Old 05-03-2014   #161
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Old 05-04-2014   #162
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It's no wonder I am a founder member of the IAPP (International Association of Procrastinating Photographers, life President (saves deciding on another) Tom A )

First in this thread users are ditching all M glass bar the very (Leica relative) long glass then Neoro goes and posts with the 28 cron ( I have and want to use) brilliant work. Yes I can see the corners but that "effect" is often added in post especially in B/W.

Now one of my favourite lenses the SC 40mm CV 40mm from gsgary looks more than good, previous posters have relatively dished it, on the A7, (BTW on sharpness I think there is some sample variance as mine is pin sharp).

If I wait long enough, which is entirely possible, there will be a Mark II and we can start all this again. On that though I can't see them changing things as that would mess up their 50mm which is as all agree spectacular.
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It's no wonder I am a founder member of the IAPP (International Association of Procrastinating Photographers, life President (saves deciding on another) Tom A )

First in this thread users are ditching all M glass bar the very (Leica relative) long glass then Neoro goes and posts with the 28 cron ( I have and want to use) brilliant work. Yes I can see the corners but that "effect" is often added in post especially in B/W.

Now one of my favourite lenses the SC 40mm CV 40mm from gsgary looks more than good, previous posters have relatively dished it, on the A7, (BTW on sharpness I think there is some sample variance as mine is pin sharp).

If I wait long enough, which is entirely possible, there will be a Mark II and we can start all this again. On that though I can't see them changing things as that would mess up their 50mm which is as all agree spectacular.
LOL!

I don't 'dis' the Nokton 40/1.4. It's just not as good a performer on the A7 as the M-Rokkor/Summicron-C 40mm lenses.

I sometimes add vignetting and corner blur effects in rendering, but I don't add smearing which is what I see with the Nokton 40 until f/5.6-f/8.

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Godfrey, it was relatively dished Smearing is never good I agree, I don't see a photoshop filter "add smearing at corners", the point was though to buy the body to use with the lenses I have not to buy the body AND a new set of glass to go with it. It just seems my favourite glass performs shall we say less well on the A7. Perhaps that is telling me something about my lens choice they are doing something I like but the A7 doesn't?
I ran a set recently at the Cosford RAF museum, on Flickr, with the 40mm Nokton exclusively (family visit so constrained ) more than happy, on film. I suppose I should just stick with what works, for me.
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Old 05-04-2014   #165
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Well, for me, I bought the A7 hoping my Leica R lenses would work with it. I've be pleasantly delighted with how well they work.

I didn't buy the A7 for the M lenses as they work best on digital cameras designed for them, and even then some don't work terribly well on the digital Ms (the 21/25/28 Color Skopars in particular, for me).

I've since found that a few of my M lenses work well on the A7, but since I have a complete collection of R lenses that all work better, I tend to use the M lenses only once in a while—when I'm looking for a camera/lens that more compact, like the M-Rokkor 40/2 + A7. The Summicron-R 35/2 performs better and is similar FoV, but the compactness is nice when making photographs isn't the primary purpose of an outing.

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Godfrey, it was relatively dished Smearing is never good I agree, I don't see a photoshop filter "add smearing at corners", the point was though to buy the body to use with the lenses I have not to buy the body AND a new set of glass to go with it. It just seems my favourite glass performs shall we say less well on the A7. Perhaps that is telling me something about my lens choice they are doing something I like but the A7 doesn't?
I ran a set recently at the Cosford RAF museum, on Flickr, with the 40mm Nokton exclusively (family visit so constrained ) more than happy, on film. I suppose I should just stick with what works, for me.
The 40 Nockton sc is great with film very sharp (HP5)

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Old 05-05-2014   #169
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Old 05-10-2014   #170
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Old 05-11-2014   #171
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Old 05-11-2014   #172
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Visited the zoo on Saturday
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Old 05-11-2014   #173
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Nice. And good to see the J-12 works on it.
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Old 05-12-2014   #175
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Nice. And good to see the J-12 works on it.
And with the Voigtlander close focus which makes it even better i think i was less than 500mm for her
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Old 05-14-2014   #176
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Walking around Chinatown in the evening

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Old 05-15-2014   #177
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I'm still shooting with the NEX6, but have found the Olympus OM lenses (24/2.8, 35/2.8, & 50/1.4) work quite well, and would probably hold up on full frame.
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Old 05-15-2014   #178
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I'm still shooting with the NEX6, but have found the Olympus OM lenses (24/2.8, 35/2.8, & 50/1.4) work quite well, and would probably hold up on full frame.
I've talked to a number of people using Olympus OM lenses on the A7. They seem very happy with them.

