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Myth Busting with a Full Spectrum Sony A7R

Sony A7R with Clear Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops
Sony A7R with Stock Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops
Will replacing the standard Sony A7R's ifrared cut-off filter with a clear filter improve rangefinder lens performance? Compare the images above from genotypewritings to see what your conclusion is. Read more about the full spectrum Sony A7R at genotypewritings.

Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Sony A7r Samples

Here are some shots of Brooklyn produced by the Sony A7r and the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar. This is the 1st version of the 12mm lens in Leica M mount.  You can see the color shift but it's not intrusive for these snaps.  The Voigtlander 12mm is compact and looks great on the A7r.

School yard.
To Manhattan.

Sony A7 and A7r Hands On at PhotoPlus Expo

Sony A7r with a Voigtlander 12mm Lens and Viewfinder
It was a very crowded Sony booth at PhotoPlus. The great thing was the Sony representatives were very accommodating to anyone who wanted to play with the new Sony A7 and A7r. We had our bag of lenses and was able to mount them all on the A7 and A7r - check out the 12mm viewfinder on the A7r above. The lenses include the following:

Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Leica Thread Mount on a helicoid adapter.Voigtlander 35mm f/1.7 Ultron LTM.Minolta 24mm f/2.8 Rokkor MD.Contax G 28mm f/2.8 Biogon.Contax Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar with the Metabones Speedbooster and the standard C/Y adapter.Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit Distagon.The cameras were pre-production and the use of memory cards to record the images was prohibited. We wanted to see if I could see immediate problems on the rear tilting lcd but none were glaring.  The only noticeable issue was color shift with the Contax G 28mm Biogon.  We're hoping that this can be remedied with the production m…

Voigtlander 21mm Ultron Aspherical on Sony NEX-7

NEX-7 with Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron via Novoflex Leica M to E-mount adapter.
TechTalk with Ron Sheffler tested the new Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Aspherical Ultron against three other Leica M 21mm lenses on the Leica M9. He also used the lenses on the Sony NEX-7 and found that the Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 the best at farther distances and large apertures. The Leica 21 f/3.4 Super Elmar-M came in second, the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Biogon in third, and the Leica 21 f/1.4 Summilux at the back of the pack. At f/4 all the lenses performed equally well on the NEX-7's APS-C sensor.

Here are some samples from the NEX-7 and the Voigtlander 21mm wide open at f/1.8. You can see more samples at TechTalk.

Sample Images from NEX-7 with Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8
Check out TechTalk with Ron Sheffler for an extensive review and comparison between the four 21mm Leica M mount lenses mentioned above. There are also plenty of sample images from the Leica M9 with the lenses.

Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 provides …

NEX-7 with Voigtlander Sigma and Fuji Lenses in Turkey

NEX-7 with Voigtlander 15mm, Sigma 30mm, and Fujinon 50mm lens
Here is a set of pictures by Emmanuel C. taken in Turkey with his Sony NEX-7. He brought along a pair of adapted manual focus lenses: Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar and the Fujinon 50mm f/1.9 lens. He also used the native E-mount autofocus the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN lens. This provides a nice set covering 22.5mm, 45mm, and 75mm equivalent field of view.

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Voigtlander 21mm Ultron NEX Friendly?

Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron

Here is a new Leica M mount lens from Voigtlander. It is a fast f/1.8, 21mm wide angle lens. This translates to 30mm (effective FOV) for the Sony NEX sensor. The big question is, will it play well with the APS-C sensor? We are hoping that it does and give us a fast, wide angle lens similar to the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA E. The manual focus and aperture, Leica M mount, Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron will cost £1149. It is almost twice the weight of the Zeiss 24mm.

21mm f/1.8 Ultron Specs from Voigtlander Germany:
Due to its large diameter elements, you can shoot with available light even in severe light condition, and also shallow depth of field and super wide angle, this mix of features offers you a chance to emphasize main things with great bokeh.
Any kind of aberration is corrected properly by the construction of 13 elements 11 groups with Aspherical element.13 elements in 11 groups with Aspherical lens
Full Metal Barrel with high stiffness and durability

Sony NEX-7 with Voigtlander 35mm Ultron

We finally took the NEX-7 out for a test run with a Voigtlander 35mm f/1.7 Ultron in Leica thread mount. The camera is a lot of fun to use. Here are the JPG images straight from the camera. Only straightened, cropped, and downsized for web upload. Some where converted to black and white.

NEX-7 with Voigtlander 35mm Ultron

Sony NEX-5N Images by ozmen70

Sony NEX-5N with 18-200mm OSS lens by ozmen70Here are some images from ozmen70 from the Sony NEX-5N with the Sony 18-200mm OSS lens and the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic. These are his fist set of NEX-5N photos and he's off to a great start.
If you want to see more of his work check out ozmen70's flickr gallery.

Sony NEX-5N with Voigtlander 40mm lens by ozmen70

Sony NEX-5N with 18-200mm OSS lens by ozmen70

Thanks ozmen70!

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.