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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    I would like one of each. PM me on the amount to PayPal you so you aren't out of pocket.
    John,
    If they are available I think I will see if Bill will send one bigger order. I then can send them to everyone in the US that wants them. Probably much easier than Bill having to send multiple packages though customs to the US.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    OK Terry, that would be fine too.
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    I think I was too harsh on the 16 MM lens. Here are some out of camera JPGs I shot yesterday. Nothing fantastic but it gives you an idea of how the 16 paints images.














    In particular look for the distortion and see if it is as bad as it has been made out to be and look at corner sharpness.
    Last edited by barjohn; 18th July 2010 at 18:23.
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    Nuclear Cooling Tower, never completed.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Here are a few more:











    V/r John

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    All the color smearing that is seen in the OOF areas are not due to the lens' characteristics but that of the sensor/processor. All the RAW files from NEX's are compressed (otherwise they can not record it this fast)- one of the drawbacks of miniaturization.
    are they not using a lossless compression method?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    I don't really see any real problems with either corner sharpness or distortion in your shots. Looks like it may be an OK lens particularity for the price.

    Especially for an effective 24 lens.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Here is a series of shots taken with the Leica 40/2 (a little street fun).














    V/r John

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Do you like Balboa bars or frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and covered with nuts? Balboa Island is the place to go! How about that pasta. The shop has a lot of different olive oils and truffle oils too! Toys for kids and plenty of little charming restaurants.

    More shots with the Leica 40/2.













    How do you think this lens compares to the 16 mm in terms of sharpness and rendition? I really like it myself.
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
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    If they are available I think I will see if Bill will send one bigger order. I then can send them to everyone in the US that wants them. Probably much easier than Bill having to send multiple packages though customs to the US.

    Terry
    Terry, Yodobashi didn't have either of the caps in stock. They are only available on an order basis. However, there are other options, so I'll look into this a bit more to see if anyone else has them in stock.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Bill,
    I don't want to send you on a wild goose chase through the city. Got an email from Monza that he is also working on trying to get some.
    If it isn't trouble I would say try another place....also if Yodabashi would order them for you and that is easy, I'm happy to send over a paypal for all of the stuff and I would coordinate an order to cover all of the forum members

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Bill (and everyone), RJ ("jinfinances") informs me that he has made the rear lens caps for the E-mount. I have urged him to make the body caps as well.

    In the meantime, I have found another 3rd party Nikon lens rear cap that fits the mount.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by fotoingo View Post
    How is the optical performance of the 38 pancake ?
    Can you upload some pictures (maybe some full res ?) taken with f2,8 , f4 and f 5,6 ?
    Looks nice but the pancake is really rare, isnt it ?

    Im waiting for my Contax G adapter and a set of lenses 28mm, 45mm, 90mm.
    They will arrive in the next days. Im curious about the performance of those "gems" (after reading a lot about them).

    Hi, The Olympus pen F 38/2.8 was never known for its optical performance (within the pen F lineup). I showed that because both the pancakes (Oly and Sony) are 5 element 5 groups construction (the Olympus 38/2.8 is a Heliar type lens). The Olympus pancake 38/2.8 has ~0% UV transmission as opposed to the Sony 16/2.8.

    Having said all that, it does seem to make sharp images with the NEX-5. I think I will be using it a lot. It makes a fantastic fit (size/weight)!

    Yes, it is rare and is a collectible lens.

    Oh, almost forgot..it is a shame to stop the lens down for normal shooting. For landscapes, maybe one (or at most two) stop down.
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by sebboh View Post
    are they not using a lossless compression method?
    Presumably, yes. I do not want to comment on that any further as I have no ideas on those. As is the case in general, it could be a result of any number factors and/or (mostly likely) a combination factors (one being the Nyquist limit and the AA filter strength).

