Showing posts with label Nikon F. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nikon F. Show all posts

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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600

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Sony NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600

TheCameraStoreTV posted their hands on video with the Metabone Speed Booster for NEX cameras. They used the Canon EOS to NEX Speed Booster lens adapter on the NEX-7.

In the video they compare the NEX-7 and the Nikon D600, a full frame camera, to see if there are perceptible differences. They used a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens on both cameras. The exposures were set to be equal at ISO 200 and aperture set at f/8. The NEX-7 with the Speed Booster registered and aperture of f/5.6 due to the full stop of light from the adapter. The D600 registered f/8. The image above is a side by side comparison at 400% enlargement. Would you be able to tell the difference?

Check out the full hands on video with the Speed Booster below.

Metabones Speed Booster Review by TheCamaeraStore

Thanks Jordan and TheCamerStore!

The Metabones Speed Booster can be found here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

NEX Shift Adapter for Nikon Lenses

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NEX Shift Adapter for Nikon Lenses

Here is a Kipon shift lens adapter for NEX cameras. At the moment it is only available for Nikon F lenses. Here is the eBay auction for the Kipon shift adapter for NEX cameras. Let's hope more mounts for the shift adapter will be available soon.

Here is how Canon describes shift:
To explain Shift, the example of photographing a building exterior is an easy one for most to follow. Normally, if you use a wide-angle lens and try to photograph a fairly tall building, you’d aim the camera upward to include all of the building in the frame. The problem? In aiming the camera upward, you introduce a perspective distortion. The sides of the building bow inward, giving a sort of pyramid-like effect. In our everyday photography, we’ve seen this so much that we’re usually acclimated to it and accept it. But to a critical professional, there are times when this distortion is not acceptable. Here is where a shift lens comes in.

With the lens’s movements all set to their centered “zero” position, the camera is aimed carefully at the building, with critical attention paid to insure that the vertical lines and sides of the building are perfectly straight. (Parenthetically, the new Live View feature of current EOS digital SLRs, combined with its on-screen Grid Lines display, is ideal for this type of use.) However, with the sides of the building straight, there’s a catch — the lens is pointed straight ahead, and we can’t see the top of the building. Shift now comes into play. Simply turn the shift knob to raise the front section of the lens upward, and the entire image begins to rise in the finder or on the Live View display. But since the entire camera isn’t being tilted upward to achieve this, the lines remain straight. Of course, tripod mounting is ideal for this type of use, but it can be seen even in hand-held applications.

You can also see shift in action in the Adorama Tilt-Shift Lens video below.

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12mm of Shift Adjustment

Tilt Shift Lens Tutorial from AdoramaTV

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Check out the NEX Tilt Adapters that we've posted previously.

Thanks Canon, Adorama, and eBay!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sony NEX-7 vs 5D Mark III vs D800 DxOMark Sensor Battle

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Let's see how the Sony NEX-7's APS-C (23.5x15.6mm) sensor does against the latest generation of full frame (24x36mm) sensors. DxOMark rates the NEX-7's sensor at 81 and the new Canon 5d Mark III garnered the same score. The Nikon D800's sensor, made by Sony, gets a score of 95 - the highest on DxOMark for a full frame camera.

The NEX-7 provides a slight advantage in dynamic range against the 5d MkIII at low ISOs - 320 and under. Color depth is a push between the two cameras and the 5d MkIII's larger sensor and larger pixel pitch gives it the edge at high ISO shots.

Take a closer look at the DxOMark comparison for yourself. Overall the NEX-7 is still one of the best APS-C sensors. It provides a great sensor in a neat versatile little package.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4K Ready NEX-FS700 NXCAM Camcorder Introduced

4 Days with the NEX-FS700 by Andrew Young

This is the newest camera of the NEX system. It is a pro level camcorder dubbed the Sony NEX-FS700 NXCAM. The camera builds on the NEX-FS100 with most of the requested features like the built-in ND filter and the 3G-SDI interface. The NEX-FS700 is also 4K ready, soon 4096 x 2160 video can be captured with an NEX camera.

