A couple of garden shots using the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II on the NEX-5N.
A couple of garden shots using the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II on the NEX-5N.
scho, I see the the issue I had with the 28 on my NEX5 with the corner issues on pics #2 (upr lt corner very obvious) and slightly on pic #5
please when you get time take a flat on fully open aperture shot of a woods or brick wall at a distance where focus would be set to infinity. I am really curious if Sony truly fixed the issue I had with the 28 Contax in the corners with apertures of 4 and larger. I figure if they did on the 5n then they surely did for the 7 as well.
thanks in advance
maybe I can get to use my 21mm if the corner issue has been fixed ..... wheres my sawsall
Carl & Keith,
I am seriously contemplating getting either the CV 12mm or 15mm for my upcoming NEX-7. I am having trouble deciding between the two.
Keith, is there a lot distortion with the 12 mm? The crop makes it at 18mm which is a very nice width for landscapes assuming the distortion is controlled.
Carl, the 15mm looks great and the crop makes it ~24mm also very good for landscapes and even for some street stuff.
I will be getting the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens for everyday use.
Care to wax philosophically on this subject gentlemen?
Here are a few examples of the CV 12mm on the NEX 5 from New Orleans. As you can see, with off centre subjects, there's certainly distortion, but then you'd expect it at that wide an FOV. There are some magenta corners with the lens, although it rarely bothers me, especially for B&W.
As always, click on an image for a larger view.
I agree that the 28 G and probably all wide RF lenses below 50mm have varying degrees of corner distortion issues on digital platforms, but with the lenses I've been using and the subjects that I typically shoot this is a very minor issue, particularly with the 5N. There are no corner distortion issues with either of the particular images you mentioned. Both are crops so you can't see the original corners. The #2 was shot handheld in a 30 mph wind at 1/80 sec so you most likely are seeing some wind induced blur in the trees. I'd be happy to shoot a flat field subject, like a textured wall, at varying apertures using the 28 G if you would like to see the distortion at wider apertures, but I really don't think it is a significant problem.
I don't have the 12 so I can't make any direct comparisons. The 15 does have some corner distortion, but it seems to be reasonably controlled on the 5N. I have the old screw mount version of the 15 and although it is very tiny (matches the 5N in that respect) it is quite awkward to focus on the 5N because the focus ring has no tab. It is not a lens that I would use very often, but the wide FOV is nice to have for certain landscapes. The great DOF would be advantageous for street shooting and you could just stop down to about f/6.3, set a fixed distance, and shoot away without the need to focus each shot.
Yeah Carl I have continued to use my 28 on my NEX 5 but do a work around using no larger aperture than 5.6 with that lens. The 45 and 90 on the NEX 5 are as good as it gets. I was hopeful that with the 3G showing corner performance improvements that the 7 might be able to resolve the 28 and possibly the 21 better than my NEX 5.
If you say it's a non issue I will accept your findings and be even more impatient for November
From the images I've seen I would lean more toward the 15mm if you are going to do landscapes. You can see the distortion of the 12 in my black and white image against the Toronto skyline - the CN tower is quite distorted. I rarely use this lens for landscapes - more for fun type subjects and street work. I don't have the 15mm
Here are a couple more examples - no 2 shows lots of distortion
Thanks guys. Based on your input and the samples you have provided, I think I will plan on th CV 15 mm for wide work on this camera. That wil make my NEX-7 kit at:
- Cv 15mm f/4.5 for landscapes
- Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for walkabout
- Cv 35mm f/1.4 for lowlight normal aspect
A few shots with my 30 yr old Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 on the NEX-5N.
I've posted a few images here because they're a bit wide. If you want to see several more samples: http://www.jaegraphy.com/blog/?p=128
First, DO NOT buy the cheap ebay adapters, I'm returning mine to the sketchy seller. I purchased a Photodiox version and while it looks Identical on the exterior to the cheap ebay version, it doesn't grind and stick. I also have a Metabones adapter on the way.
I apologize for the horizontal scrolling on the blog, need to get that fixed!
These are OOC JPG with Noise on LOW and mode on Standard.
I have NOT POST processed these at all except for slight straightening. The included lens hood was used, no polarizers or filters of any kind were used. I have purposely not post processed these images to simply demonstrate what amazing files you'll get to start from. I can't wait for RAW support to be fully implemented in Adobe Camera Raw.
I'm just flabbergasted by the level of contrast and detail in these images. This is possibly the best value lens I've ever purchased. The lighting was very flat today, overcast yet the contrast and saturation is just incredible for Zero post production! Come on! Let me emphasize, the lighting Sucked big time today.