    I was a bit surprised to discover that in the video mode, the SOM-Berthiot has nearly full coverage! Very little corner darkness!
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    As a workaround I suppose if you have any mount adapter you could use that camera's body cap as a NEX body cap and just remove them together when using the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    As a workaround I suppose if you have any mount adapter you could use that camera's body cap as a NEX body cap and just remove them together when using the camera.
    Bummer. $80 body cap.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Olympus Pen F Zuiko Macro 38/3.5 on the NEX sensor at ISO800 (slight crop).


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    I ordered a rear lens cap for the 18-55mm from Sony Parts, and can confirm that it fits - although the material is very thin and flimsy.

    Part no. is 417083701. Cost is $1.84 + tax + $2.5 shipping. Again, my luck with Sony Customer Service and Sales is not very good, so no freebies for me
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    Funny, they list the rear cap but not a body cap in their parts list (type "NEX5" in "Model number prefix" box).

    Search Sony Parts

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Contax G 35/2, ISO 200, 1/250 sec, f/2.0
    Uncropped, a touch of sharpening, no other pp from RAW.
    I like the bokeh. DOF is really shallower than I had expected.
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    Last edited by tom in mpls; 8th September 2010 at 12:54.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Tom - I feel like you are teasing me. I bought this lens from KEH the other day. It arrives tomorrow. Now for the adapter....I have no idea when it will come.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by tom in mpls View Post
    Contax G 35/2, ISO 200, 1/250 sec, f/2.0

    Attachment 33271
    May I ask which adapter you used, Tom? (Though perhaps there is only one available?) I've not bought the NEX yet, but I do have the 45/2, 21/2.8 and 90/2.8 and would hope to be able to use the 45, at least. Was the NEX plus that adapter & lens much of a hassle to focus and use in general?

    Your camera continues to delight and amaze....

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    I bought the Kipon adapter here. I was completely amazed when it arrived yesterday from China via FedEx 4 days after I ordered it. The lens focuses all the way to (and past) infinity.

    I find it awkward to hold the camera, push the magnification button, turn the focusing ring, touch the shutter, recompose and shoot. The focus ring in particular is a bit hard to reach comfortably. I'm very pleased with the results.

    Terry, I bought some rear caps also from Japan Exposures. A bit pricey for caps, but so it goes.

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    I'm not sure why they don't go ahead and shim these adapters or at the very least provide a set of shims we can use to adjust them ourselves. I think I finally have mine adjusted so that infinity is correct and I can accurately use the focusing scale on the lens barrel. For the prices they charge they should either properly calibrate for infinity or provide the shims period.
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    John, I would share your complaint except for one reason: this Contax lens doesn't have a distance scale! I wish it did.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    You can still share my complaint.
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    Not a great pic, but colors are spot on with AWB. Again uncropped, touch of sharpening only. ISO 800, f/2, 1/30 sec. A bit underexposed due to back light, but no flare.
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    My adapter arrived 45 min ago.

    Just wanted to share the size of the adapter + 28 + 45 + 90mm lenses.

    I added some Pentax 110 lenses to the comparison. (and a selfmade (not really good) 110 -> mFT adapter)

    I will do some snapshots with the Contax lenses today (and with the 110 lenses in some days)

    Thx for sharing all the info here ! Great thread !

    PS: Sorry for the crappy quality of the pictures. Shot them in a minute. Have to go to work now
    Last edited by fotoingo; 21st July 2010 at 23:15.

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    Great fun with Sony around the world here

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    would you recommend a contax g over a cv lens? I don't have either one but I'm not sure about the focusing ring on the g adapter.

    will the g lens render similar images as c/y lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    You can still share my complaint.
    "To infinity ... and beyond!"
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Here is a little "Bokeh-Test" from the 45mm @ f2 and the 90mm @ f2,8

