Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 1

sony nex-7 135mm lens f8

Composite of Four 135mm Lenses at f/8 with the NEX-7

Here is a first part of our 135mm focal length test used on the Sony NEX-7. This gives us an equivalent FOV of 202mm. We don't really shoot much at this focal length but we wanted to see how the NEX-7 and the various 135mm lenses worked with each other. These lenses are around the $100 mark with the exception of the Canon zoom. The lenses tested are:
  • Canon 135mm f/3.5 LTM
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L EF
  • Konica Hexanon 135mm f/3.5 AR
  • Minolta 135mm f/3.5 MD
  • Olympus 75-150mm f/4 Auto Zoom
First let's rate the handling. The Minolta and the Konica are the lightest of the group. This makes them the easiest to handle. The Olympus zoom is next and is most versatile being a zoom lens but it is longer than the Konica and Minolta. The Canon LTM is heavier than the first three but is the most compact in size. The aperture ring is at the end of the barrel and when adjusted, it also adjusts the focus. The Canon EOS zoom is the biggest and heaviest of the group. We do not have the Conurus EF NEX Smart adapter so we cannot change the aperture.

The NEX-7 was set on Aperture Priority, ISO100, and 2 sec self-timer. The camera or lens was set on the tripod. Here are the pictures of the 135mm lenses with the NEX-7.

Sony NEX-7 with 135mm Lenses taken with NEX-5 with 18-55mm Lens

sony nex-7 canon 135mm ltm

Canon 135mm f/3.5 on NEX-7 via LTM to M Adapter > M to NEX Adapter

sony nex-7 canon 70-200mm ef eos

Canon 70-200 f/2.8L on NEX-7 via Canon EOS to NEX Adapter

sony nex-7 konica 135mm ar

Konica 135mm f/3.5 on NEX-7 via Konica AR to NEX Adapter

sony nex-7 minolta 135mm md

Minolta 135mm/f3.5 on NEX-7 via Minolta SR to NEX Adapter

sony nex-7 olympus 75-150mm zoom zuiko

Olympus 75-150/4 Zoom on NEX-7 via Olympus to EOS adapter > EOS to NEX Adapter

We'll post the images on Part 2 of the NEX 135mm Lens Battle.

The images from the 5 lenses above are posted in Part 2.

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