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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

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    It looks like a glass building, quite possibly surrounded by other buildings (ie. behind the camera).
    Behind the camera was a parking lot, followed by a 6-lane major thoroughfare, followed by another parking lot, and finally a shopping mall.

    Yes, the building has a glass exterior, but the innards are opaque (it's not completely made of glass).
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    There is nothing like a full frame sensor, I agree on that one. Eleanor


    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Terry, Eleanor; thanks.
    It's no substitute for the M9, 'cos it doesn't have an optical rangefinder with a fixed view of the world. And there's that special zing of a leica lens on a full frame sensor without an AA filter.
    Sure is good fun though!

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Terry, Eleanor; thanks.
    It's no substitute for the M9, 'cos it doesn't have an optical rangefinder with a fixed view of the world. And there's that special zing of a leica lens on a full frame sensor without an AA filter.
    Sure is good fun though!
    It can go on Jono....there is no substitute for the zing of a leica lens on a medium format sensor without an AA filter. When is the S2 arriving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    It can go on Jono....there is no substitute for the zing of a leica lens on a medium format sensor without an AA filter. When is the S2 arriving?
    Ah Dave - that'll be when the lottery win comes through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Behind the camera was a parking lot, followed by a 6-lane major thoroughfare, followed by another parking lot, and finally a shopping mall.

    Yes, the building has a glass exterior, but the innards are opaque (it's not completely made of glass).
    Carlos, For a dense sensor that the NEX-7 has, the DR is a pleasant surprise. Without that caveat, there isn't much going on for it (in my brief experience).

    Panasonic's GH-2 looks favorable to me in that respect.

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    Barking Mad

    Pottering around the birch trees, all from this morning with the Nex-7 and 30mm macro lens







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    Love the colors in the third one Quentin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Pottering around the birch trees, all from this morning with the Nex-7 and 30mm macro lens
    Nice one Q . . . funny, when I take pictures of Silver Birch they always seem to have a certain something about them!

    How do you feel about the macro?

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    I think the colours from the NEX-7 are pretty good. The Macro is OK - very light - but no steadyshot which is annoying. Must be a technical reason because there is plenty of room in the lens body.

    Where is Sigma with their E mount offerings, one asks???!!!

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    My close-up/macro lighting set-up is still in progress. Here is one taken with a Nichia LED (CRI >92) light of a prewar 3.5cm f/4.5 Planar (RMS mount).


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    My close-up/macro lighting set-up is still in progress. Here is one taken with a Nichia LED (CRI >92) light of a prewar 3.5cm f/4.5 Planar (RMS mount).
    Microscope mount? What is this mounted to?

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Jono

    I love the photo of your cat - is he or she a Bengal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Jono

    I love the photo of your cat - is he or she a Bengal?

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    Sorry Nex 7 folks but I'm slipping a Ricoh GX100 shot in here for Jono - then I promise to go away

    Jono, this is Bennie the Bengal - see the resemblance?

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Some fun tonight, dodging mall cops while trying to get some photos.


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    Shot in Mini mode, adjusted in Corel AfterShot Pro (Mac).
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    Just tested one of these $5 hotshoe adapters on the NEX-7 and it works with my RadioPopper! Kind of makes my NEX-7 look like its wearing an old-style Admiral's hat ;p


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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    "Madam Jeanette" (Capsicum chinense)


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    Pre-war Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5cm f/4.5, Nichia LED (CRI >92) lighting.

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    Thanks for all the Nex-7 fun. Can anyone tell me where I might be able to get one as I don't even see a site taking orders right now.

    Preferably a shop which will post it to Sweden.

    thanks
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    I am yet get the hang of it for usual shooting. Another one using the Olympus pen F 38/2.8 (pancake).


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    This was one of the early snaps (#48 to be exact). Extremely dimly (candle) lit room.
    Taken with a Nikkor-O 55/1.2 (aka CRT Nikkor) mounted on a Hawk Peng helicoid. ISO6400.


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    Image has gone through LR with a bit of noise reduction.

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    Quick one from today and off to bed.

