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    Evening photo with Pentax FA43mm lens at aperture 4.
    Some fujicolor added with DxO filmpack 3.0

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Thanks to a tip from Vivek (edit: it was actually Hot who pointed out this lens), I picked up a CCTV 35mm f1.7 lens ($32 on ebay!) with NEX adapter. This lens is fun/quirky to use at f1.7. There is some magenta shift in the corners, and anything outside the center of the image is quite blurry at f1.7, but you can get some really fun shots.

    Here are some samples from a stormy day at the beach:













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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    HI Mike
    These are lovely . . . I'm missing my NEX7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    Thanks to a tip from Vivek, I picked up a CCTV 35mm f1.7 lens ($32 on ebay!) with NEX adapter. This lens is fun/quirky to use at f1.7. There is some magenta shift in the corners, and anything outside the center of the image is quite blurry at f1.7, but you can get some really fun shots.

    Here are some samples from a stormy day at the beach:


    Hi Mike, lovely! I wonder why I spent the money for a Noctilux if images like this can be done with a $32 lens. Wow!

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Mike, Lovely images! The credit for the suggestion should go to Hot http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/sony/3...5mm-1-7-a.html

    I do not own that lens at all.

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    Yat, gorgeous macro shots and excellent timing. Nice selective focus and have to love those colours.

    Keith, another fine wide shots. At this rate you will have me going wide for a change. i like the colours in that and the perspective.

    Penson, nice soft light and a great comp

    Mike, all fine shots, but I'm another huge fan of that last shot !!

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Vivek - thanks for the correction.

    Yes, it was Hot who mentioned this lens, so I decided to give it a try.

    If anyone else wants to try it out, I'm selling mine on the buy/sell forum as I now have the CV 35 Ultron, which is redundant (and the CV is sharp across the fram at f1.7).

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Mike, Lovely images! The credit for the suggestion should go to Hot http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/sony/3...5mm-1-7-a.html

    I do not own that lens at all.
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    OK, a few more thoughts and shots from my day at the beach with the CCTV 35/1.7...

    The lens has a stepless (continuous) aperture, so unless you're wide open, you don't know exactly what the aperture is set to. The scale is tough to read with any precision, especially at the closed end, so you could easily be off by whole stops.

    If you close the aperture all the way down, it make a rectangular-shaped pin-hole, however I couldn't get any pinhole photos to turn out, maybe because the pinhole is too close to the sensor to get light all the way across the sensor.

    Here are some more samples...


    @ f1.7:



    @ f1.7:



    @ f8 (notice the edges are still blurred at f8):



    @ ~f5.6



    @ ~f8:



    @ ~f8:
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Hey Mike! looks like you're still having fun in Cali!

    I'm trying out the Nex-7 considering it for a college grad gift for my youngest (22yrs). also the Fuji Xpro, i see you switched, any comments?

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    Hey John. If your college grad is a minimalist (i.e. enjoys shooting leica rangefinders), and cares foremost about image quality, then you're probably better off with the Fuji Xpro1.

    There are a couple of reasons that I went with the NEX-7 instead of the XPRO1...

    First, there's a wider selection of AF lenses at the moment, although it's still a pretty limited set. There's also a wider selection of NEX adapters for MF lenses, although I'm sure there will soon be plenty of those for the XPRO1 as well.

    But for me the biggest reason is the LEA-2 adapter. With that adapter, I can mount my Sony/Minolta SLR lenses, and get full phase-detect auto-focus.

    I still shoot a bit of sports here and there (my daughter plays soccer), so this versatility is a big plus for me. I mount my Sony G 70-400 on the adapter, and can shoot soccer games at 10 fps and phase-detect focus. Try doing that with an XPRO1

    I really liked the hybrid finder on my X100, and if I was only doing travel/documentary/street photography, I'd probably pick the XPRO1 over the NEX-7. But the NEX is a more versatile system.

