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May 042012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 45mm F2.0

  Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 45mm F2.0 This is the Second of 4 Contax G lenses that I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7. This lens is the Contax G 45mm F2.0 Planar. Equipment Used: Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G 45mm F2.0 Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod  Setup Ok readers, If you’ve been following my blog for a while and read some of the past lens reviews that I’ve done, you can see that I’ve been testing some different ways of presenting the results of the review. Many readers have offered suggestions and I […]

May 032012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar

Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar This is the first of 4 Contax G lenses I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7 camera. I’ve been a long time user and fan of the Contax G system. I’ve had the system almost since its release and have been waiting for a system that was worthy enough to revive my long-lost loves. For this review here is the list of the equipment I used. Equipment Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod  Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar In the image above you can […]

May 012012
 
Fun with Zeiss 18mm F4 ZM on Sony NEX-7

Fun with the Zeiss 18mm F4 on a Sony NEX-7 In my review of the Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 vs. Zeiss 18mm F4, I mentioned that this camera and lens combination made me want to keep shooting and make interesting images with it. So I decided I show you how much fun I’ve been having. I don’t want to give the lens back at this point and although the cost is high, It’s a really fun lens to play around with. All the images were shot hand-held at night. Most used aperture was F4.0. Focusing I love how with this lens […]

Apr 302012
 
Fuji X-Pro1: Portraits

Portraits with the Fuji X-Pro1 I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 now for a couple of weeks and I wanted to give my impressions on the camera, the handling, and how it performs when shooting portraits. I used the Fuji X-Pro1 with the Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens. My goals were to show how easy it was to get the camera, attach a lens, and with minimal setup, start shooting. With this in mind, not special film simulations were used. Camera setting were all in default mode, ISO set to Auto, And aperture set to Auto. I shot these […]

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 192012
 
Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS vs. Zeiss Biogon 35mm F2.0 ZM

Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS at 35mm vs. Zeiss Biogon 35mm F2.0 ZM This review is the Second in a series of reviews that I will be doing that compares the standard Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit lens to older legacy M-Mount lenses using a LM-NEX adapter.  For this review we will look at the Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS at 35mm and see how it performs against the  Zeiss Biogon F2.0 ZM lens. How does it perform in the digital world. The Setup I used the Sony NEX-7 on a tripod and set the Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS at 35mm. Lens Shot at […]

Apr 182012
 
Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS vs. Zeiss Distagon 18mm F4.0 ZM

Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS at 18mm vs. Zeiss Distagon 18mm F4.0 ZM This review is the first in a series of reviews that I will be doing that compares the standard Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit lens to older legacy M-Mount lenses using a LM-NEX adapter.  For this review we will look at the Sony 18-55mm F3.5 OSS at 18mm and see how it performs against the  Zeiss Distagon 18mm F4.0 ZM lens. Zeiss lenses have the reputation of being the top performers in its class and this lens is no different. This is one of my favorite wide-angle lenses for […]