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SHOOTOUT: Nikon Z7 + Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S vs Sony A7R III + Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 (Lower Lundy Beaver Pond)

This page compares the 45-megapixel Nikon Z7 + Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S to the Sony A7R III + Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon.

The Nikon Z7 is a brand-new camera (late 2018) offering a large-diameter lens mount which eliminates most all obstacles to an optimal lens design for the brand-new and clean-sheet Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S.

The Sony A7R III is a year-old camera (2017). The Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon is a venerable but old lens rangefinder design for photographic film, never designed for mirrorless or even sensor cover glass, but is an optical design that was adapted/tweaked by Zeiss for Sony mirrorless.

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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 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.

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Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon and Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8S
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