Showing posts with label Speed Booster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Speed Booster. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2016

Low Light with the Speed Booster and Contax 50mm Planar

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Songstress.



Here are some photos from a wedding we invited. All we were equipped with was our trusty Sony NEX-7, a Metabones Speed Booster, and the Contax 50mm Planar - a gem. The Speed booster gave us an effective 55mm lens at f/1.2, necessary for this low light event.


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Double trouble.



The NEX was set to shoot jpeg only in black and white with contrast and sharpness at negative two. This made the post-processing much easier than usual with cropping as the only requirement.


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Tequila ice bar.




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Holding court.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 9 with the NEX-7.

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

We took the subway down to Red Hook - Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, which is definitely a place for bikes since the nearest station is a mile a way. We had a nice compact setup with the Sony NEX-7 and the Contax 50mm Planar via the Metabones Speed Booster. The Speed Booster effectively gave us an f/1.0 lens with a 55mm focal length.

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

We have some static shots but it takes away from the sensation of speed that the women were achieving on the track. Above is the lead pack during the race. We only had 2 minutes between each lap until we saw them again.

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

It's always fun to watch the Red Hook Crit even though it was cooler than usual. We did pretty well with a manual focus lens during a sporting event. I wonder what the Sony A6300 with its advanced autofocus tracking can manage.

sony nex-7 zeiss planar brooklyn red hook crit

Monday, December 30, 2013

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 with Speedbooster

Canon 6D vs Sony NEX-7 with Metabones Speedbooster


Tarocoo wanted to see what the NEX-7 with the Canon EF to E-mount Speedbooster can do against his full frame Canon 6D. He had access to a multitude of manual focus lenses which can be used on both E-mount and EF mount (EOS). The Speedbooster's final EFOV on the NEX APS-C sensor is about 1.1x the focal lenght - so the EFOV is close to the Canon 6D with the full frame sensor. The lenses used are:

  • Sigma 24mm f/2.8
  • Sigma 28mm f/2.8
  • Olympus 35mm f/2.0
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4

The images will show the whole scene at wide open to an aperture of f/11. It will be followed by center and corner crops at same aperture range. Here we go...

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 24mm f/2.8


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 28mm f/2.8


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Olympus 35mm f/2.0


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Pentax 50mm f/1.4


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

We think the samples speak well for the NEX-7 and the Metabones Speedbooster.

Thanks to Tarocco for performing the tests and sharing the samples with us.

Friday, June 28, 2013

NEX-7 with Contax 28mm Distagon via Speedbooster

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Here are some sample shots from the NEX-7 and the Contax Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 Distagon using the Metabones Speedbooster. It was great shooting the 28mm at close to its natural focal length. The lens was always set wide open at f/2.8 and the NEX-7 was at ISO 100. We are very pleased with the Speed Booster.

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon