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07/02/18
Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

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Focal Length: 28 mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 1/4 sec
ISO: 100
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• Sony • Nex • 5N • 16-50 f3.5-5.6 

07/01/18
Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

I think this lens is a little better than its reputation. Well, my copy is anyway.

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Focal Length: 49 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/10 sec
ISO: 100
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• Sony • Nex • 5N • 16-50 f3.5-5.6 

06/30/18
Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

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Focal Length: 42 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/15 sec
ISO: 100
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• Sony • Nex • 5N • 16-50 f3.5-5.6 

06/29/18
Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

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Focal Length: 25 mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 1/20 sec
ISO: 100
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• Sony • Nex • 5N • 16-50 f3.5-5.6 

06/28/18
Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

Sony Nex-5N - Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6

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Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/13 sec
ISO: 100
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03/21/14
Sony Nex-5N - Minolta Rokkor 90 f4

Sony Nex-5N - Minolta Rokkor 90 f4

I have 2 of these 90mm maual focus lenses, this one the Minolta Rokkor 90 f4 and the Leica Elmarit 90 f2.8. The Minolta is smaller and lighter (should be because maximum aperture is f4). On these APS-C (and m4/3) sensors it's very difficult to determine which has the better image quality. I like both but the real test would be to use both on a full frame camera.

That wasn't possible until recently when Sony brought out the A7 & A7r. I will not be looking at the A7r because the price is out of my comfort zone but the A7 has me attracted. It's small, light and offers full frame possibilities to all of my Leica, Minolta and Voigtländer lenses. The fact that autofocus is not really fast doesn't interest me in the least because I woulld use it mainly for my legacy manual focus lenses. Because it has an E mount it is compatible with all the E mount and A mount (via the LEA4 adapter) lenses. Actually it's compatible to most lenses ever produced, just like the Nex series of cameras. It's really an exciting camera (the A7r more so) that I am really contemplating on aquiring.

Sony have now dropped the Nex name and all future cameras will have the Alpha designation. This doesn't mean that the Nex line has been discontinued, it's just that in the future they'll have a different name.

I'll have to think more carefully about this in the coming days. Any other thoughts out there?

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• Sony • Nex-5N • Minolta • Rokkor • 90 f4 

03/20/14
Sony Nex-5N - Voigtländer Nokton 40 f1.4

Sony Nex-5N - Voigtländer Nokton 40 f1.4

When I first got into manual focusing lenses on digital cameras a few years ago, this is one of the first lenses I bought new and why I afterwards bought so many of the Voigtländer lenses. As I was a Canon system enthusiast I use to turn my nose up at these lenses and only used autofocus lenses, not understanding what all the fuss was all about. Now, being a little more experienced and having learnt my lesson I can understand what it's all about and autofocus is no longer such a big deal.

I suppose everyone changes with time and the more you photograph the more inquisitive you become about what is possible and how other lenses would see the world using different lenses on different cameras. It's just a part of growing as a photographer and as you come to realise that different lenses have different signatures, it matters a great deal on what cameras you use the lenses on. I think that's why I have so many different camera models from many manufacturers. These Voigtländer lenses are a real alternative to Leica lenses, especially when you start to compare prices. I'm not saying they're better than the Leica lenses, it's just that I'm not a professional at this game, and I'm not going to pay thousands for lens that will give me maybe 5-10% better image quality.

Another manufacturer I haven't tried yet is Zeiss and I've only heard good things about their lenses. Maybe in the coming months I can find the funds to purchase o lens or two. One I'm really trying to hold off on is the ZM 50 f2 Planar. I've heard it pairs nicely with the new Sony A7 or A7r cameras.

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• Sony • Nex-5N • Voigtländer • 40 f1.4 • Nokton 

03/16/14
Sony Nex-5N - Nikon E-Series 100 f2.8

Sony Nex-5N - Nikon E-Series 100 f2.8

Since Iwas talking about the Nikon E-Series 100 f2.8 lens yesterday, it seemed apropriate to post a few images from this lens to show what it's capable of. Olny a couple of shots but I think it shows what you can expect from this lens. Sharp, contrasty and fits well on the Nex system cameras. Very easy to focus using the peaking function on the Nex. Of course you can also use this on your m4/3 cameras which would give you a 200mm equivalent focal length. IBIS is recommended though as it would be quite difficult to handhold in anything but good light.
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• Sony • Nex-5N • Nikon • 100 f2.8 

03/15/14
Sony Nex-5N - Nikon E-Series 50 f1.8

Sony Nex-5N - Nikon E-Series 50 f1.8

I suppose the images chosen for the composite above doesn't really show what this lens can do, but they're images that I like so that's why I selected them. It's a very sharp lens and is very useful on the Nex series of cameras offering a focal length equivalent to a 75mm lens. This is the focal length that I start to feel comfortable with and there's no end above that. Like I've mentioned before, the wider the focal length the more uncomfortable I get. I wish I did feel comfortable with these wider focal length lenses because you tend to get a lot more into the image; more documentary type images are possible, but I just don't see it when out on the streets. I have a lot of photography books and I love to look at these wide street photography images, but alas, when I get out and look through the viewfinder I still tend to see telescopically. I just can't seem to frame these wide angle images, they tend to be flat and boring.

The Nikon e-seies of lenses tend to be some of the sharpest out there and I would recommend these lenses to everyone who asks me which lens they should buy next. I also have the 100 f2.8 and that is very sharp too and is a focal length that I like using. I've tried the wider 28 f2.8 Nikon e-series lens but I lucked out on the quality plus my eye didn't really take to it. See my 28mm lens tests for further information on those lenses.

Any suggestions out there?

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• Sony • Nikon • Nex-5N • 50 f1.8 

03/09/14
Voigtländer 21 f4 M-Mount

Voigtländer 21 f4 M-Mount

Another winner by Voigtländer. I really am impressed by the quality of these lenses, now built by Cosina. You know you have a quality product when handling these lenses. They should last you a lifetime if you take care of them. All metal and quite heavy compared to other lenses you can purchase today, it really is fun photographing with these gems. I now have quite a few Voigtländer lenses and I haven't been disappointed by any of them so far. Of course, don't use these on the Nex-7, you're just making more work for yourselves due to the purple edges you get from that sensor. If you shoot in B&W then you won't have that problem but I prefer to shoot colour and convert in PP.

P.S. The vignetting you see does not come from the lens on the Nex-5N, I did that in PP.
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• Voigtländer • Skopar • 21 f4 • Sony • Nex-5N 


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