The video above by Andrew Young shows the versatility of the NEX-FS700 for video - 240fps in HD, 400fps in 480p, autofocus tracking with Alpha mount and E-mount lenses, most adaptable lens mount, lightweight and compact.

The video below is a walkthrough of the NEX-FS700 which shows the user interface. There is a zoom rocker which means that a new E-mount powered zoom lens for video is inevitable.

Features of the NEX-FS700 Camcorder:
  • 4K “Exmor” Super 35 CMOS sensor
  • Super slow motion at 10x at full HD or 40x at lower resolutions
  • E-mount interchangeable lenses offer a wide choice of lenses
  • Built-in ND filters
  • 3G-SDI interface and HDMI
  • SEL 18200 lens supplied
  • Zoom Rocker for future E-mount lenses

Sony NEX-FS700 Walkthrough with .Sardo.

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NEX-FS700 NEX-FS100 Side by Side

Thanks Andrew and Sardo!

Friday, December 2, 2011

NEX-7 vs M9 vs 5dII vs X100 vs D7000 vs 7D

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NEX-7 24mp APS-C Sensor vs Leica, Canon, Nikon, and Fuji

DxOMark published their test results for the Sony NEX-7 sensor and we wanted to see how it compares to the most popular cameras around.

The top row shows the NEX-7 vs the full frame contenders, Leica M9 and the Canon 5d Mark II. The NEX-7 comes out on top overall with a score of 81. The Canon 5dII is a close second gaining a DxOMark of 79. The Leica M9 comes in third with a score of 69. The NEX-7 edges out both full frame contenders in Portrait (Color Depth) and Landscape (Dynamic Range). The 5dII wins in the Low Light ISO category followed by the NEX-7 with the M9 in third.

The bottom row of the image above shows the APS-C sensored cameras. The NEX-7 and the Nikon D7000 are the top APS-C cameras in this comparison. The Fuji X100 comes in third and the Canon 7D comes in last.

The scores are based on RAW sensor performance of the camera as tested by DxOMark.

Check out DxOMark's favorable impression of the NEX-7.

Thanks DxOMark!

Friday, November 11, 2011

NEX-5N Tokyo Time Lapse By Okometubu

Here is a time lapse video by Okometubu made with the Sony NEX-5N and the Switch Science intervalometer that we posted about last July.

Here is the list of Nikon lenses used on the NEX via a lens adapter:
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 20mm f/2.8s
  • AF Nikkor 50mm F1.8D
  • AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • Nikkor 28mm f/3.5

Nice work Okometubu!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sony NEX-5N vs Nikon V1 Camera

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Sony NEX-5N vs Nikon V1 Size Comparison

CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-5NNikon 1 V1
Number of effective pixels16.1 million pixels10.1 million pixels
CCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm
CX CMOS Sensor
13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop Factor1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV2.7x 50mm lens = 135mm FOV
ISO Range100 - 25600100-6400
LensSony NEX E-mountNikon 1 Mount
Image StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)In Lens (Vibration Reduction)
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per sec.10 frames per sec.
LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal 921,600 Pixels Touchscreen3" Diagonal 921,000 Pixels
Electronic ViewfinderOptional OLED 2.4m dot0.47 in TFT LCD 1.44m dot
Video Resolution1920 x 1080 / 60p-24p1920 x 1080 / 60i
Dimensions4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 60 x 38 mm)
4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in.
(112 x 76 x 43.5 mm)
Weight9.5 oz (269 g)13.5 oz (383 g)
Price$699 with 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
$899.95 with 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens

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Sony NEX-5N vs Nikon V1 Size Comparison (Top View)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sony NEX-5 and NASAs Last Space Shuttle Launch

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Sony NEX-5 3D Rig with Nikkor 20mm Lens

Dennis Biela sent us an email to share their Last Shuttle Project which uses the Sony NEX-5 in a 3D configuration. The Last Shuttle Project intends to show the an exclusive perspective on the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program.