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    Next time i visit Amsterdam, I will drop a line, Michiel. I recognize all your hangouts from your pictures!

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Microscope mount? What is this mounted to?
    RMS = Royal Microscopy Society aka "Royal Screw" 20mm

    On that picture, it is sitting on top of some junk with a rear cover, unmounted.

    Here, it is shown mounted on to a Hawk Peng Helicoid in E-mount (same size as the 16mm f/2.8 lens) via a Jinfinances RMS to M42 adapter. In the middle is the Olympus pen F pancake 38/2.8 and on the left is a Carl Zeiss S-Planar 32/4 (yet to be mounted in a helicoid).


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    NEX-7, Olympus pen F 25/2.8 and a few unwieldy halogen lamps.

    The 3.5cm Planar housed in the helicoid would focus to infinity but it only does well for close-ups and macros ("Madam Jeanette" above was shot with this).
    Last edited by Vivek; 11th January 2012 at 02:52. Reason: Added some data

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    Vivek, those are really neat. I work a lot with compound microscopes and have never seen such objectives/lenses.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    As promised, studio shots taken with the NEX-7 + Hongdak + RadioPopper arrangement that I previously showed. Only difference is that I used my Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 lens (I wanted a really tight FOV).


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    Studio Still - Bananas by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr


    Studio Still - Aromatherapy Jar by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    OK, they're not going to be hanging these up in the Louvre, but the $5 hotshoe adapter works and the NEX-7 synced up to 1/200 with my RadioPopper and Interfit lights.
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    Hi Carlos

    I tried some studio shots with the Nex-7, the Sony official adapter (for the radio trigger) and Bowens Gemini pro lights, until I suddenly wondered what on earth I was doing!

    Your perseverance is to be admired, not least because the Nex-7 is most assuredly well outside of its comfort zone in a studio environment. For example, I found the small size of the camera a disadvantage for studio work. The electronic viewfinder is not good in that environment. The camera would focus but the viewfinder goes dark before the shot is taken.

    The NEX-7 is a great camera but not for studio use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Sorry Nex 7 folks but I'm slipping a Ricoh GX100 shot in here for Jono - then I promise to go away

    Jono, this is Bennie the Bengal - see the resemblance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    The electronic viewfinder is not good in that environment. The camera would focus but the viewfinder goes dark before the shot is taken.

    The NEX-7 is a great camera but not for studio use.
    Have you tried with the electronic first shutter OFF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    RMS = Royal Microscopy Society aka "Royal Screw" 20mm

    On that picture, it is sitting on top of some junk with a rear cover, unmounted.

    Here, it is shown mounted on to a Hawk Peng Helicoid in E-mount (same size as the 16mm f/2.8 lens) via a Jinfinances RMS to M42 adapter. In the middle is the Olympus pen F pancake 38/2.8 and on the left is a Carl Zeiss S-Planar 32/4 (yet to be mounted in a helicoid).
    Amazing . . . Vivek . . . How many lenses do you have?

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Do let us know and send sample images please! thanks! eleanor

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Still resisting here . . . I've got the A mount f2 version . . .and the Leica f1.4 version . . . more 24's seems a little excessive

    I'll be interested to see how you get on though.
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    Resistance is futile.... I have just ordered a Zeiss 24mm F1.8 lens for the Nex-7. hopefully this will be the lens that will do the sensor justice.

    Will report back when I have the lens and have taken a few shots with it.v On the E mount it will give a slightly wide field of view, about the ideal focal length for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Have you tried with the electronic first shutter OFF?
    I will give that a try tonight Vivek.
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    So how much better you like the user interface of the Nex7 vs the Nex5n in real life?

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Here are a couple of pics with NEX 7 Leica Summicron Asph 35

    Lake Meade



    Highway One


    Further South



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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Here are a couple of pics with NEX 7 Leica Summicron Asph 35

    Lake Meade
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    Further South


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    They are lovely and splendid but not sure if they are crisp and clear (barring #3). Maybe I should get my monitor recalibrated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    They are lovely and splendid but not sure if they are crisp and clear (barring #3). Maybe I should get my monitor recalibrated?
    1 and 2 hazy weather, I think, you can't calibrate that.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Grey. grey and more grey weather, but my NEX doesn't care.
    Here some different relationships.

