EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2022-08-17 22:03:07
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 220.127.116.11
When adapting a lens to a camera there are imaging goals in mind, such as lens sharpness, speed, bokeh, focal length, etc. With the arrival of the compact 36-megapixel Sony A7R, a limited lens selection along with an EVF and high-res sensor bring new impetus to shoot 'good glass' in a way never before feasible; the Nikon D800/D800E still being the only other high-res option as of late 2013, but offering mangled Live View capability, and only on the rear LCD and only useful with a loupe.
Smaller and lighter lenses can be adapted with no concern for support. But practical issues of lens adapters can intrude. Consider the three items below: the Sony A7R, the Novoflex Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony, and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon. The Otus 55/1.4 APO is the finest lens ever made for a DSLR or rangefinder of any brand. And so one naturally gravitates to the idea of shooting it on the A7R.
Article continues for subscribers...
Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!
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.