Showing posts with the label Voigtlander

NEX-C3 in the Sahara Morocco and High Atlas

A Owens posted pictures of his adventure with his sons in the Sahara desert. Here is what he wrote:
Left all the Canon gear at home for this trip and went light with the NEX C3 only together with Voigty 15mm, Zeiss 21/4.5 and 50/2 and Elmarit 90/2.8. My youngest 2 sons were with me camping into the desert to sample life without Xbox, TV, western comforts etc.. They loved it.
Here are A Owens shots with the Sony NEX-C3 and some manual focus lenses. It's nice to see that the C3 won't be a stumbling block for making great memories.

Check out more of A Owens NEX-C3 Western Sahara / Morocco shots in his dpreview gallery.

Thanks A!

Sony NEX-5 and Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands by thkhoo with the NEX-5
Check out these great NEX-5 photos by Teng Huang Koo from the Galapagos Islands. The images were produced using the following lenses:
Sony 18-55mm OSSSony 16mm f/2.8 Pancake with VCL-ECF1 Fisheye ConverterVoigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide HeliarVoigtlander 50mm f/1.1 NoktonLeica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit

NEX-5 Photos by thkhoo
Here is the underwater camera setup:
Sony Alpha NEX-5Sony 10mm fisheye (VCLECF1)Nauticam NA-NEX5 housingNauticam 4.33" dome portNauticam tray and handles2x Sea & Sea YS-110a strobesUniversal arms and jointsLight & Motion SOLA600 focus light2x universal float arms

The images demonstrate the NEX system's versatility and in the right hands it's capability to capture beautiful pictures.

See more NEX-5 shots at thkhoo's flickr gallery.

NEX-5N and Wide Angle Lenses Gallery

Carl S. was generous enough to share his gallery of adapted lenses on the Sony NEX-5N. The lenses used were mostly Voigtlander lenses in Leica M mount. There are also Contax G lenses and a Canon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens.

Check out the Carl's NEX gallery which covers lenses from 15mm to 90mm focal lengths on the NEX-5N shooting the same scene. Make sure to look at the high resolution samples.

Sony NEX Converted Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 on eBay

Suwen emailed us and told us that he converted the low light Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 lens for the Sony NEX E-mount. He wasn't pleased with the micro four thirds to E-mount adapter since the lens couldn't achieve focus at infinity on the NEX. The converted CV 25mm f/0.95 lens is now on eBay.

As you can see from the video about, the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 is great for low light with such a large aperture but since it was designed for the smaller micro four thirds sensor it vignettes on the Sony NEX's aps-c sensor. Check out Suwen's website for more sample photos.

Sony NEX-5 with Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95

Here was our post in December 2010 showing sample shots from the NEX-5 and the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95.

NEX with Voigtlander 12mm Ultrawide Heliar Lens

NEX-5 with Voigtlander 12mm Ultrawide Heliar Lens by Nakagane M

Let's go wide with the Sony NEX via the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultrawide Heliar Lens in Leica M mount. This is the widest rectilinear prime lens for Leica M cameras and it does well on the NEX's APS-C sensor. The lens gives an equivalent focal length of 18mm on the NEX cameras for photos and 21.6mm for videos. Below are sample photos by Nakagane M and aelianus taken with the NEX and the CV 12mm f/5.6 Ultrawide Heliar.

Photos by Nakagane M.

Photos by aelianus

CV 12mm f/5.6 Ultrawide Heliar

Sony NEX-5 with Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 Lens

Sony NEX-5 with Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Lens

Here are some photos by Woodent taken with the Sony NEX-5 and the new Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Lens for micro four thirds cameras. Woodent used the adapter on eBay that we posted about previously.

As you can see the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 is designed for the tiny sensored ยต4/3 system and therefore vignettes heavily on the Sony NEX-5. Woodent also mentions that the Micro Four Thirds to Sony NEX E-mount lens adapter cannot give proper infinity focus. This is unfortunate but the center of the images look sharp.

Thanks Woodent!

Sony NEX with a Voigtlander 35mm Nokton

Here is another Nokton on the Sony NEX. This time it's the Cosina Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 Nokton (Leica M) mounted on the Sony E-mount. The lens seems almost designed for the NEX with it's compact body (1.12" / 28.5 mm), 35mm focal length (52mm equivalent), and large aperture at 1.4.

Here was our post on the CV 50mm f/1.1 Nokton on the NEX.

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Thanks latteblue, chiif, and 808!

NEX FDA-SV1 and 3rd Party Viewfinders

Sony NEX-5 with a Cosina Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide-Heliar and matching ViewfinderWe learned a nice trick today from AONO2009 about the Sony NEX FDA-SV1 Optical Viewfinder - the eyepiece can be separated from the base. Now we have a cold shoe that we can mount any 3rd party viewfinders on. Make sure to account for the 1.5x crop factor when buying one, a 24mm lens means you will need a 36mm viewfinder.
Sony NEX FDA-SV1 Viewfinder Separated

Sony NEX-5 with a Voigtlander 50mm Nokton

SeattleSteve posted some sample photos from his NEX-5 with a Cosina Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 Nokton. If you want to play in low light and don't have the Leica Noctilux handy, the CV Nokton is the way to go.
You will need a Leica M to Sony NEX (E-mount) adapter to use the CV 50mm Nokton on the Sony NEX.

Sony NEX-5 with a Nokton vs a Leica M8 with a Summicron 50

here are some photos taken by SeattleSteve with the Nokton 50.

Thanks for the photos SeattleSteve!