Its pretty good wide open but fantastic at F2.8 with most aberrations negligible at that end.
I'm pretty sure I'll be purchasing another one as a back up.
My only drawback right now is the somewhat busy bokeh at F2 with some purple fringing but I'll have to do a bit more experimenting. I'm really curious what this would look like on a full frame sensor. The PF gets cut down a lot at F2.8.
The NEX-5N JPG engine also seems to oversaturate Red and Magenta a bit even on standard.
Wide open at F2:
Various apertures I do not recall:
Couple of happy snaps from last weekend. A900, 16-35, 24-70
Sony a33 sunset shot
Fog over Mt Tamalpais... ZA 24-70 and 16mm Fisheye
Edward, Great color in both photos. The 24/2 is a stand out, what ISO was used?
I post some A77 images here but I am still looking for the colours a850 used to give me.
Can we post film image here?
One small mushrom, shot with NEX-C3 and Mamiya 80mm Macro lens
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M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2
October is "one prime" month on Dyxum. This time over 100 people participating in a month long challenge to only shoot with one prime lens and post 1 picture with it every day (or 3/week or any other self inflicted challenge, as long as it is with only one prime lens)
I've chosen the A850 with an old Minolta 35/2 (a 2nd hand I got not too long ago and I am liking it better every day)
Here's some stuff I produced:
much more can be seen over here
Carl Zeiss Biogon T* ZM 25/2.8
Konica M-Hexanon 90mm F2.8
Leitz Summicron 35/2 (iv)
Beautiful tulips! love those two shots.
I'm here in Devon & Cornwall UK, on vacation. This is my first post to getdpi, all done on a cheap laptop so I hope they came out OK. These Cornwall photos were taken with my a900 and a variety of Sony lenses.
A few quick snaps with the NEX-5 and a Canon 50mm F1.4 LTM. I am quite happy with the rendering of this lens. No post processing has been done on the images, only re-sampling/resizing.
The Canon Glow
this is very much home territory to me - I grew up in St Ives, and we have a house at Brane. I'm intrigued to know where the deaf white cat sign is . . . it looks frighteningly familiar - you've done a good job on Lanyon Quoit, but seem to be missing the Men-an-tol - Is that the merry maidens or . . . .
Whatever - I hope you're having a grand time in my home county!
all the best
Just this guy you know
Here are a couple with the A77 and the 24 f2 at the botanical gardens in Palermo:
Just this guy you know
I stayed in Carbis Bay for 8 days as a base. The cat sign is just off from Land's End A30 when you turn onto the B3315 (my wife has a 9kg white male cat). One of the ladies at the Apple Tree Cafe (below) gave me sticky notes on my Ordinance map of all the neolithic sites - good coffee too! Long story short, couldn't find Layon in daytime but did in pitch black with the windup LED flashlight I used for the photo. Men-an-tol pics not ready, I met the unwelcomed bull (below) coming back from there, alone deep in the misty moors surrounded by nothing but abandoned buildings, a 1km from my car. Not merry maidens (to come) but Boscawen-un (below), again at night. Last photo is it with 16mm fisheye.
Terrific 3 weeks, in Tosberry Devon now but leaving this weekend for home. Sent you a PM before I left Ottawa, but so much security now, probably did not get through.
My old trusty NEX 5 with a Contax G 45 at Bushkill Falls PA
I just received the new 30mm macro lens and wanted to see how close it could focus (close!). I borrowed a famous image that made the rounds lately, scaled to 20x40 pixels. It seemed only proper that the pixels be provided by an iMac display.
Voigtlander 12mm F5.6 ASPH + NEX-5
Did not realise A77 is a low ISO machine till today
One from a quick trip down to our reservoir last night, I'm loving the early evening light we've been getting this fall...
Beautiful images in this thread.
Went downtown for lunch with my new gear:
1. A77; Zeiss 85mm f/1.4; 1/160s @ 1.4; ISO 125
2. A77; Zeiss 85mm f/1.4; 1/200s @ 1.4; ISO 100
3. A77; Zeiss 85mm f/1.4; 1/200s @ 1.4; ISO 100
It's great to see that you using Sony. I've enjoyed your work and look forward to more here. Really like this set.
nex-7 with konica hexanon 57mm f/1.2 jpg just resized.
Sony Alpha 900, 500mm f 8 Minolta Mirror lens. We live on a barrier island in NJ and got hammered yesterday with a Nor'easter. 50 mph winds, sideways rain (no snow).
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