    Michiel

    This lens certainly got that Zeiss pop!

    Should be the Planar 50/1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    They are lovely and splendid but not sure if they are crisp and clear (barring #3). Maybe I should get my monitor recalibrated?
    Hi Vivek
    I was talking about the Images . . . not the Image Quality!
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Pointless comparison (but fun for me)

    Closest focus with the 24 f1.8:



    and with the Leica 35 f1.4 (and the hawks adapter)


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    Still Life with Egg and Garlic (and the Zeiss 24 f1.8)


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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    beaten up old watch
    with the Zeiss 24


    . . . . and before you say it . . .yes, I'm not getting out enough!

    but I did catch this early this morning:



    again, with the Zeiss - which has edge definition in abundance - it's a really good lens.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Thanks, Michiel!

    Michiel and Jono, I like the Zeiss "pop". Very nice gradation (and sharp and crisp).

    Incidentally, while searching for a Leica zoom (it is a 75-200 f/4.5, not sure of the version. There were more than one versions of that.), I found one of the Sonnars I was looking for. It is now temporarily mounted on a helicoid.

    Will shoot some with it tomorrow.

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    Working Late . . . .

    Zeiss 24

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    ????? Jono, you bounder, did you buy the Zeiss 24mm?? I missed that. Looking good

    Lots of other good shots I see from everyone, I can't keep up

    I have just ordered a Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DI III VC for some reason (main reason over the Sony is its black and slightly smaller). Will sdvise on quality when I get it.

    Still loving the Zeiss:

    Enough cats(!) much as I love them, here is a small hairy dog in my kitchen with the Zeiss 24mm



    Second wandering around broadgate, some bicycles and shadows with the Zeiss

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Have you tried with the electronic first shutter OFF?
    Ummmm.....

    Good point Vivek. Fact is the main issue is what makes the Sony so great outdows just feels (to me) wrong in a studio.
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Sorry Quentin, here's another cat - Zeiss 24mm on this one, dropout via Photoshop.


    Pensive Cat by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Hi Carlos, fair enough. Our cats are semi- feral and dont get much chance to come inside as they get chased by our three dogs!

    Looks like most of us are enjoying the 24mm Zeiss.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Thanks, Michiel!

    Michiel and Jono, I like the Zeiss "pop". Very nice gradation (and sharp and crisp).

    Incidentally, while searching for a Leica zoom (it is a 75-200 f/4.5, not sure of the version. There were more than one versions of that.), I found one of the Sonnars I was looking for. It is now temporarily mounted on a helicoid.

    Will shoot some with it tomorrow.
    Vivek, if you are looking for a zoom for the NEX you should also consider the Contax Zeiss Vario-Sonnor 80-200/4. A real nice lens long but thin and not heavy. Works well out of hand on the NEX-7.
    The Leica R in that range is not known to be very good.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quentin and Carlos:

    Quentin was correct in his observation about the EVF going dark. I tried every setting possible and there is no way the EVF will lighten up.

    However.....WARNING/DISCLAIMER DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK..

    With a flash adapter mounted (like the one Carlos shows) or the expensive Sony one mentioned by Quentin, press the pop-up flash button. This activates the pop-up which will not fully pop up due to the physical restriction. This lightens up the EVF. When the shutter is triggered, the pop-up also fires but very little light escapes from it, flash fires as well.

    We would need a firmware upgrade if one has to keep the EVF lit and fire an external (manual) flash.

    Interestingly, with a proper manual flash attached (and without the pop-up), the flash sync can go as high as 1/320s.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Vivek, if you are looking for a zoom for the NEX you should also consider the Contax Zeiss Vario-Sonnor 80-200/4. A real nice lens long but thin and not heavy. Works well out of hand on the NEX-7.
    The Leica R in that range is not known to be very good.

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    Thanks, Michiel. I am not looking for a zoom at all. I have more zooms than I use at the moment.

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