Showing posts with label Contax Zeiss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contax Zeiss. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sony NEX-5 with Contax Zeiss Distagon and Planar

Here are my dream slr lenses on the Sony NEX-5. They are Carl Zeiss lenses made for the Contax SLR system. These lenses are on par with the modern Carl Zeiss lenses for Sony/Minolta, Pentax, Canon, and Nikon at a very reasonable price.

All the lenses were previously used on a Canon DSLR via a Contax / Yashica to Canon EOS adapter. They were mounted on the Sony NEX-5 using an EOS to NEX E-mount adapter. The direct way would be to use a Contax/Yashica to NEX E-mount lens adapter.

Here are the lenses mounted on the NEX and sample snap shots at wide open aperture and stopped down at f/5.6. These images are straight jpgs out of the NEX-5.

The first lens is the Contax Zeiss 28mm Distagon with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This is a great landscape lens at a bargain.
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Sony NEX with Contax Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 Distagon


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Contax 28mm Distagon at f/2.8


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Contax 28mm Distagon at f/5.6



The second lens is the Contax Zeiss 50mm Planar with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The perfect normal lens, dreamy wide open at f/1.4 and tack sharp stopped down.
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Sony NEX with Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar


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Contax 50mm Planar at f/1.4


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Contax 50mm Planar at f/5.6



The third lens is the Contax Zeiss 85mm Planar with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The perfect portrait lens, dreamy with creamy bokeh wide open and tack sharp at smaller apertures.sony nex contax zeiss distagon planar

Sony NEX with Contax 85mm f/1.4 Planar


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Contax 85mm Planar at f/1.4


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Contax 85mm Planar at f/5.6



The announcement of Carl Zeiss joining the Sony E-mount system with their rumored 24mm f/1.7 lens was great news to us. We are hoping that other Carl Zeiss lenses optimized for the Sony NEX are being developed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sony NEX Contax Zeiss Yashica Lens Adapter

Here is the 2nd Sony NEX E-mount lens adapter released today. This adapter allows us to use around 31 Carl Zeiss designed Contax manual lenses on the Sony NEX camera. These lenses vary from fisheys, shift, zooms, and mirror lenses. Here is the eBay auction for the Sony NEX Contax Yashica Lens Adapter.

The two lenses below would be great on a Sony NEX body. First is the 28mm Hollywood Distagon, which would give you a fast 42mm effective focal length lens. The second is a pancake lens, 45mm Tessar f/2.8. The compactness of the Tessar would complement the size of the NEX body.

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Contax Zeiss 2,0/28mm Distagon aka Hollywood


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Contax 45mm Tessar Pancake on a Contax Aria