    One final note - if your college graduate is a casual shooter, you might consider the NEX-5N instead of the NEX-7. Smaller, great IQ, and less finicky about wide-angle lenses.
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    Thanks Jono. Where is your NEX7? Did you sell it?

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    HI Mike
    These are lovely . . . I'm missing my NEX7
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Another really fun and inexpensive lens on the NEX-7 is the Fujinon C-mount TV 75mm f1.8 lens.

    Unlike the CCTV 35/1.7, the 75/1.8 lens has high optical quality throughout the frame, is very sharp edge to edge when stopped down, and has very nice bokeh. This one is a great performer and definite keeper on the NEX-7, useful for both portraits and landscapes.

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    That Fujinon-TV 75/1.8, I dig and have mentioned here a few times. It is quite decent. Corners, wide open, are still a mush though.

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    Full frame NEX7, Leica Tele-Elmar 135/4:
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    Just a few shots with the kit lens to get my eye back in!



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    Uh, oh!

    Did you take it to China, Jono?

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    No, not to China. I took the a77 and M9. Pleased to have it back though.

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    Thanks for looking. Concrete formwork under the security lights.

    Nex 7; Sony 50mm f/1.8; 1/250s @ f/1.8; ISO 1600


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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Here are some springtime shots:


    this one with the stupidly good kit lens (18-55)



    and another with the 18-55



    this one with the Leica 28-90 R



    another with the Leica 28-90 R


    another with the Leica 28-90 R


    with the 18-55


    with the 18-55


    with the Sony Zeiss 24 f1.8

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Nice Jono......I thought you ditched your NEX 7?

    I really like the first two with the kit lens. Nice OOF areas...

    You've had good kit lens karma.....I remember the K5/18-135 shots. Upon reflection though, it's probably just the photog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    Nice Jono......I thought you ditched your NEX 7?
    Hi Rich. I did, then realised my mistake, fortunately prices have dropped a little, and I still had the lenses, so I didn't lose too much.
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    Nice
    I really like the first two with the kit lens. Nice OOF areas...

    You've had good kit lens karma.....I remember the K5/18-135 shots. Upon reflection though, it's probably just the photog.

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    I think the thing with kit lenses is not to expect more than is reasonable. Be prepared to stop down, especially at the wide end. Not too surprising that the 18-55 is good though as its not a huge range. Nice thing is how close it focuses.

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    I'm liking the combination of the NEX-7 with my Zuiko 24/2.8:


    Alley Wall 1 by K J Ford, on Flickr

    And the 50/1.8, too:


    Alley Wall 2 by K J Ford, on Flickr

    I wonder how my 135/3.5 will do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenSon View Post
    Evening photo with Pentax FA43mm lens at aperture 4.
    Some fujicolor added with DxO filmpack 3.0

    Nice clear light (no haze). You don't get this light here in California.
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    Lowlight fun at the carnival. All shots NEX-7 + Zeiss 24mm


    IMG_20120316_0982.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    IMG_20120316_0980.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    IMG_20120316_0975.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    IMG_20120316_0968.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    IMG_20120316_0959.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    IMG_20120316_0954.jpg by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    The 'waiting for your food' shot and a few others.

    Nex 7; Sigma 19mm f/2.8; 1/200s @ f/6.3; ISO 100


    Nex 7; Sigma 19mm f/2.8; 1/40s @ f/2.8; -1/3 EV; ISO 100


    Nex 7; Sigma 19mm f/2.8; 1/800s @ f/2.8; -1/3 EV; ISO 100


    Nex 7; Sigma 19mm f/2.8; 1/2000s @ f/2.8; -1/3 EV; ISO 100


    Nex 7; Sigma 19mm f/2.8; 1/3200s @ f/2.8; -1/3 EV; ISO 100


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    HI Matt
    Those are great - are you pleased with the Sigma?
    I'm not even sure if it's available over here.

