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Date: 01/01/2014 | By: Heather

10 Mirrorless Blogs You Should Follow in 2014

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10 Mirrorless Blogs You Should Follow in 2014

Call me a nerd, but there is nothing that excites quite as much as coming across a great blog or website which talks about mirrorless cameras. (Well, pancakes with real maple syrup come pretty close! :-) ) Back in August, I made a list of mirrorless websites which I felt were worth following. Since then, I’ve come across many more excellent resources, so I felt it was about time to update the list with some of my favourites.

The following blogs feature an interesting variety of reviews, comparisons, photo essays and simple thoughts about the various mirrorless systems on the market. Some concentrate on a particular brand whereas others cover a wide spectrum like we do on Mirrorlessons.

It is wonderful to see that so many sites have taken an interest in promoting the mirrorless movement, and with 2014’s camera releases looking extremely promising, I’m sure many more will hop on the bandwagon soon. 😀



1. SoundImagePlus

We came across SoundImagePlus by chance a couple of months ago on Google+. It is run by David Taylor-Hughes and his wife, and is updated on a daily basis. David works not only as a photographer but as a videographer and musician as well. He uses a total of three systems: the Sony A7r, Fuji X-Pro1/E1/E2 and Panasonic GH3, making him somewhat of an authority in the MILC field. He often writes mini-reviews and essays about specific aspects of a camera which are more digestible than a full review might be.

2. Atmtx Photo Blog

Atmtx is run by Andy who enjoys photographing urban landscapes with his collection of Olympus Pens. Though he is primarily an Olympus user, he often reviews gear by other brands such as Fujifilm and Sony. I like how he always makes a point to include many large and impressive images in his reviews to break up the text. This is something we also try to do to make our reviews more readable. One of my favourite pieces from Andy so far is ‘The Fujifilm X100s from a Micro 4/3s user perspective.’

3. Tyson Robichaud Photo-blography

Tyson is a man with a sense of humour, and it shines through in his reviews and comparisons. Just have a look at his three-part OM-D E-M5 vs GX7 ‘battle for his affection’ and you’ll know what I mean. Generally, he writes about Micro Four Thirds cameras, but he has been known to compare them to Sonys and Canons as well.

4. FlixelPix

David of FlixelPix is an excellent resource for anything Fujifilm related. Beyond his informative reviews of the various X series cameras, he also includes photo essays of his travels, tips and tricks, e-books and presets for your downloading pleasure. He calls himself a documentary photographer, but whatever genre David dabbles in, he always comes home with a beautiful set of images. Be sure to check out his most popular article “10 Reasons to own a Fujifilm X“.

5. Camera Ergonomics

As the name of the blog suggests, most of Andrew Smallman’s reviews and comparisons focus on ergonomics, though he will touch on other aspects as well. I find it fascinating that he actually builds his own mock-up cameras out of scrap plywood to see how he can improve on the ergonomics of a camera, as in the case of his mock-up GH4. Once again, he focuses on Micro Four Thirds, with special consideration for the GH3, but he also talks about the new Sony A7/A7r, Fujifilm, Canon EOS M, Samsung NX and Nikon 1.

6. PekkaPotka

When PekkaPotka writes a review, it doesn’t take long for the mirrorless world to find out about it. Though, as an Olympus OM-D E-M5 user, he mostly writes about Olympus-related gear, he occasionally comments on other systems such as the Sony A7/A7r. My only complaint is that he doesn’t update his blog with new articles very often. Otherwise, he is a great resource.

7. RB Design

Many of RW Boyer’s articles deal with his discoveries and experiments in photography. A Nikon D600 and Fuji X100s user, you’ll often find him writing about these cameras within the context of his personal projects, one of my favourites being ‘The X100s as an art camera‘. A true expert in his field, RW Boyer’s writing is intriguing, informative and unapologetically honest, but we like him that way!

8. Echenique – Lights! Camera! Mad science!

Carlos Echenique is a photographer whose main body is the Nikon D800, but he also owns an OM-D E-M1 as a walkabout/travel camera, and a Pentax Q for stealth. So far, he hasn’t written many reviews but I enjoyed reading his comparison between the E-M1 and the Fuji X-E1, and I expect more reviews are on the way.

9. Ohm Image

Ohm is a photographer and audiophile based out of Japan. You’ll often find him reviewing and comparing Fujifilm cameras and lenses in the ‘photophile’ section of his website, though he’ll gladly talk about other popular releases from competing brands as well such as the Sony A7/A7r.

10. Thomas Fitzgerald Photography

Thomas is a trained animator, graphic designer, motion graphics artist and photographer. He often publishes interesting articles about Fuji X series cameras as well as the Sony Nex 7. His posts tend to concentrate on how you can post-process your Fuji raw files with various software. He has also developed his own presets for Lightroom which are available for free on his website.

We’re always looking for new mirrorless blogs to follow, so if you know of one in particular, do let us know in the comments section!


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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

  • Heather

    Great, I’ll go check it out!

  • http://www.echenique.com Carlos Echenique

    Hi Heather!

    Just to let you know that I just posted parts 3 and 4 of my review!