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Old 05-17-2014   #179
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Old 05-18-2014   #180
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Old 05-18-2014   #181
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Sony A7 + CV 35 f/1.4

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Old 06-11-2014   #183
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Old 06-14-2014   #184
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A7 + Elmarit 28 ASPH

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Old 07-28-2014   #185
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Old 08-16-2014   #186
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Recently picked up a Sony A7 (the Sony NEX 5n has always been my universal digital back for all my legacy lenses). Various RF lenses - most of these shots have been cropped, since I mostly tend to use "1 camera 1 lens" with this camera so far. B&W converted using SFX2.

So far in terms of RF lenses, about half of my legacy lenses play OK with the A7, the Ricoh GXR does a better job with the super-wides then the Sony and even the old NEX 5n does a bit better than the A7.

Currently I own one FE lens, the Sony 35f2.8. Not sure if I will buy any others right now.

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some great images in this thread
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Old 08-19-2014   #188
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Gary, bloody great compositions there. IIRC, this thread was started more for technical trials of legacy lenses on the A7 (as to vignetting, smearing, &c.) but if those are your quickie test shots, good grief, I'd like to see your serious ones.

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Thanks Dave. Very kind of u.

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Great photos! I was considering the A7 for the Nokton 50 1.1 but I do mostly street stuff. I was wondering if anyone could talk about manual focusing technique with this camera - how easy/quick it is and what are the best practices etc.
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Old 08-19-2014   #191
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The evf is what makes the difference. It is one of the best in terms of resolution. How hard is really based on how good your eyes are, especially your visual acuity. Focusing aids such as peaking w/ your choice of colors helps and mag view.

I would think for street u would scale/zone focus (wait for the person to walk into zone?) more than manual focus the camera. Zone/scale depends on two things
- a good adapter that has correct infinity focus
- there are focus scales on the lens (example contax G lenses have no focus scale)

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The evf is what makes the difference. It is one of the best in terms of resolution. How hard is really based on how good your eyes are, especially your visual acuity. Focusing aids such as peaking w/ your choice of colors helps and mag view.

I would think for street u would scale/zone focus (wait for the person to walk into zone?) more than manual focus the camera. Zone/scale depends on two things
- a good adapter that has correct infinity focus
- there are focus scales on the lens (example contax G lenses have no focus scale)

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I decided not to carry the Hasselblad this morning and carried the Sony A7 instead. I hadn't used it with the Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH (LTM) or Color Skopar 28mm f/3.5 since the first week I had it so I figured I'd give them a shot.


Sony A7 + Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5
ISO 200 @ f/5.6

Both lenses are certainly a lot smaller and lighter than the Summilux-R 50/1.4 and Elmarit-R 24/2.8 that I usually carry with the A7, and the Novoflex adapter is much shorter as well. That's both good and bad. It makes carrying nice, but it makes working the lens' controls fussier. Each lens has a different arrangement of where the focusing ring is and where the aperture ring is too, and they're both sized and shaped differently. It slows you down.

Focusing either was easy enough ... Of course, its easier to focus a fast 50mm lens compared to a slowish 28mm lens. But that works just fine.

Otherwise, the camera works as it always does. I've got it well-dialed-in to my way of working now so aside from re-learning how to focus and use the aperture ring, it's same-old, same-old.

Reviewing the exposures afterwards ... I've revised my impressions.

The 28mm shows a good bit of light falloff at corners and edges and some magenta shifting. A bit of softness there. Also a bit of barrel distortion. The 50mm is quite clean about light falloff, little smearing, and an inconsequential amount of magenta shift. Images from both are quite good. The image above really needs an 11x17 inch print to see it properly.

(I wonder what about the Nokton 50/1.5 bugged me when I first used it? Hmm, dunno...)

The ergonomics aside, I'm pleased with them both. The Leica R lenses are nicer to use and fit my hands better, but there are times when fitting a lighter, smaller lens is worth the less-wonderful feel in use.

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A7 with 90mm Elmarit version 2 (This isn't a photoshop composite just lucky manual focus)


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a7r w. some 50s on a hawk's adapter.

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Fresh from an A7R acquisition, these are from Canon 50/1.5 (great lens, one of my favourite 50mm ever for B&N). Beware of flare!


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Sony A7 with Jupiter 8. It was a very windy day, which explains some of the background blur being a bit 'wild'.

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