    I dug out my Hawks adapter and had some fun with the Leica 50 and 35 'lux lenses today.











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    Jono these look nice. Like the eggs in their varying colors. I was just reading an article about more people in the US in more suburban/urban areas raising all different varieties of chickens for fresh eggs.

    Also, from yesterday the landscape with the 28-90R and the dog portrait were quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Jono these look nice. Like the eggs in their varying colors. I was just reading an article about more people in the US in more suburban/urban areas raising all different varieties of chickens for fresh eggs.

    Also, from yesterday the landscape with the 28-90R and the dog portrait were quite nice.
    Thanks Terry
    I'm sure that the jpg files from the NEX7 are not up to those from the X-pro1 - but the RAW files are certainly good.
    Emma's had different chickens for different coloured eggs for years - partly because it's good fun, but partly also because you can tell who's laying, and who isn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Emma's had different chickens for different coloured eggs for years - partly because it's good fun, but partly also because you can tell who's laying, and who isn't!
    It is helpful - I occasionally helped with some chickens for a while, including some 'heritage' breeds, and the variety of egg colours, and chicken appearances, was a delight. (non-Nex 7 pictures).
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Took a bike ride around Watsonville, CA today (strawberry capital of the world), and took these shots with my Voigtlander 35 Ultron...










    And one from last night on the beach (also from the 35 Ultron):

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    Jono - I love your last set of images. The colors really pop, and the look from those lenses is so lush.
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    Another with the Zuiko 24/2.8:


    Stairs by K J Ford, on Flickr

    And with the kit lens:


    Riverwalk Sunset by K J Ford, on Flickr


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Matt
    Those are great - are you pleased with the Sigma?
    I'm not even sure if it's available over here....
    Jono: I am. Seems well built and the IQ's pretty good. Nicely sized and priced. The 19mm and the 30mm were last week's lens 'fix' (this week's, so far, is the Sony 70-300mm). Ashwin showed me his 'new' Leica 80mm f/1.4 Summilux-R on his Nex 7, yesterday! What's that...80 more lenses to look at?

    Great shots with the R-lenses and the newest series with the Hawks adapter. It's fun to see your beautiful bucolic imagery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jono:
    Great shots with the R-lenses and the newest series with the Hawks adapter. It's fun to see your beautiful bucolic imagery.

    Cheers, Matt
    Thank you Matt
    I might check out the Sigmas . . . . $1000 question . . . . are they better than the kit lens?

    Having travelled the lens route, here are some with the Zeiss 24 f1.8 (what a nice lens it is).












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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Easter with the Zeiss 24mm @ 1.8

    I really enjoy the NEX 7's ability to grab a quick close focus shot without the user fiddling with menus and buttons. What you don't see in these photos are all the parents on the other side of the petting zoo pen, drinking adult libations and having a generally pleasant time. The ability to turn away from a conversation as a moment catches my eye and lazily position the camera at kid level using the LCD, with all the confidence in the world that the Zeiss and 7 combo is going to return a stellar shot, is truly excellent.











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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Thank you Matt
    I might check out the Sigmas . . . . $1000 question . . . . are they better than the kit lens?

    Big time, especially the 30mm. The 30mm is very sharp across the frame on NEX at all apertures, from what I can tell so far. I've decided to put together an AF lens lineup, and the 19mm, 30mm, and Sony 24 and 50, seems that it'll be a great, versatile lineup. The 19mm is the least impressive, but, compared to any other wides I've used on NEX, it's pretty good at the edges. Just not great. In the middle parts of the frame, it is very sharp.