The NEX 3D rig positions the two NEX-5 to provide a stereoscopic view for photos and videos. Two Nikkor 20mm f/4 AI Lens using Nikon F to E-mount lens adapters. A special IR transmitter was created by Bob Fisher the "Widget Guy" to trigger the cameras simultaneously. Below is a sample image from the NEX 3D Rig.

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Shuttle Atlantis at the Orbiter Processing Facility taken with the NEX 3D Rig

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Bob "widget Guy" Fisher and Trammel Hudson Prepares for the Last Shuttle Launch

More information on the Last Shuttle Project

You can help support The Last Shuttle Project by checking out the The Last Shuttle Kickstarter page.

Thanks Dennis B and good luck!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sony NEX-VG10 Sigma 50-500mm Bigma Video

Here is some footage that Steve N shot with his NEX-VG10 and the Sigma 50-500mm ultra zoom lens aka Bigma. The Bigma used is a Nikon mount so it does have an aperture ring but focusing is all done manually. Steve points out:
...Sony hasn't equipped the VG10 with focus confirmation or focus assist: there is no peaking or image enlargement which would help immensely when working with MF lenses...perhaps a firmware update can address this!

Sony stated at Photokina that they will be working with third party lens makers so we can expect focus confirmation, and aperture control on adapted lenses.

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Sony NEX-VG10 with a Sigma 50-500mm Zoom aka Bigma

Click here for more pictures of the combination above.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sony NEX-VG10 with Sigma 50-500mm Bigma

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Here are Steve N's pictures of his Sony NEX-VG10, a Nikon F mount to Sony E-mount lens adapter, and a Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO Ultra Telephoto, aka the Bigma. This would give an equivalent of 90mm to 900mm zoom lens on the NEX-VG10 with it's 1.8x crop factor. We'll post videos soon...

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Check out Steve N's work!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NEX-5 Stitched Panoramas by G. Kemp

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NEX-5 Auto-HDR Panorama with Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
Check out the VR version.

Check out these amazing panoramas by G. Kemp using a Sony NEX-5 and a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 G ED Fisheye lens. He uses the NEX-5's Auto-HDR feature for each shot then stitches them together with editing software. A Nikon G to Sony E-mount lens adapter is used to the lens on the NEX-5.

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Check out more photos from G Kemp!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NEX-5 with Nikkor Lenses Video

polispol and DoP took out the Sony NEX-5 and tested out some Nikkor lenses. The adapter used was the Kipon Nikon to NEX E-mount. The lenses used were the 85mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.4. Great bokeh from a couple of fast lenses.

Thanks for the email pol!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sony NEX Nikon AF-S G Lens Adapter

Here is the newest Sony NEX E-mount adapter from RJ Adapter. It allows NEX users to use one of the best wide angle zooms available, the AF-S Nikkor14-24mm f/2.8G.
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Best wide angle zoom, Nikon 14-24 G

G Type Nikkor lenses do not have traditional aperture rings, like Canon EOS EF lenses. The NEX E-mount Nikon G adapter auction states that aperture adjustment and control is provided. It also states that, before attaching your G Lens to the adapter, to make sure the aperture control lever of the lens to the "open" position.

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Sony NEX E-mount Nikon G Lens RJ Adapter.

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Sony NEX-5 and a Nikon 28-80 lens.

The new adapter also works with the Nikon F mount.
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Sony NEX-5 Nikkor 85 f/1.4 lens.

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The ever useful tripod mount on the lens adapter.

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Adjustable fit, more gap equals tighter fit.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sony NEX Nikon F Lens Adapter

Here is the newest lens adapter for the Sony NEX E-mount camera. It is from Kipon and it allows us to use Nikon F mount lenses on the Sony NEX-5 or NEX-3. This includes Zeiss made ZF and ZF.2 lenses.

Zeiss 2.8 21mm Distagon T* ZF.2

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Here is the eBay auction for Sony NEX Nikon F Lens adapter.