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flash, unless you use the included Sigma HU-11 hotshoe adapter. And this allowed a laughably low 1/15thsec sync speed. The resolution for high-quality stills was passable at 24 megapixels, but the only monitor was the fixed rear screen. While Sigma does offer the LVF-11 LCD viewfinder, it’s really just a bolt-on loupe and still doesn’t tilt. Sigma’s revised fp L answers some of those issues, as it’s fitted with PDAF, an optional tilting viewfinder and a new 61-megapixel, back-illuminated sensor with a

plus standard¼-20 threaded holes to fasten strap lugs or accessories. Both Sigma fp cameras – which continue side-by-side in the range – have a director’s viewfinder option, allowing you to set the camera to give the view as you would record on other cameras, such as Arri, Sony and Red. This is for DOPs on big movie shoots, rather than jobbing filmmakers. As a more general-use camera for stills and video use, the original fp fell short in the usability stakes. There was no phase detection AF (PDAF) or hotshoe to trigger a

“Sigma’s revised fp L is fitted with phase detection AF and optional tilting viewfinder”

low-pass filter to prevent moiré. No other full-frame mirrorless camera has a higher resolution, although it is matched by the Sony A7R IV. There is a very good chance both cameras use the same sensor. This makes it so much better for stills shooters, with the



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