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    The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    The weather here is not conducive to serious shooting, so strictly for fun, here's some evidence of the extraordinary adaptability of the a7 series. All shot with the a7II and FE 24-70 at 50 mm.

    First, in natural state - the medium format challenger.



    Next, with "A" mount lenses, in this case a Sigma macro.



    Now with Leica screw mount, a Voigtlander 12 mm.



    With M42 screw mount, a Yashinon 50 mm F1.4.



    And finally with medium format lenses - an SK 55 mm LS, my favourite landscape lens on MF.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    Clockwise:

    Cosina 12/5.6, Russar 20/5.6 (on A7s), Cosina 15/4.5, Elmar 35/3.5, Hektor 2.8cm f/6.3. All work fine and can be carried inside the pockets of the cloths worn.
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    ^^ LOL, a case of lost identity. Surrounded by strangers, no one can recognize it as an A7s anymore. Very nice set-up Vivek. I'm building toward a small set of lenses just like yours (though not quite as small).
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    The weather here is not conducive to serious shooting, so strictly for fun, here's some evidence of the extraordinary adaptability of the a7 series. All shot with the a7II and FE 24-70 at 50 mm.

    First, in natural state - the medium format challenger.



    Next, with "A" mount lenses, in this case a Sigma macro.



    Now with Leica screw mount, a Voigtlander 12 mm.



    With M42 screw mount, a Yashinon 50 mm F1.4.



    And finally with medium format lenses - an SK 55 mm LS, my favourite landscape lens on MF.


    Many thanks Bill.
    How does the SK 55 mm LS perform on the A7R?
    Could you please show an example. TIA.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    Clockwise:

    Cosina 12/5.6, Russar 20/5.6 (on A7s), Cosina 15/4.5, Elmar 35/3.5, Hektor 2.8cm f/6.3. All work fine and can be carried inside the pockets of the cloths worn.

    Many thanks Vivek.
    That's indeed a collection one can carry around!
    Much appreciated.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    LOVE IT! Keep 'em comin'

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    moar, moar with the 12mm and 15mm VC

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    When I'm home next week I'll be sure to post my A7(all versions) outfits. Most importantly A7r plus canon T/S is the killer combo.
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).


    Nikkor S 85/2 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC01625 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC01608 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC01580-2 by unoh7, on Flickr


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    135s by unoh7, on Flickr


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    DSC05920 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC05768 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC06189 by unoh7, on Flickr

    a few of them anyway
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Oh a couple more

    DSC05843 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC05747-2 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC05815 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC05792 by unoh7, on Flickr


    DSC05731 by unoh7, on Flickr


    1950ish Voigtlander 50/1.5 original by unoh7, on Flickr
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    For me, the most versatile and satisfying camera system ever.

    I'm just about done assembling the kit. (At the risk of sounding like Guy)

    Only need to add a super-wide...probably the CV 12mm.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Crap I'm feeling weak here . I only have 6 lenses. Lol
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    You guys might want to ask Stan Rox for a bit if help posing your cameras so they look a bit more sultry and sexy.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Nice gear, everyone! I started the Sony FE Gear group on flickr a while back to share images like this. I noticed a lot of you are on flickr as well, so take a look and feel free to share there also:

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/sonyfecameras/pool/

    Here's my contribution to this thread (Leica 40mm f2 Summicron-C):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Crap I'm feeling weak here . I only have 6 lenses. Lol
    Yeah, but that 1635 counts for at least 4


    Aluxy by unoh7, on Flickr

    It's only in the last few weeks that I've honestly felt the A7 to be truly versatile, though I have owned one since 12/13 and had an A7r even before that (which I returned). I sent it off to get the thin Kolarivision sensor cover glass, then, right after it came back, my M9 needed a new shutter, so I've been really shooting it again with many lenses. I like it much better now

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Not as exotic as other folks', but here is what I'm shooting the most.


    sony a7ii, leica 50mm summicron-r by mike thomas, on Flickr



    sony a7ii, leica 90mm summicron-r by mike thomas, on Flickr



    Sony A7II mounting Leica 24mm Elmarit-R. by mike thomas, on Flickr

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    Not as exotic as other folks', but here is what I'm shooting the most.


    sony a7ii, leica 50mm summicron-r by mike thomas, on Flickr



    sony a7ii, leica 90mm summicron-r by mike thomas, on Flickr



    Sony A7II mounting Leica 24mm Elmarit-R. by mike thomas, on Flickr
    I once had a Leica M3 and my favorite lens was an old Summicron 50/2/ The ethereal quality of that lens was superb.
    Now looking at Mike's favorite Summicron-R 50 /2 I wonder if they render the same.
    Any ideas?
    ACH

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    Putting your subject at ease...



