Friday, April 18, 2014

Sony A7r with Konica Hexanon 57mm f1.2

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Sony A7r with Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 shot by NEX-7 with a Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit-R


Here are some of our test shots from the Sony A7r and the Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 lens. The lens was mounted on the A7r using a Konica AR lens adapter. We wanted to test out the lens at f/1.2 the whole time and it was fitted with a 4X ND filter to battle the sun. The 1/8000 shutter speed and 50 ISO of the Sony A7r helped at times as well.

The Konica 57mm played very well with the A7r per our standards. All the shots were handheld as we rarely use a tripod. The focusing, at such a shallow depth of field from the large f/1.2 aperture of the lens, was manageable on the A7r. The weight of the lens would make us think twice of walking around with it but the results are hard to argue with. The details shown at f/1.2 is remarkable even at the outer edges of the shots.

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sony a7r konica hexanon 57mm 1.2

100% crop of the shot above shows great detail.


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Not a technically perfect shot.


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Red Pail Pops.


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100% crop of the shot above at the top edge has plenty of detail.


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We need to shoot this one again.


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Blue lamp.


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Gold detail.


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Zombie Barricade.


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100% crop at the extreme left edge.



It was our first time playing with RAW files from the Sony A7r. We used Raw Photo Process to process the 36 MB RAW files to 218 MB tiff files - our laptop was straining a bit. The files were then finished off in Aperture. We need to tweak our workflow since we are still using our NEX-7 processing.

P.S. The shot of the A7r and the Konica 57mm was taken by the NEX-7 using wireless flash with the F20AM as the controller and the F43AM as the slave. Experimenting with wireless flash was fun.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

3D Models of Sony NEX-7 and A7R

Sony NEX-7 3D Rendering by Humster 3D



Check out these 3D renderings of the Sony NEX-7 and the Sony A7R. The 3D rendering of the Sony digital cameras are made by Humster 3D. These are only the 3D files not actual models. The files would then be processed by a 3D printer to produce a solid model in many materials and colors. We have not bought any of these files so we can't attest to their quality.


Sony A7R 3D Rendering by Humster 3D




Check out Humster 3D for more information on the Sony NEX-7 or the A7R 3D model.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sony A7r Compact Technical Camera Prototype

Sony A7 with a Fuji GX680 by chiek


Here is the Sony A7 that has technical movements such as rise, fall, and shift by mating it to the Fuji GX680, 6x8 cm medium format camera.

Here was chiek's concept.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sony A7S at ISO 409600 Nightvision.

Sony A7S ISO 1600 to 409,600


Let's go eight stops by the campfire.

E Stands for Eighteen

Sony A7S Overview


Michael Bubolo of Sony North America solves the E-mount mystery. E stands for eighteen. Watch the rest of the footage to learn more about the Sony A7S.