Showing posts with label 16mm Pancake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 16mm Pancake. Show all posts

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sony A7r and NEX APS-C Lenses

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Carl Zeiss 32mm Touit Lens on Sony A7r


Here are a bevy of autofocus lenses made for the Sony NEX system mounted on the new Sony A7r. The red boxes show a 1:1 or square aspect ratio and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The lenses have rear baffles which were not removed. Most of the prime lenses can provide a square image with a little bit of vignetting. 16:9 images show heavy vignetting, maybe we can extract a 2.35:1 Cinemascope / Panavision image with the A7r's 36 megapixels to play with.

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Carl Zeiss 12mm Touit Lens on Sony A7r


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Sony 16mm Pancake with Ultra Wide Adapter on Sony A7r



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Sigma 19mm Lens on Sony A7r


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Sigma 30mm Lens on Sony A7r


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Sony 55-210mm OSS Lens @55mm on Sony A7r


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Sony 55-210mm OSS Lens @98mmLens on Sony A7r


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Sony 55-210mm OSS Lens @210mm Lens on Sony A7r


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sony NEX-6 Milky Way Time Lapse

Milky Way Time Lapse by David H.


Here are the settings David H. used on his NEX-6 with the help of PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Camera settings: 16mm, ISO 1600, f3.5, 30sec.To extend the battery life I made a cover to put over the EVF to trick the camera. This turns off the light on the back of the main screen and conserves a lot of power. I did this using the Time Lapse app on 40 second intervals (10 seconds longer than exposure time to allow the camera to process images). Still trying to figure out if you can use the Time Lapse app in RAW format.

Here is a video showing the NEX / Time Lapse App interface.

NEX PlayMemories Camera Apps Time Lapse


The Time Lapse App is available for $9.99 from the PlayMemories Camera App store. PlayMemories Camera Apps are compatible with Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New 20mm Pancake Lens for NEX Cameras

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New 20mm f/2.8 E-mount Lens for Sony NEX Cameras.


Here is the new E-mount lens from Sony. The 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens, part number SEL20F28, from Sony is a native E-mount lens which means full compatibility, autofocus and auto-aperture, with all the NEX cameras. The 20mm pancake is 20mm in depth, the 16mm pancake is 22.5mm in depth. This means a slightly more compact package on NEX bodies, see the NEX-5R with 16mm below. The lens will provide an equivalent fov of 30mm when used on the APS-C sensor.

The SEL20F28 20mm pancake lens will sell for $350 and will be available in April of this year. It makes the $250 16mm pancake seem like a bargain.

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NEX-5R with 16mm Pancake.



20mm Pancake (SEL20F28) Technical Specifications

Sony SEL20F28
20mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Lens Configuration 6 groups, 6 elements
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 30mm
Aperture blades 7
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/16
Maximum magnification 0.12x
Min. focusing distance 7.9 in (0.2 m)
Filter Diameter ∅49mm
Dimensions Diameter x Length (max.) 2.5 x 0.8 in (62.6 x 20.4mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (69 g)
Other Features Internal Motor, AF in Movie Mode,
Direct Manual Focus
Exterior Finish Aluminum Alloy

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sony NEX 30mm Hood on 16mm Pancake Lens

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Sony 16mm Pancake with ALC-SH113 Hood


Are you looking for more flare protection for your Sony 16mm f/2.8 E Pancake lens? The 16mm pancake does not come with a lens hood but Alphaman came up with a solution. He used the ALC-SH113 hood from the Sony NEX 30mm Macro Lens on the 16mm Pancake. The provides full coverage from the side and has a rectangular cutout in the middle. The 16mm and the ALC-SH113 hood does not cause vignetting. The combination looks great.

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sony nex 30mm hood 16mm pancake

Photos by Alphaman of 30mm Macro Hood on 16mm Pancake



ALC-SH112, the flower petal hood for the 18-55mm OSS E-mount lens will also work with the 16mm pancake but it does not provide the same coverage as the ALC-SH113 hood.

Thanks Alphaman!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gravity Shots Takes the NEX-7 Flying



GravityShots.com has a new weapon in its UAV arsenal - it's the new Sony NEX-7. They mounted the NEX-7 on a Cinestar 6 hexacopter and took it for its maiden voyage around a lovely compound. Maybe trying to see if Santa was on the roof?

