Jonathan: “Hi Andrea, I made a comparison video between the new and old 70-400 with focus speed and sharpness comparisons. My conclusion: the focusing is MUCH better on the new lens, but the IQ is pretty close. Check out the video: http://youtu.be/QzKQWqTUJ6Y”
Sergey: “I am a photographer from Russia. March 1, 2013 I started my “Project 365″ with the camera Sony NEX-6. Every day I make one picture and write a story about photo and the camera. This is my fifth NEX – and the camera is so good, that I started this project: http://nex6everyday.blogspot.ru/”
Gkemp: “I modded a Meike clone VG-B50AM grip so it can be used with my a55, allowing me to power the a55 with a pair of NP-FM500H batteries and get use of the shutter release. For details, see my set on flickr linked below. Feel free to share pics with SAR readers if you like. Just thought I would pass this info around in case others find it useful. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gkemp/sets/72157633542391862/with/8756515667/”
Anders: “Hello, I haven’t seen any pictures by people using professional Sony equipment. If you like to, do I have a picture I took yesterday with a Sony a99, and Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F/2.8. The picture shows how big dynamic a99 have, and the power from a carl zeiss. http://500px.com/photo/36169198”
Roger from Lensrentals (Click here) tested the new Zeiss Touit lens and compared it with the cheaper Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens. It is certainly not a surprise to see the Zeiss being the winner of the contest but the Sony performance is quite close! He writes:
The Sony 35mm OSS gives you slightly better performance optically, a wider aperture, and image stabilization for $449. At f/1.8 it’s pretty equal to the Touit in resolution and has less distortion. Stopped down just a bit, to f/2.2, though, the Touit gives much better optical performance than any of the other lenses. Worth $900? To some people certainly. To others, not at all. For me, taking actual pictures with it confirmed what the numbers suggested. The center resolution is probably the best I’ve seen from any lens on an NEX camera. That’s enough to make it a future purchase for me.
Roger also writes that the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 is the best bargain. But of course it’s maximum aperture is f/2.8 “Only”. If you need a faster lens the Sony my be the best bet. But if you want to have the ultimate image quality you better go for the Zeiss. In short…it’s up to you
The video on top has been made by SAR reader Arthur Fritz. The good news is that the Zeiss Touit is finally shipping! But it seems X-mount version is shipping first. You can find FUji versions right now in shoplink 18719 ebay]US (eBay)[/shoplink] and Europe (Holland).
It would help all SAR readers if you cna let us know where the Touit for NEX is in Stock. Send me an email or submit the deal at DealsRunner.com. That way your submitted deal will be displayed on the sidebar of this website and you don’t have to wait for me reading your mail and writing the post. Thanks!
I can't seem to make Focus Assist work with non-Sony lens. The error message says "Invalid because lens not attached. Attach the lens properly."Apparently the body wants an input thru the electrical contacts which seems illogical and defeats the stated value of the Alpha cameras in adapting to manual lenses such as Nikon (my choice) […]
In response to a comparison of Maxberlin88's claim that the Sony A7r has 19.4% less resolving ability than the Nikon D810 https://sonyvnikon.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/nikon-d810-v-sony-a7r-with-zeiss-otus-85mm/ I ran my own comparisons using a Nikon D810 with the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 versus the Sony A7r with the Sony/Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and found that these two systems are comparable. No advantage […]
Hi all, I have read a number of blogs and reviews of the A7, as I attempt to invest into my first full frame camera. I am a keen amateur, hoping to take my hobby up another notch. My concern is the comments from some that suggest that the kit lens is not as […]
I just wondered if anyone on here has tried or owns the Mitakon speedmaster 85 f1.2? Curious about this m/f lens and whether its worth owning? It was released for shipping in may. price 799 usd. Thoughts?
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