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Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 2

The 135mm Lens Battle Combatants Part 1 for Larger Pictures
Here is the second part of our NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle. Part 1 discussed 135mm lens handling on the NEX-7. We tested three prime lenses (Canon 135/3.5 LTM, Konica 135/3.5, Minolta 135/3.5 MD) and two zoom lenses (Canon 70-200/2.8L, Olympus 75-150/4). The zoom lenses were set at 135mm approximately. The lenses tested are around $100 or less with the exception of the Canon zoom.
The shots were taken at wide open aperture (f/2.8, f/3.5, or f/4) and the at f/8. We have labeled each sample a color and a number. The NEX-7 or lens was on a tripod, ISO100, and JPG Fine output. The samples below are arranged as follows:
One is shot wide open. It shows the full scene with standard editing.One Crop is shot wide open with no editing. It is a 100% crop.Two is shot at f/8. It shows the full scene with standard editing.Two Crop is shot at f/8 with no editing. It is a 100% crop.Three is shot at f/8. It shows the full scene with s…

Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 1

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 LTMCanon 70-200mm f/2.8 L EF Konica Hexanon 135mm f/3.5 ARMinolta 135mm f/3.5 MDOlympus 75-150mm f/4 Auto ZoomFirst 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 h…

Using a Leica Screw Mount Adapter

Here's a video from enjoyyourcamera showing us how easy it is to mount a Leica LTM lens on the Sony NEX-5 E-mount.

Leica Screw Mount with Industar-50 and Extension Ring

Sony NEX-5 with a Jupiter-3 and Nokton 40 SC Video

Here is a test video shot with a 60 year old Soviet lens, the Jupiter 3, which is a 50mm with a maximum aperture of f/1.5. At the 2:11 mark, the lens used is the Voigtlander 40mm Nokton Single Coat. Some prefer the SC model for black and white photos ove the CV 40mm Nokton MC.

Sasamao used a Sony NEX E-mount to Leica M Lens adapter.
Soviet Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5

Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton SC

Sony NEX Leica LTM Adapter Voigtlander Lens

Sony NEX-5 with a Voigtlander 50mm f/2 Heliar
(Leica LTM M39 Screw Mount adapter)
Here is another Sony NEX E-mount to Leica LTM/M39/Screw Mount Lens adapter. The lens used is a Voigtlander 50mm f/2.0 Heliar M39 mount. The article from dc watch states that the lens adapter will cost 16,000 YEN or about $181. Unfortunately we do not know where to order this lens adapter yet. Stay tuned...

Here are some sample photos taken with the Sony NEX-5 and the Voigtlander 50mm f/2 Heliar combination:

Thanks dc watch.

Here is a Leica IIIf with the same lens.