Showing posts with the label micro 4/3

Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus OM-D EM-5 Video Comparison

If you have not read our NEX-7 vs OM-D EM-5 comparison read it first before watching the two videos below. Grab your popcorn and watch the APS-C vs Micro 4/3 heavyweights do battle.

Sony NEX-7 vs Olumpus OM-D EM-5

We prefer all the advantages of the APS-C's sensor over the Micro 4/3 and that's why we shoot with the NEX-7.

Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Sony NEX-7 (front) vs Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus has announced the OM-D E-M5 and it has a lot of people excited. It has features that would be welcomed in a Sony NEX body - in-body image stabilization, dust proof, and splash proof body. It uses a 16mp micro 4/3 sensor versus the NEX-7's 24mp APS-C sensor. The LCD on the OM-D is touchscreen but it has less resolution than the NEX's. It is priced closely to the NEX-7. Let's see how the OM-D E-M5 compares to the Sony NEX-7.

CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-7Olympus OM-D E-M5Number of effective pixels24.3 million pixels16.1 million pixelsCCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mmMicro 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
17.3 x 13 mmCrop Factor1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV2x 50mm lens = 100mm FOVISO Range100 - 16000200-25600
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountMicro 4/3Flange Focal Distance18mm20mmFocusing25 Point Contrast Detect AF
and Manual Focus35 Point Contrast Detect AF
and Manual FocusImage StabilizationIn Lens - OSS
(Optical Steady Shot)In Camera 5-axis Sensor …

Nomad Panohead by Thomas Huang

Thomas sent us an email to share his Nomad Panohead for the Sony NEX system and the Samyang 7.5mm Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3rds cameras.The Nomad Panohead with the Samyang 7.5mm FE is a compact and lightweight system which can cover 360° with four shots.

Check out for more information on the Nomad Panohead.

Here is a 360­° degree spherical panorama by Jaime Brotons taken using the Nomad Panohead and more samples using the panohead.

Archs Cave, Benitaxel in Alicante

Thanks for the email Thomas!

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.

Sony NEX Shift Lens via Micro Four Thirds

Here's a way to get perspective control on the Sony NEX. We can use a Micro Four Thirds to Sony NEX E-mount Lens Adapter to connect the Fotodiox Shift Adapter shown below. The shift adapter comes in many different mounts which accept Minolta SR, Leica R, Nikon, or Canon.

Here's an example of the perspective control possible with a shift lens. This is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Photo by Gerald.D.

Another option would be to use a Nikon to a Sony NEX E-mount lens adapter and a Nikon PC-E lens. Canon also makes a tilt shift lens and you can use a Canon to Sony NEX E-mount lens adapter.

Sony NEX-5 with Panasonic Lumix 3D Lens

hunslis combined the Sony NEX-5 with the Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens using a micro four thirds lens adapter for the Sony E-mount to create an APS-C sensored hybrid 3D camera. This makes for a very compact shooting rig.

Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G (H-FT012) Lens Specifications
Lens Construction: 4 elements in 3 groups (x 2)Mount type: Micro Four Thirds mountFocal Length: f=12.5mmAperture Type: Fixed diaphragmAperture: F12 (Fixed type)Closest Focusing Distance: 0.60 m / 1.97 ftMaximum Magnification: Approx. 0.02x / 0.1xDiagonal Angle of View 37°Stereo Base 10 mmMax. Diameter F57.0 mm / 2.24 inOverall Length Approx. 20.5 mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount) / 0.81 inWeight Approx. 45 g / 1.59 oz

Thanks hunslis!

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 µ4/3 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 Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter

Sony NEX-5 with the Panasonic 14-45 micro 4/3 lens

Here's a new adapter for the Sony NEX E-mount. It's the micro 4/3 lens adapter for the Sony NEX cameras. We are not sure if the image circle will cover the larger APS-C sensor found in the NEX. Unfortunately the eBay listing does not provide sample photos.

Now lets imagine that it does provide a large enough image for the NEX - wouldn't you want to use the new Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton on the NEX for a low light 37.5mm equivalent lens?

Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton micro 4/3 mount

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix GF2

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Size ComparisonPanasonic repackaged the old Lumix DMC-GF1 (µ) micro 4/3 sensor into a new smaller body and will sell it as the new Lumix DMC-GF2 in January 2011. Let's see how the GF2 stacks up against the Sony NEX-5.

CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-5Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Number of effective pixels14.2 million pixels12.1 million pixelsCCD Sensor23.6 x 15.7 mm
APS-C CMOS Sensor17.3 mm x 13 mm
Panasonic N-Mos sensor
ISO Range200 - 12800100-6400LensSony E-mount with Interchangeable lenses(µ) micro 4/3 Lens Mount with Interchangeable Lenses
Image StabilizationIn LensIn Lens
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode60s to 1/4000 with B and T modesContinuous Shooting Speed7 frames per sec.3.2 frames per sec.LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal
921,600 Pixels 16:9 ratio
3" Diagonal with touch panel
460,000 Pixels 3:2 ratio
Electronic ViewfinderNot yet, come on Sony!Optional EVF
Video Resolution1920 x 1080 / 60i1920 x 1080 / 60iDimensions4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
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