Sony NEX-7 with Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R

Here are a few shots from Old Sturbridge Village using our newly acquired Leica 60mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit-R on the Sony NEX-7. The Leica 60mm Macro is said to have "excellent image quality at close-up range..." and "superb results at greater distances" when stopped down. We used the Macro Elmarit-R wide open all day at f/2.8 and only stopped down to f/5.6 when the depth of field was needed. The NEX-7 was set to Aperture Priority and ISO 100 outdoors or Auto ISO indoors. A basic Leica R to E-mount lens adapter was used.

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 100


The NEX-7 with the Leica 60mm is a nice match in good light. We had no problem of keeping the shutter speeds up at f/2.8 in snowy New England.

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 800 to 1600


The Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R has a long focus throw and focusing indoors takes some practice with moving subjects. The focus ring is well damped and provided nice feedback for critical focus.

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/5.6 ISO 100


sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 400-800


We don't shoot Macro too much but that can change with the Leica 60mm with the 1:1 adapter. Here are shots at f/2.8, f/8 and f/22 at minimum focus distance.

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 with 1:1 Adapter at Minimum Focus Distance


sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

Sony NEX-7 with Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R


Above is the NEX-7 with the Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R. We enjoyed shooting with the lens and it will be added to the NEX travel kit.

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