Showing posts with label Lens Adapter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lens Adapter. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum with the A7r

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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective Whitney Museum


We discovered that the Jeff Koons exhibit was on its final days at the Whitney Museum. We also learned that the Whitney was closing the doors at the Breuer Building location and was moving downtown towards the Highline. We took the Sony A7r and a Contax 28mm Distagon and tested out GeoTagging - posted earlier. Here are some images from the excursion.

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Bear and Policeman by Jeff Koons


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Zeiss 35mm Distagon ZM Announced

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Mockup of Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZM on Sony A7r


Carl Zeiss announced their fastest ZM, Leica M mount, lens at Photokina 2014. The new Distagon T* 1,4/35mm ZM is designed for the Leica M digital sensor but we are hopeful that it will work well on the Sony A7 cameras with the appropriate lens adapter. Above is a mockup of what the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens would look on a Sony A7. The Zeiss 35 f/1.4 will provide subject isolation through shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon ZM in Black


Below are the lens specs and intro video from Carl Zeiss.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony a6000 Digiscoping Samples by 5Bellies Digiscoping

Marsh Harrier 14 by 5bellies Digiscoping


Here are some great digiscoping shots by 5bellies Digiscoping. He uses a Sony a6000 with a Swarovski scope which consists the STX-85 modular objective lens, the STX Eyepiece Module with a 25-60x magnification, and the TLS APO adapter.

There are a few samples below and a quick tutorial by Swarovski.

The Rig, Sony a6000 with a Swarovski STX-85 Digiscope


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kingfishers by ijsvogel with Sony A7s with 500mm Lens

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Sony A7s ISO:500 Aperture:f/7.1 Shutter Speed:1/2000


ijsvogel took out his Sony A7s, LA-EA4 lens adapter, and the Sony 500mm f/4.0 SSM G lens to capture some kingfishers and we think he did very well. He states that the autofocus did very well with the LA-EA4 adapter on the A7s. All the shots were taken on a tripod.

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Sony A7s ISO:1250 Aperture:f/5.6 Shutter Speed:1/500


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Sony A7s ISO:800 Aperture:f/5.6 Shutter Speed:1/160



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Sony 500mm f/4.0 SSM G Lens



Thanks ijsvogel!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Myth Busting with a Full Spectrum Sony A7R

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Sony A7R with Clear Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops


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Sony A7R with Stock Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops


Will replacing the standard Sony A7R's ifrared cut-off filter with a clear filter improve rangefinder lens performance? Compare the images above from genotypewritings to see what your conclusion is. Read more about the full spectrum Sony A7R at genotypewritings.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tilt Shift Timelapse from Sony NEX-6 and A7s by darwinfish105


darwinfish105 used the Sony NEX-6 time lapse app at 1 second intervals and the Sony A7s with the RM-VPR1 remote in continuous mode to produce this wonderful time lapse.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Inexpensive Canon EOS to E-mount Lens Adapter from Commlite

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Canon 100mm L IS Macro on Sony A7 via Commlite Lens Adapter


Commlite Canon EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter Video by FILM...SOUND...COLOR


Here's an inexpensive Canon EOS/EF to E-mount lens adapter by Commlite. If you are a Canon shooter and have looked into switching to the Sony A7 series cameras, you probably know of the Metabones Canon to Sony lens adapter. Commlite has their own version which is about 1/4 the price with all the same features. Both lens adapters will allow your EOS lens to communicate with the Sony body. The Image Stabilization feature will work and autofocus as well, although slowly. The Commlite lens adapter comes in black and off-white to almost match your Canon lens. This adapter works with the full frame Sony A7, A7R, and A7S and APS-C sensored A6000 and NEX cameras.

Commlite EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter in Black

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commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter

Commlite EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter in Off-White

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commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter

Sony A7 with Canon 70-300mm L IS via Commlite Lens Adapter



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NY Botanical Garden with the A7r and Minolta 35-70mm MD

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We took the Sony A7r with the Minolta 35-70mm MD Macro lens to the New York Botanical Garden's The Orchid Show. The 35-70mm MD Macro makes for a nice walkabout zoom lens for the full frame A7r. It can cover wide angle to medium telephoto shots. The majority of pictures poster here were taken using macro mode, providing 1:4 magnification. The aperture was set at f/5.6 - f/8. The Sony A7r was set to shutter priority mode at 1/200 and auto ISO. This was in order to minimize camera shake indoors, since this was all hand held.

We were pleased with the results and drawing style provided by the a7r and the Minolta 35-70mm. This would be a nice inexpensive travel lens.


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sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Sony A7r Samples

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Rolling.


Here are some shots of Brooklyn produced by the Sony A7r and the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar. This is the 1st version of the 12mm lens in Leica M mount.  You can see the color shift but it's not intrusive for these snaps.  The Voigtlander 12mm is compact and looks great on the A7r.

Sony A7rVoigtlander 12mm Viewfinder


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Wilted.


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School yard.


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To Manhattan.


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Couple.


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Boardwalk.


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Golden.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Sony A7r with Contax G 28mm Biogon Test Shots

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Manhattan from Brooklyn


We are still learning which lenses play well with the Sony A7r and we found one that's not so friendly. The Contax G 28mm f/2.8 Biogon, shown in our previous post, is a non-retrofocus rangefinder lens which means that the rear of the lens is closer to the film plane or sensor. This causes the light at the edges to hit the Sony's A7r full frame sensor at oblique angles which results in color casts. This happens with the Leica M9 and M240 but is corrected with in-camera with software. The color cast can also be corrected with CornerFix or Light Room's Flat Field Plug-in, discussed by Tobinators here. We did not correct the images here for color cast.

Apart from the color cast, the Contax G 28mm Biogon performed well. We love the sharpness, contrast, and color the lens and the Sony A7r sensor delivers. Most of the shots are at f/5.6 or f/8 as we tried for the sweet spot of the lens. The A7r was set to Aperture Priority as there was plenty of light to keep a fast shutter speed.

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Anchored


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Manhattan Blue Bridge


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Green Clock


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Men At Work




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trainspotting with the 40mm M-Rokkor and Sony A7r

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Here are some test shots with the Minolta 40mm f/2 M-Rokkor for the Minolta CLE. This is the multicoated version of the Leica 40mm Summicron-C. We used the very compact 40mm M-Rokkor walking around a local train museum with the Sony A7r via a Leica M lens adapter. The shots up to the handcart are all done at maximum aperture of f/2. Manual focus was very easy with using the viewfinder magnification of the A7r even in the mid-day sun. The mid-day sun also guaranteed high shutter speeds at ISO 100 and f/2. All the shots are handheld.

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sony a7r 40mm m-rokkor leica

The shots below are at f/5.6 up to f/11. We need to test this lens more but the sweet spot is definitely at f/5.6.

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sony a7r 40mm m-rokkor leica

The CSX 152 (GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive) and the CSX 7305 (GE C40-8 [Dash 8]) was shot during the afternoon sun.

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sony a7r 40mm m-rokkor leica

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Sony A7r with a Minolta 40mm f/2 M-Rokkor via Leica M Adapter


The lens has been great on the Minolta CLE and NEX-7 and it performs well on the full-frame A7r. The lightweight and compact 40mm M-Rokkor with a fairly fast f/2 aperture should always be considered for the A7 if you want to try Leica M lenses.