Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2022-05-22 04:36:14

Sony RX1R II

Built-in EVF

The built-in EVF in theory offers great appeal: no “wart” at camera top to bulk-up the camera. But in practice, the eyecup is needed lest glare (light from the side/top) become a problem, and so all the built-in EVF accomplishes is to decenters the EVF to the far left side of the camera—and it doesn’t swivel up/down as with the Sony FDA-EVM1K.

Losing the built-in flash means no easy solution fill flash, so if the camera is used for shots of people or other situations where a catchlight or touch of fill flash is desired, this is a significant loss with no convenient replacement. Moreover the built-in EVF is not as friendly to my eyes as the EVF in the Sony RX1R II. Also it is at far left (not center), a core ergonomic change that might or might not matter to ap particular user. . Nor is it quickly retractable with the eyecup installed, and that eyecup is really helpful for outdoor use and thus just stayed installed for my usage (eyeglass users might think so also).

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.

Sony RX1R II (left), RX1 (right)

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2022 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.