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoingo View Post
    Here is a little "Bokeh-Test" from the 45mm @ f2 and the 90mm @ f2,8
    those look great, i'm still trying to decide whether to get the contax g or voigtlander lenses myself. i'd love to see examples from the voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 on a NEX camera if anyone has them.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by sebboh View Post
    those look great, i'm still trying to decide whether to get the contax g or voigtlander lenses myself. i'd love to see examples from the voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 on a NEX camera if anyone has them.
    I've got the Contax G arriving today. Unfortunately, the adapter is lagging behind. I also hav the Voitlander color skopar (f2.5) but still waiting for that adapter as well. Will do some side by side tests. Don't have the f1.4

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by sebboh View Post
    those look great, i'm still trying to decide whether to get the contax g or voigtlander lenses myself. i'd love to see examples from the voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 on a NEX camera if anyone has them.
    This is the lens that I'm most interested in, too. I can't wait to see some examples from someone. I'm really liking the look of the 35mm 1.4. It's small, well built, and pretty sharp. Distortion and sometimes suspect bokeh are the only things to watch out for.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    I got alle three lenses (and a G1+Flash+Bag) in nearly mint condition for the price of a new voigtlaender.
    So there was no real choice for me... Haha.
    And I read alot about the Contax G 45mm so this way or another...
    I wanted to try it out.

    Next week I have free time and will shoot the new lenses + maybe do some comparisons with the Kit+Pancake Sonylenses.

    @Pen F Pancake Owner : Can you post some pictures, please :-) I'm really curiuos how it will perform.
    It's like 550 Euros Mint on Ebay USA. Maybe I will get one cheaper someday....

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    Has anyone tested a CZ 25 2.8 on the nex?
    Im thinking of changing from a 28mm Elmarit ASPH to get closer to a 35mm FOV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoingo View Post
    I got alle three lenses (and a G1+Flash+Bag) in nearly mint condition for the price of a new voigtlaender.
    So there was no real choice for me... Haha.
    And I read alot about the Contax G 45mm so this way or another...
    I wanted to try it out.
    i'm jealous. at the prices i've been seeing the cost of contax 35mm + adapter is about the same as the price of the voigtlander 35mm, hence my dilema.

    i heard so many great things about the contax g lenses. even though i really like my pen f 42mm f/1.2 on the NEX i'm still kinda tempted to get the contax 45mm as supplement for landscape with it's different rendering.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    a few more pics from the pen f 42mm, all wide open. bokeh can be quite interesting:






    and one from the 16mm kit lens:

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    Contax G 45 mm f2.0 wide open jpeg straight from the camera with no post processing.

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    A little bit of camera porn....
    All shot at ISO 6400 with no processing,






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    Sony NEX 5 with Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm f2.8 (it sure looks strange !!)

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    Photo taken with Sony NEX 5 and Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm f2.8 (aperture was set to f4).

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by sebboh View Post
    a few more pics from the pen f 42mm, all wide open. bokeh can be quite interesting:






    ...
    These are beautiful!

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    A little bit of camera porn....
    All shot at ISO 6400 with no processing,





    Grrrr. Where in the world are my adapters???? One of them is on a slow-boat-from-China.

    These look beautiful. How about some reports on how they are working?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    That is why it pays to pay for the faster shipping.
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Hi Cindy, just got home around 9:30 last night so no time or light to shoot. Will work with them this weekend.
    These did take a long time to arrive - mostly from their "landing in the US (new york???) on the 12th until they got to me on the 22nd. (ordered July 5th)

    I'm not wild about the LTM version. the lens comes to a rest at an odd angle so that the aperture and dial is almost lined up at a 90 degree angle to the top of the camera rather than spot on with the m-mount version. That means the focus tab is just in the wrong place. I may try and send that one back for a second m-mount as I have all of the LTM to M Voigtlander adapters already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    A little bit of camera porn....
    All shot at ISO 6400 with no processing,





    Nice. And how do they perform on the NEX? Can't wait to see results.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    hi Terry
    the 50 'lux looks fab on the black 5 . . . excellent

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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    hi Terry
    the 50 'lux looks fab on the black 5 . . . excellent

    YES!

    BTW, John, I did order expedited shipping on 2 of them. My M adapter is on the slow boat!

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