    For $400 for the pair, I think the two "Sigmarits" are hard to ignore.
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Taylor:

    love your love of color! esp the first one

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    Taylor:

    love your love of color! esp the first one
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    Thanks guys!! I love this lens, and the light was pretty good :-)

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    On Saturday, I walked into a local camera store to see whether they had a Fuji XPro to try and left with a Nex 7 and kit lens. I'm impressed how much thought and innovation Sony put behind the new NEX concept, particularly the UI with all the manual controls is quite revolutionary.
    I'm waiting for the Novoflex m-adapter to arrive and trying to find a Zeiss 24mm (maybe I will settle for the 19mm and 30mm Sigmas instead). A few shots with the kit lens from yesterday, No1 is cropped, B&W conversions with Silver Efex Pro.
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    Nice.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    Big time, especially the 30mm. The 30mm is very sharp across the frame on NEX at all apertures, from what I can tell so far. I've decided to put together an AF lens lineup, and the 19mm, 30mm, and Sony 24 and 50, seems that it'll be a great, versatile lineup. The 19mm is the least impressive, but, compared to any other wides I've used on NEX, it's pretty good at the edges. Just not great. In the middle parts of the frame, it is very sharp.

    For $400 for the pair, I think the two "Sigmarits" are hard to ignore.
    I received the both today and just played briefly with the 30rit before the sun went down. Very compact......I like the colors.....seems sharp enough for me.

    It has this weird rattle though........just KIDDING

    I'll tell you, autofocus is pretty nice for a change.

    R

    PS.....Douglas.....where did you find the 50mm? Can't find one anywhere except Asia and there is a $100 premium.

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    Yeah, I got the 30mm today, and it is fantastically sharp across the frame. Very nice.

    I paid $60 more than I should have for the 50mm at Digital Rev, although I got the 30mm for $10 less than retail from them, so I ended up spending $50 extra to have them now. Probably not a brilliant idea, but I just sold a bunch of rangefinder lenses, so I had the money burning a hole through my pocket.

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    Jono: Actually, it's only a $450 question. The Zeiss 24 f/1.8 is clearly the pick of the litter, but, I don't think you'd be disappointed with the Sigmas. I haven't used it in awhile, so, I'm going to try the Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro again tomorrow.

    The 1st and the 4th are my favorites of your 24 f/1.8 shots!

    Show Performance: Great series!

    Taylor: I really like the color and shadows in the first one. "Ballard Transfer"? You must be just over the hill from me?

    Retow: Congratulations! I think you made the right choice. Excellent photos and pp.

    Here's me (first photo), shot with my Nex 7 and Sigma 30mm by Mark V. The second is a close crop of the earlier dog shot with the Sigma 19mm.





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    Thanks Matt! - my current fave is the "POSTED" shot, of that set.

    Yeah, I saw another photographer across the way at one point when I was out on this excursion, then later saw your Sigma shots online and wondered if that was you. But looks like you stuck around the Fremont area. Eventually I may run out of things to shoot in Ballard and end up invading your turf! ;-)

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    Hi Taylor
    I like the BOSS one best . . . but just to prove that I don't always use colour, here are three shots from today converted in Silver efex pro.
    All with the 24 Zeiss.






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    Thanks all!

    retow - I saw the same thing happen at the local camera shop here - Precision. I was looking at the X-Pro since they had one in the case, and I wanted to see if it felt any better than the X100. The guy at the counter was finishing up his conversation with the clerk and the jist of it was - "Man, I really was set on the X-Pro but the 7 won me over..." He also walked out with the 7 kit lens. Wait, was that you!?

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    I have a NEX 7 coming, as well as that el cheapo Sigma 30/2.8—I think the form factor will be just right for the one-lens-take-everywhere camera I have been trying to put together.

    I handled an XPro-1 in Torino while I was working there; beautiful camera; great ergonomics and interface, but honestly just too big for what I have been trying to put together, especially with the 35mm lens. Now, we're not talking about a HUGE difference, but enough of one to go with the NEX.

    A side note: I am keeping the GXR and the M-module: it is outstanding in many ways, especially with the 12 and 15 CV UWAs. I bought the new A16 zoom module (I had ordered it as soon as they were announced from PopFlash), but with the NEX/Sigma on the way, will be putting up on B/S.

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