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    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    Nice gear, everyone! I started the Sony FE Gear group on flickr a while back to share images like this. I noticed a lot of you are on flickr as well, so take a look and feel free to share there also:

    Here's my contribution to this thread (Leica 40mm f2 Summicron-C):
    To me this shot really shows what my hopes for the system have been, highly compact, high quality full frame rig. The 40cron makes the body look big, and for me it really is too big (the A7II worse yet).

    Others disagree, and I respect that: the next set with the wonderful Leica R glass looks very nice, but I would prefer not to carry that.

    On the stock A7 my 40cron (the m-rokkor version) was OK. Now on the A7.mod it really is something very close to great.
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8676/...cf711337_o.jpg
    that's around f/4

    In the long landscapes the edges are quite good, but you do still see some fall-off in the deep corners, which I suspect is unavoidable even on the M digitals.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    My A7 with a recently acquired Zeiss ZM 35 f2 Biogon. Since I don't enjoy using 35mm rangefinders, this camera is a great opportunity for me to finally try some wonderful M-mount glass.

    Gary


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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Putting your subject at ease...


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    That's a great lens Matt (I've got it as well)

    Here's a recent acquisition.


    Zuiko 50mm f1.2

    I think the A&A silk strap goes nicely with the lens mount as well.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    That's a great lens Matt (I've got it as well)
    Indeed, it's very nice - character, color, and detail. And, obviously, a close minimum focus! I'd say more, but Vivek would yell at me again.
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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Oh, no! Feel free to wax any lyrics as you please!

    I will just remind you that Michiel (who influenced you to buy the lens) talked with his images.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    As have I. But his images do the equipment justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhoh7 View Post
    To me this shot really shows what my hopes for the system have been, highly compact, high quality full frame rig. The 40cron makes the body look big, and for me it really is too big (the A7II worse yet).

    Others disagree, and I respect that: the next set with the wonderful Leica R glass looks very nice, but I would prefer not to carry that.

    On the stock A7 my 40cron (the m-rokkor version) was OK. Now on the A7.mod it really is something very close to great.
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8676/...cf711337_o.jpg
    that's around f/4

    In the long landscapes the edges are quite good, but you do still see some fall-off in the deep corners, which I suspect is unavoidable even on the M digitals.
    I totally agree--I'd love to see a full-frame version of the A6000 and some primes from Sony in this size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Oh, no! Feel free to wax any lyrics as you please!

    I will just remind you that Michiel (who influenced you to buy the lens) talked with his images.
    I missed your complaints Vivek - now's your chance to wax lyrical all over again

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Putting your subject at ease...

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    Hi Matt,
    I hardly use this lens to point directly to near by people although it does rather well as a portrait lens. It can be a frightening fat lens.
    The 70-200 though is 5,5 cm shorter then the C/Y version.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Hi Matt,
    I hardly use this lens to point directly to near by people although it does rather well as a portrait lens. It can be a frightening fat lens.
    Mine came without the lens hood - which makes it a bit easier to use!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    The 70-200 though is 5,5 cm shorter then the C/Y version.
    I've been using the Leica R 80-200 f4, it's a nice lens, and not too big (I think it was actually made by Kyocera as well).

    In case you didn't know, the Contax UK website is still there:
    Contax Cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I missed your complaints Vivek - now's your chance to wax lyrical all over again
    Finding the lens hood for the 50/1.2 is a bit of a problem. Try to get one. It really needs one and the right one too.

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    Re: The versatility of the a7 series. (AKA more camera porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Hi Matt,
    I hardly use this lens to point directly to near by people although it does rather well as a portrait lens. It can be a frightening fat lens.
    The 70-200 though is 5,5 cm shorter then the C/Y version.
    Michiel,

    It's always hard to be sure on the internet, but I hope it was clear that the title above was meant purely as humor. I was trying to show off the most dramatic aspect of the 24-85 (its front element), and its carnivorous nature was only apparent afterwards.

    The 70-200 is, as you say, fairly compact. I have an older versions of the Canon 70-200/4, and with adapter it is quite a long package (although it doesn't extend when zooming).

    Jono,

    I ordered the lens hood from KEH.

    I haven't dipped my toe into the Leica R world. It seems one of the most confusing legacy glass ecosystems. Versions? Cams? Rom? It makes the M mount world seem uncomplicated, and the Contax options simple. If it weren't for the Sony 16-35/4, I surely would have picked up a 28 in R mount. Alas, I'll probably get a first Leica R lens and adapter at some point, and then suffer another spasm of LAS, but it's under control for now

    Best,

    Matt
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