Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 2

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The 135mm Lens Battle Combatants Part 1 for Larger Pictures


Here is the second part of our NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle. Part 1 discussed 135mm lens handling on the NEX-7. We tested three prime lenses (Canon 135/3.5 LTM, Konica 135/3.5, Minolta 135/3.5 MD) and two zoom lenses (Canon 70-200/2.8L, Olympus 75-150/4). The zoom lenses were set at 135mm approximately. The lenses tested are around $100 or less with the exception of the Canon zoom.

The shots were taken at wide open aperture (f/2.8, f/3.5, or f/4) and the at f/8. We have labeled each sample a color and a number. The NEX-7 or lens was on a tripod, ISO100, and JPG Fine output. The samples below are arranged as follows:
  • One is shot wide open. It shows the full scene with standard editing.
  • One Crop is shot wide open with no editing. It is a 100% crop.
  • Two is shot at f/8. It shows the full scene with standard editing.
  • Two Crop is shot at f/8 with no editing. It is a 100% crop.
  • Three is shot at f/8. It shows the full scene with standard editing.
Here are the samples. Please comment on which samples you like best.

Blue Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Red Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konicanex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Green Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Orange Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konicanex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konicanex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Yellow Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica


This post will be edited with the answer key.


Here is the answer key for the sets above: blue, green, orange, red, and yellow. These 100% crops of the RAW file developed by Adode Camera Raw with Daylight white balance. Thanks for participating.