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If the NEX-FF will be launched in September one of the big question will be: How good will third party manual lenses work on that camera? So let’s take a look how good (or bad) the current VG900 sensor performs with these lenses. And let’s hope the new NEX-FF will be even more optimized for third party lens solution like the Leica M Lenses, Voigtlander M lenses, Canon FD lenses andZeiss ZM lenses.
I asked all SAR readers to send me their tests to check out the results. This is the first test done by DigitalVersus. It is the first website that compares the new Leica M $8000 camera (here at Amazon) versus the first NEX Full Frame camera (The VG900). They used the same Leica 50mm Summilux-M lens (here on eBay) on both cameras. And both cameras have a Full Frame 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor. So what are the results?
Please visit the website to see all image comparisons. Here you can see one of them (Click on it to enlarge):
In short the Leica M is sharper and has richer colors. This may be possible because of the lack of the anti-alias filter. The VG900 is a video camcorder and to have an Anti Aliasing filter makes a lot of sense (otherwise you end up having video clips with lots of moire).
What do you think of the results? Would the Leica 50mm Summilux-M lens work fine on the NEX-FF?