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About sans mirror

Welcome everyone. 

I've been on the Internet pretty much from day one, and have had an active Web site—bythom.com—for well over a decade now. As part of making sense of my sprawling Web presence, I’ve now launched this second site, dedicated to the so-called mirrorless cameras. These smaller, yet sophisticated cameras have come to supplement the larger DSLRs I've been primarily writing about for many years. One of the things that was happening on my old site was that it was trying to do too much in one place. That was also holding back a significant site-redevelopment project, too, as the constant adding of more compact and mirrorless camera information to an already huge site was resulting in more things needing to be done on a new site design faster than I could deal with them.

No longer. Sansmirror is my announcement that I’m splitting the byThom Web site into more manageable chunks. In the case of this particular site, specifically those cameras with no good name. Call them mirrorless, call them SILC (small interchangeable lens camera), call them EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens), call them...well, you get the idea: they don't yet have a great name that's standardized in everyone's minds. Even the camera makers don't seem to be in agreement.

You’ll find that I’ve already moved some of my previous items off bythom.com and onto this site, as appropriate, plus I’ve added some even more info about mirrorless cameras than was already on that site. As before, I use a tab-based menu system to help you navigate all the content. You'll find that menu system in the gray bar under the banner photo.

Other things you should take note of are the integrated RSS and social media support. I'm still experimenting with those things, so bear with me as the sidebar content gets shuffled a bit as the site settles into a rhythm of its own. As with my other sites, I don't currently accept advertising, though I'm considering possibly adding some. Right now the site is supported through your use of Affiliate Links (see this explanation for the full details). You'll find some in the side bar at the right. Let me thank you in advance for your continued use of these links. 

As you may note, the blog on the News/Views tab already has some entries in it: I’ve been keeping parallel sites going behind the scenes for awhile now, so when I posted something on bythom.com that was eventually destined for this site, I co-posted it here. Today you’re finally able to see all that at work.

I hope you enjoy this new site, and let me know how I’m doing from time to time.

Help me improve this site! If you find incorrect or incomplete information, be sure to let me know. Just fill out the form on the Contact page and let me know what you found.

Right now sansmirror.com is still a one-person operation (or part-of-a-person operation, since it's just one of the many projects I work on). Over time, I hope to change that and add other voices and other interesting content to the mix. I hope you enjoy what I've done. Be sure to let me know how I'm doing from time to time.

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