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60MP Sony A7R IV

Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art vs Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8: Twenty Lakes Basin, View Towards Mt Conness Drainage (Sony A7R IV)

Shot with 2nd sample of the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art, one clearly superior to the first sample, yet very likely not the best possible sample.

This series pits the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art against the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Biogon on a far-distance landscape scene on the 60-megapixel Sony A7R IV. Includes images from wide open to f/8 at up to full camera resolution.

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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.

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Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art and Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon (not to scale)

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