The lens on the camera is the much maligned 16mm Pancake. The video settings were: "1080 60P, manual at 1/125, f9, iso400, auto focus, WB at cloudy and Vivid for scene."

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Sony NEX-7 secured in a Cinestar 6 Hexacopter UAV



Get more info at facebook.com/quadrocopter.

Thanks Gravity Shots!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NEX VCL ECU1 Wide Angle Conversion Lens Deal

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Save 50% on the VCL-ECU1



The VCL-ECU1 Wide Angle Conversion Lens for the E-mount 16mm Pancake is currently on sale at Amazon. It is not in stock but you can still order one for $65. It is normally priced at $130. The VCL-ECU1 with the 16mm pancake produces images with an 18mm FOV.



Here are some photos from flickr using the VCL-ECU1 Wide Angle Conversion lens.
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by Hiro Taro


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by freiraum7


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by Teddy Leung


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by Eugine W


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by TomRickHalNao

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEX-3 with 18-55mm and 16mm Lens $499

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Sony NEX-3, 18-55mm Lens, 16mm Lens, $499 with Free Shipping



Amazon and Sony teamed up to give us the NEX-3 Twin Lens Kit for $499 insted of $749. Add both the NEX-3 with 18-55mm OSS lens ($499) and the 16mm pancake lens ($249) to your cart and $249 will automatically be deducted from the total price.

Buy a Sony Alpha NEX-3 Camera, Get a Wide-Angle Lens Free
To take advantage of this offer, simply add the camera and Sony SEL16F128 lens from the list below to your Shopping Cart, and we'll automatically apply the discount at checkout.

Offer good through 11:59 p.m. PST on December 3, 2011, while supplies last. Applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.com and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site. The eligible lens must be purchased together with the qualifying camera in the same order. Amazon.com reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time. For additional restrictions, please read our terms and conditions.


If we were starting with a new NEX-7 system, our strategy would be to order the NEX-7 Body Only and the NEX-3 deal from above. This would give us both lenses and a backup NEX body for big discount. The NEX-3 would also be a perfect gift for your significant other.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sony NEX-C3 16mm Lens Kit Unboxing



Let's see what's inside the box of a brand new NEX-C3. It's always good to see what accessories to expect with a new product.

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Thanks ThePrestige813!

Monday, May 2, 2011

More Details About the NEX-C3

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Silve Sony NEX-C3 with 16mm Pancake Lens



Details about the new Sony Alpha NEX-C3, which replaces the NEX-3.
  • There will be three (3) model designations:
    • NEX-C3A with the 16mm Pancake Lens
    • NEX-C3K with the 18-55mm Zoom OSS Lens
    • NEX-C3D with both the 16mm Pancake and the 18-55mm Zoom Lens
  • The APS-C sensor as written on the NEX-C3 body is 16.2 MP which produces a 4912 x 3264 pixel image. The NEX-3 produces a 4592 X 3056 pixel image.
  • The Sony NEX-C3 will ship with the new NEX firmware version 04 which includes:
    • Focus Peaking
    • Picture Effects
  • The location of the memory card has been moved from the battery compartment. It now resides in a separate compartment closer to the center of the camera.
  • The NEX-C3 will ship with the standard NEX flash and not the larger flash in this picture. This confirms that the older NEX-3 and NEX-5 can accept the larger flash.
  • As we predicted the left and right direction of the wheel is now customizable. This gives us five buttons to to tailor the NEX-C3's user interface to our needs.
This is all from a Czech version of the NEX-C3 manual which we learned of from our friends at Sony Alpha Rumours. We do not speak Czech so it's a rough translation.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sony NEX Balloon Aerial Photography

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Berkeley Art Museum from a NEX-5 and a Balloon



Michael L. took out the Sony NEX-5, a helium weather balloon, and 700 ft of dacron tethers to capture some images of the University of California, Berkeley Campus, from up above.

More sample photos from M.L.:
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sony nex balloon aerial photography

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M.L. his weather balloon and the NEX-5



Read more about Michael L's experience with his NEX-5 and a balloon at the KAP Discussion page.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sony NEX-5 Gaui Quad 330X UAV



SeismicWave is testing out his new aerial photography UAV which is a TSH Gaui Hobby Corporation (Gaui) 330X-S 4 rotor flying machine with the Sony NEX-5 and the 16mm pancake lens.

