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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 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
 

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 […]

Apr 102012
 
Take Sharp Pictures - iPhone or smartphone

Taking Sharp Pictures with your iPhone or Smartphone It seems simple enough, hold up your iphone or your smartphone and press the camera button and “viola” beautiful pictures all the time right? Well, not so fast. I had a friend ask me, man how do I get my pictures in focus when I use my iphone? After a little bit of getting to the heart of the issues I found out that he had no idea of how the camera in his phone works at all. It seems like a simple thing but lets break it down. Bad Habits With […]

Apr 062012
 
Sony NEX-7-Mom Approved??

Is the Sony NEX-7 Mom Approved?? I was telling my wife about the Sony NEX-7 and explained how I have been waiting for the camera to come to the USA for more then 4 months now and as I hear her eye’s start to roll to the back of her head from boredom, I hear “does it take sharp pictures?”, “what?” I said, mildly offended and curious why she would ask such a question. I said firing back with a witty “of course it takes sharp pictures, it cost over $1000 dollars”, “no silly, you know your son runs around […]

Apr 042012
 
Sony NEX 7 unboxing

Finally, after a long long wait I got a hold of a Sony NEX 7 kit. Here are some pictures of the unboxing. Some items of note: the packaging is very well done. You even get a micro fiber cloth that has a NEX 7 tag on it. Wow fancy. I wonder how much of this the consumer is paying for in the price of the camera? Also, kit lens comes with a lens shade which is nice. Not a lot of kit lenses come with a lens shade. Its pretty nice and has a bayonet type twist on type. […]