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Apr 302012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G lenses : Sneak Peek

I’ve been working on many reviews for the past couple of days. I know there are some of you out there that are excited to see the reviews of the Contax G series lenses on the Sony NEX-7 and I’ll have that soon enough, but first I would like to tease you with some quick snaps that I took with the various lenses. Please enjoy! I’ve been walking around with these lenses for about a week now and have enjoyed using them very much on the Sony NEX-7. If you read my review on the Contax G to NEX adapter […]

Apr 252012
 
Sony NEX-7: Contax G to NEX adapter

Sony NEX-7: Contax G lens to NEX E mount adapter Almost two decades ago I started my love for rangefinder cameras starting with the Yashica Electro 35. I’ve always coveted the Leica’s but couldn’t afford them so I went with the Contax G1 when it was time to upgrade and do more serious work. The G1 was a great little camera and worked well for what it was, but when the Contax G2 came out I traded in my G1 for the G2 and haven’t gone back since. The Contax G2 fixed the issues that I had with the G1 […]

Apr 252012
 
Sony NEX-7 : 50mm Lens Showdown

Sony NEX-7 : 50mm Showdown In this Third installment of this series I will be comparing four 50mm lenses to see how they stack up against each other. The contenders are: Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS Lecia Summicron-M 50mm F2.0 Manual Focus Zeiss Ikon 50mm F1.5 C Sonnar t* Manual Focus 50mm Showdown: Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 50mm Lens Review Results As you can see here in the results the Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 50mm with the aperture wide open is blurry! Period. It looks like someone took some Vaseline and rubbed it on the […]

Apr 202012
 
Sony NEX-7: Leica M-Mount to NEX adapter

Sony NEX-7: Leica M-Mount to NEX mount adapter I just wanted to give a quick review for this Leica M-Mount to NEX mount adapter. I searched the internet for an adapter that both was cost-effective and well made and durable. If you look on the internet you will find many adapters that will allow you to use Leica M-Mount lenses with the Sony NEX-7. You will see names such as Metabones, Photodiox, RainbowImaging, Novaflex, Phottix, and Zykkor. Then you have the Generics that don’t really have a name but “look” like the ones with names. Price ranges on the average […]

Apr 172012
 

Sony NEX-7 with Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Lens A friend in Hong Kong “Spike” has posted a review of the Sony NEX-7 with Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Lens. Link; Here’s an excerpt: To my eyes, F5.6 is pretty sharp there, F8 is okay-ish, and then it starts to drop off till it’s seriously fuzzy at F22. But all in all, for a lens that costs around US$200, I’d say the overall results are quite impressive. I’d say for $200.00 its a pretty darn good deal. But I personally wonder if you gain that much with this lens as opposed […]

Apr 162012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Voigtlander 85mm 3.5 SC Nikon RF Mount

One of our readers Matt Wilkens has made some very beautiful images with his Sony NEX-7 using a Voigtlander 85mm F3.5 SC with a Nikon RF (Range Finder) mount. He says: My favorite lenses are 24mm 1.8 Zeiss, the 55-210mm Sony E and my Voigtlander APO 85mm Nikon RF mount with adapter ( a bargain around 250 new) I like the image quality of the 85mm Voigtlander almost as much as the Zeiss 24mm, but I do like to have the full function of AF. I’ve asked his permission to show them, because I feel the community would love to see what […]

Apr 152012
 
Canon EOS 5d Mark III - Indoor Sports

Canon EOS 5d Mark III – Indoor Sports, High ISO I’m interested in sports photography what camera should I buy? I have friends that shoot sports professionally, but most of the people I know that shoot sports are parents or students. I wanted to write a series of reviews for them. I get asked all the time what camera should I get to take pictures of my kids while they’re participating in sports. Also, a lot of my students are interested in sports photography for either yearbook or journalism, and they want to know what camera will get the job […]

Apr 152012
 

Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS (optical steady shot) video test A visitor named Jim, asked me what I thought about the OSS (optical steady shot) on the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens. I didn’t at the time he asked me have a video example just yet. So I decided to make one quickly. This is just an initial review. I plan on making more video with many different cameras so please follow in Jim’s footsteps, if you want to see something on this site, please just ask. I’ll do my best to get that content for you, and if I can’t […]

Apr 152012
 
Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Kit lens vs. Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens

Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Kit lens at 50mm vs. Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens In this review I wanted to compare the Sony 18-55mm F3.5 kit lens at 50mm to the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens, to see if the Sony 50mm F1.8 lens was worth the money. I used “real world” images so that it would be more applicable to actual use. Here is the set up. I photographed the building at ISO 100, and at the following apertures (f-stops) on the Sony 50mm F1.8 lens: 1.8, 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11, 16, and 22 and at the following apertures […]

Apr 122012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS - Close Up Review

Sony NEX-7 w/ Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS – Close Up Review I had the opportunity you test the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens on the Sony NEX-7. This Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens is about 75mm in the 35mm equivalent on the Sony NEX-7 with the 1.5 crop factor.  That makes this lens a medium telephoto, great for portraits, Close Ups, medium product shots, and some sports, among other subjects. For this phase of the review I wanted to focus on Close Ups. I wanted to use real world images and not take pictures of brick walls and test charts. I wanted […]