Here is what he wrote:
I stuck the Sony NEX-5 on the Gaui quad. It maxed out the weight limit at 1070 grams. I am using the stock 16 mm f2.8 lens and a 3S 2500 mah pack. Video quality is pretty good though. My pack is not very good so internal resistance is pretty high. It is only using 1000 mah after 5 1/2 minutes.

The Gaui 330X-S is only $400 which is fairly inexpensive for all this technology and the unique vantage point it provides for aerial photographers. We really need one of these UAVs for the NEX-5 just for the fact that it looks like a lot of fun to fly.


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gaui quad 330x sony nex uav

Gaui Quad 330X-S Flyer Kit with Scorpion Motors



Gaui Quad 330X-S Review by RCGroups



For more info check out SeismicWave at helifreak.com.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sony NEX-5 Droidworx Microcopter UAV



J. Scholl shot this video with the Sony NEX-5 mounted on a Droidworx AD-6HL (Heavy Lift) UAV. The NEX-5 and the 16mm pancake lens provides high quality images at very minimal weight. Hopefully firmware v04 will allow us to shut off the lcd screen of the NEX when shooting to extend battery life.

Here is our previous post of another NEX and microcopter in action.


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Droidworx AD-6HL Frame Only



Check out quadrocopter for more info.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sony NEX-5 Now In Gold

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The third color for the Sony NEX-5 was announced this week and it is gold. It looks to be more champagne to us. It will set you apart from the standard silver or black camera crowd.

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sony nex-5 gold nex-5d

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sony NEX-3 Samsung NX100 Drop Test



musteryee posted a video of the Sony NEX-3 and the Samsung NX100 in a drop test. The cameras were dropped on the bottom and the side at 50 cm (19.7 in), 100 cm (39.4 in), and 150 cm (59.1 in). The Sony NEX-3 did not survive the drop test on the side at 100 cm (39.4 in) while the NX100 was still functioning.

The lesson of the story? Do not drop any electronic device but if you do and the angle is just right, it may survive. Use the wrist strap or neck strap, and a bag and keep your valuables safe.

We are wondering if the more robust NEX-5 with the magnesium body would have done better. Kids don't try this at home.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sony NEX-5 and Bali



J. Chu took the Sony NEX-5, 16mm Pancake, Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD, and the 18-55mm OSS lenses to Bali to produce the video above.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sony NEX-5 Kite Aerial Photography

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Sony NEX-5 Kite Aerial Photography Rig


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sony nex kite aerial photography


Here are some photos of Wind Watcher's Kite Aerial Photography rig using the Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm pancake lens. The NEX-5's combination of light weight and large sensor is perfect for going airborne.

from Wind Watchers post:
Camera:
Sony Nex-5 with 16mm Pancake

Rig: Modified Brooks BBKK auto KAP rig with AuRiCo controller for pan (reduction gears) and tilt servos.

Rig Configuration: Dual [Sony Nex-5 and Go Pro HD Hero] and Single camera set up [Sony Nex-5].

The shutter was triggered by the gentLED-Shutter (which generates an infra-red (IR) signal to the NEX-5 remote sensor detector. The gentled-Shutter device is wired directly to the shutter servo port on the AuRiCo device. This was my first use of the AuRiCo shutter control approach as I just about always use the CHDK shutter control on my Canon cameras. Works like a champ.

KAP sessions: 4 over Chester Springs, December 2010

Kites: Nighthawk and Fled


And here are some of Wind Watcher's KAP pictures captured with the rig mentioned above:

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sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography


If you are interested in Kite Aerial Photography check out Notes on KAP.

Thanks Wind Watcher!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sony NEX-5 vs Leica M8

Here is another shootout comparing the Sony NEX-5 and the Leica M8. The lens used was the Zeiss 18mm f/4.0 ZM. The Sony 16mm Pancake was also used so we can compare the Zeiss against it. All shots are by Boris from Wild-Places.com.

Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm Pancake at f/8.0 and Center Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

Sony NEX-5 with the Zeiss 18mm ZM at f/8.0 and Center Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

Leica M8 with the Zeiss 18mm ZM at f/8.0 and Center Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm Pancake at f/8.0 and Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

Sony NEX-5 with the Zeiss 18mm ZM at f/8.0 and Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

Leica M8 with the Zeiss 18mm ZM at f/8.0 and Crop

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sony nex leica m8 zeiss 18mm lens

The Zeiss 18mm ZM Lens used in the shots above.

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The Leica M8 with the Zeiss 18mm ZM

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