Showing posts with label LTM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LTM. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 2

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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 standard editing.
Here are the samples. Please comment on which samples you like best.

Blue Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Red Sample

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nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Green Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Orange Sample

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nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konicanex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

Yellow Sample

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica
nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica

nex-7 135mm minolta canon eos ltm olympus konica


This post will be edited with the answer key.


Here is the answer key for the sets above: blue, green, orange, red, and yellow. These 100% crops of the RAW file developed by Adode Camera Raw with Daylight white balance. Thanks for participating.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sony NEX-7 135mm Lens Battle Part 1

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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

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


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


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


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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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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.

sony nex leica screwmount lens adapter

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.

jupiter 3 50mm 1.5 leica screwmount

Soviet Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5



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Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton SC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sony NEX Leica LTM Adapter Voigtlander Lens

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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...

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sony nex leica ltm m39 lens adapter e-mount sony nex leica ltm m39 lens adapter e-mount


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

Thanks dc watch.

Here is a Leica IIIf with the same lens.
Leica IIIf voigtlander 50 heliar