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!
Hi, peoples I was wondering what the sharpest 50mm prime for the Sony A7s is. I've tried a few lenses below and I've listed them in what I believe is sharpest to least sharpest. Canon 50mm f1.2 with Metabones Samyang 50mm t1.5 with Metabones Canon 24-105m f4 with Metabones (at 50mm) Nikon 50mm […]
I got my A7rii and Metabones adapter, but it completely failed to work with any of my Canon L glass. I ordered a new adapter and the 55 1.8, but in the meantime have been shooting with the inexpensive Sony 55-210 I previously bought for the NEX 7. The camera automatically recognized the lens and […]
Straight to the center point of this post....I cannot find enough superlatives to tell you how good this lens is....I have the A7R and A7R11, 16-35 zoom and a super sharp 2.8 35mm and Tamro150-600 with alfa adapter plus a bunch of Minolta legacy lenses. I could post some pics but you could never get […]
I currently shoot action shots with a D800 and 200mm f2.8. Are there any lenses native or adapted that will let me get the same or better results? I've got a Canon 200/2.8 but it does want to focus with the metabones IV. Thanks, -Tom
I have this recurring problem which is getting more frequent: All of a sudden, when the camera is already on, the shutter command stopped working. The AF doesn't work, no bip and no green focus spot, no shutter action. It may last seconds, sometimes a minute, and come back to normal with no explanation. Battery […]
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