  • Heather

    I understand, and I’d never expect anyone to maintain a schedule they weren’t comfortable with! :-) We too try to stay away from advertisers as we like to provide balanced and unbiased reviews of the products we own and test. Looking forward to your design update, and keep up the great work. 😉 H

  • Heather

    Hi William and thanks for commenting. We actually included Admiring Light on our first list of websites to follow. I agree, it is a great resource! I only hope that more sites like this begin to pop up across the Web. 😉 Cheers! H

  • http://www.pekkapotka.com Pekka Potka

    Wow, I really was surprised and humbled to see my site in your list of favorites! Thanks and best wishes for the New Year, Heather and Mathieu!

    Your complain about my slow pace of writing new blogs is absolutely valid. While saying so I am not sure at all if this year will be any better. My site is just a hobby and so it will stay. I have shut the door for all advertisers (the latest asking was Sony a few weeks ago, as strange as it may sound…) to be totally independent of any expectations. All this is because I am very much in the phase of downshifting in my life. This makes the purpose of my site a huge mystery for me… 😉 But I will not disappear, just not promising anything. Actually I will update the design “soon”.

    Very Best Pekka

  • William Hum

    Hello Heather and Mathieu,

    You asked about mirrorless blogs that that you could follow. I would like to suggest a site called “Admiring Light”, by Jordan Steele. I’ve found the content to be well-written and informative and hope you will too.

    William

  • Heather

    Oh dear, I should have listed that important point before I even broached the topic of your great reviews! 😉 Happy New Year to you as well!

  • http://ohm-image.net ohm image

    Little ol’ ohm getting featured here is pretty damn cool. Just sad you didn’t give props to my drinking habits. Maybe I need to express that more explicitly. Cheers in 2014, to both you and to whatever you drink in this new year.

  • Heather

    You’re welcome! You’ll have enough reading material on your hands to last all of 2014. 😉

  • Heather

    I’m afraid I have to say ‘no’ to the Photoshop idea for the simple reason that I’m hopeless at it. 😀 But I like the idea of a monthly theme and getting other bloggers involved. I’ll meditate on this over a cup of tea… 😉

  • AnggaPJ

    Hey ya, Mathieu and Heather!
    Thank you for the website/blog links, they have been bookmarked and I can read them on my leisure time (when I’m not out having a shutter therapy).

    Cheers,
    AnggaPJ

  • Heather

    You’re very welcome. I’ll be curious to hear what you have to say about the GH4 when it comes out. I personally think the GH3 is currently the mirrorless camera with the best ergonomics around but that may change! :-) Keep up the great work!

  • Heather

    One honest opinion every now and then is much better than daily drivel, as I always say. 😉 Looking forward to part three!

  • http:tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.com TysonRobichaud

    Maybe a photoshop mashup, or a dual post where we can set a monthly or weekly theme and see what we and others come up with. Maybe a word association challenge? We can potentially get various bloggers to participate, or get it to grow organically? So many possibilities :)

  • http://www.echenique.com Carlos Echenique

    I was very surprised to see my site on the list. Thanks for taking the time to read my work. It’s nice to be acknowledged. Part 3 will be published once I return from my holiday. I don’t review prolifically because I take the time to use the equipment in my work. This may not make me timely, but I do give my honest opinions. Thanks again for inclusing me.

  • http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com.au Andrew Smallman

    Happy new year Mathieu and Heather. Thank you for including Camera Ergonomics as one of your blogs to watch in 2014. I will continue to spread the message about camera ergonomics and the user experience in the year ahead. Your MirrorLessons website is looking very nice with lots of interesting content. Congratulations.
    Andrew Smallman

  • Heather

    Sounds like fun! 😉 What did you have in mind?

  • http://tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.com TysonRobichaud

    I second Heather’s recommendation. I’ve been shooting with the GX7 and it is my favorite micro 4/3 camera that I’ve shot with out of the many I’ve owned and used over the years. At the current prices, it is a steal.

  • http://tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.com TysonRobichaud

    Happy New Year Heather and Mat, and thank you for the props, you guys and your blog are awesome :)

    I hope you guys are well and would love to connect, maybe for some blog-tennis?

    Cheers,
    Tyson

  • Heather

    I’m personally a big fan of the Lumix GX7. It is now available for just under $1000 with the kit zoom. It has one of the most up-to-date Micro Four Thirds sensors so the image quality is very good. Moreover, it is a very compact camera so if you use small lenses, you can carry it with you all the time.

  • Heather

    Your reviews are some of the best out there! Keep up the great work. :-)

  • http://alain-barre.com BARRE Alain

    Bonjour, sur mon blog http://www.alain-barre.com/ j’ai commencé une série de reportages sur Madagascar. Photos avec GX7 et 14-140, 20mm f1.7, 45mm f1.8.
    Excellent appareil pour le voyage, les portraits, la rue. Moins bon pour le paysage, sauf si on utilise le mode panorama.

    Les deux portraits que j’ai utilisés pour les voeux, sont également photographiés avec gx7.

  • http://blog.atmtxphoto.com atmtx

    Thank you. I feel honored that you have included me in your list of such great sites. Have a happy 2014.

  • Pearl Feder

    I’ve been following your blog as I’m researching mirrorless cameras. I’m a bit confused with all of it as I’m not an amateur but I’m also not a pro as the two of you are. Is there any mirrorless you would recommend for an advanced amateur looking for a good mirrorless for under $1000. I mostly shoot stills, use zoom lens when travelling. Also carry camera daily in case that special shot comes my way.
    Thanks for any help u can provide.
    Pearl

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