especially compared to the Olympus E-P1. Intriguing results with RAW vs in-camera JPEG. RAW file included for your own analysis.

Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Panasonic Leica Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH

Fast, bright and well corrected wide angle.

Sigma DN 19mm f/2.8

Wide angle for Micro Four Thirds or Sony E Mount/NEX.

Sigma DN 30mm f/2.8

Normal lens for Micro Four Thirds or Sony E Mount/NEX.

Other Lenses for Sony Mirrorless (excluding Zeiss)

Zeiss Loxia

Zeiss Loxia (Overview)

Manual focus lenses for Sony Full-Frame Sony Mirrorless.

Sigma Foveon X3 True-Color Sensor Cameras

Sigma DP-2 with Foveon X3 sensor

[Archive] Sigma DP-2 with the amazing Foveon X3 sensor (original, LOW RES camera, not a Merrill).

Sony Alpha A7 Series

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 FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Premiere telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless

Zeiss Batis

Fixed Lens Cameras

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

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

  1. Sony RX1 and RX1R Introduction
  2. Images of the RX1
  3. Relative Sensor Size
  4. Accessories
  5. Sony Electronic viewfinder FDA-EVM1K EVF
  6. Hand Grip and Tripod Mounting
  7. Leaf Shutter Speed Limits
  8. Manual Focus Problematic Behavior
  9. Focus Creep (RX1R)
  10. Long Exposure Limited to 30 Seconds
  11. File Sizes and Bit Depth
  12. Getting Sharp Images Handheld
  13. Lens Diaphragm / Aperture Symmetry
  14. Focus Accuracy / Backfocus
  15. Portraits and Focus Accuracy (RX1)
  16. Distortion, Correcting Distortion (RX1)
  17. Optical Distortion (RX1R)
  18. Bokeh in General, Overall Lens Rendering Style (RX1R)
  19. Color Shading / Vignetting (RX1)
  20. Examples, Initial Probation (RX1)
  21. Aperture Series, Close Range (RX1, Dolls)
  22. Aperture Series (RX1, Pumpkins)
  23. Aperture Series (RX1, Mountain Bike)
  24. Aperture Series (RX1, Tile Mosaic)
  25. Aperture Series: Sunset Bristlecone (RX1R)
  26. Aperture Series: Bristlecone in Blue Dusk (RX1R)
  27. Aperture Series: Plastic Tubing, Wire Mesh, Sheet Metal (RX1R)
  28. Lens Rendering: Propane Tank (RX1R)
  29. Lens Rendering: Cabin Table (RX1R)
  30. Lens Rendering: Canned Foods + Bottled Water (RX1R)
  31. Lens Rendering: Storm Light on Cayenne (RX1R)
  32. Lens Rendering: Relief at 12,300 Feet (RX1R)
  33. Lens Rendering: The Moots Ride to Barcroft (RX1R)
  34. Lens Rendering: Yellow Seedheads by Grassy Creek (RX1R)
  35. Lens Rendering: The Way Across (RX1R)
  36. Lens Rendering: Bush with White Branches (RX1R)
  37. Lens Rendering: Bristlecone Graveyard at Sunset (RX1R)
  38. Lens Rendering: The Rock Can Wait for the Roots to Rot (RX1R)
  39. Lens Rendering: Brick Building at the Summit (RX1R)
  40. Examples: Pine Creek (RX1R)
  41. ETTR (RX1, Dolls)
  42. Extreme Dynamic Range: Rainstorm Sunset at ISO 400 (RX1R)
  43. Conclusions

FujiFilm X System

Sony NEX / Alpha APS-C Mirrorless

Zeiss Touit for Sony Mirrorless

Medium Format Mirrorless (*** REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION TO MF***)

Fujifilm GFX System (placeholder)

Fujifilm skips 35mm right to medium format.

  1. FujifilmGFX (placeholder)

Hasselblad X1D System (placeholder)

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses.

  1. HasselbladX1D (placeholder)

Olympus 4/3 Super High Grade SHG Lenses



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