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ken.vs.ryu wrote:
This should be xposted to Sony.

I'm looking for samples with the CV 35/1.2 and how accurate it is.


Wide open 35/1.2 II on A7RII (instant focus, but this is a static scene . . . but also at f/1.2):

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2556/32228294623_81613fed8b_h.jpg



Mar 01, 2017 at 06:25 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


WO use is understandable as the TAP focuses best that way, no?

K-H.



Mar 01, 2017 at 06:52 PM
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k-h.a.w wrote:
WO use is understandable as the TAP focuses best that way, no?

K-H.


It certainly has the most light, sure. But at f/1.2 it also has the smallest depth of field in focus, too.



Mar 01, 2017 at 07:18 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


True, but my TAP can nail focus WO for such lenses as Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2, Summilux-R 80/1.4, etc.
Of course, I agree with you stopping down just a notch or two might actually help a picture.
That's why I used the term "understandable" and didn't argue for one way or another.

K-H.



Mar 01, 2017 at 07:42 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


k-h.a.w wrote:
True, but my TAP can nail focus WO for such lenses as Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2, Summilux-R 80/1.4, etc.
Of course, I agree with you stopping down just a notch or two might actually help a picture.
That's why I used the term "understandable" and didn't argue for one way or another.

K-H.


The TAP has no trouble finding focus WO with my M-Hexanon 50/1.2 but the lens performance and frequently the picture itself, as you suggest, improves on stopping down a little.



Mar 01, 2017 at 11:28 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Hi Bro,

All your photo are great. I have also use A7ii & Tap but I have some problems with my photo. Some of them were front focus.Due to can't usr Spot metering,some of them were shortage 1-2Ev when I take a photo direct to strong light.
Could you please advise me how to control them for the best photo ?
Example:


- This photo is look like front focus.




- This photo is look like front focus and shortage 2ev (the sun is in the right on behind).




Mar 03, 2017 at 05:01 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Just received mine today. The adapter is plenty fast for non-sports related event work. I absolutely love it. Going to completely change the way I shoot and the lenses I choose to buy in the future.





Voigtlander 40mm f2




Mar 04, 2017 at 05:32 AM
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VinhNguyen wrote:

Hi Bro,

All your photo are great. I have also use A7ii & Tap but I have some problems with my photo. Some of them were front focus.Due to can't usr Spot metering,some of them were shortage 1-2Ev when I take a photo direct to strong light.
Could you please advise me how to control them for the best photo ?
Example:


- This photo is look like front focus.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/33004060471_b983c0a026_b.jpg



- This photo is look like front focus and shortage 2ev (the sun is in the right on behind).

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/630/32569726162_2b4714cf53_b.jpg


One possibility. Sony cameras have a 'preference' for vertical lines in the phase detect focusing. In your first photo it looks like, to me, the camera has focused on the crossing gate's vertical black and yellow stripes while in the second photo it appears that the camera focused on the somewhat vertical wrinkles in the umbrella the young lady is holding in front of her.

I don't think the difference in focus is visible in the standard EVF view. It might be in the enlarged view but that option isn't available while using the TAP. You might just keep this in mind and in future while focusing on a subject with strong vertical lines close to the target, decrease your aperture to increase your depth of field.




Mar 04, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Actually it's more than a preference Sony Phase detect Only focuses on a vertical. It will not focus on horizontal so you need to find something with vertical lines. Certainly can be a issue at times. From a old dog in this battle , no AF is smarter than you just remember that. It can't think and it gets confused.


Mar 04, 2017 at 01:21 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Fast Raw Viewer has the feature to detect fine details and high contrast edges.
It is not possible to change the measure.

The girl with the umbrella is in focus: left shoulder, eyes. The right arm not, but the right hand is.
The girl in the other picture is in focus completely.
I donīt see front focus.

FRW sees pictures with 1000 x 700 pixels naturally.
Jan



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Wet leaves and high water after CA rainstorms:





A7rII (Kolari), TAP, Nocti F1




Mar 05, 2017 at 05:19 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Makes you realize how sharp these lenses are once you know they are in focus!





Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 SL II




Mar 06, 2017 at 09:52 PM
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Geoff CB wrote:
Makes you realize how sharp these lenses are once you know they are in focus!


agreed! specially the Helios 44-2 58/2 lens I have .. could never really get sharp photos wide open (but still usable) but using it Techart adapter, i was suprised how sharp it could be



Mar 08, 2017 at 07:10 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


M-Hexanon 50/1.2 on A7R2. I was happy with the TAP's ability to keep focus on an approaching subject in dim light.




  ILCE-7RM2    M-Hexanon 50mm F1.2 lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/250s    800 ISO  




Mar 16, 2017 at 09:26 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


TAP realized a dream I've had for a long time as a Nikon fanboy, a AF Nikon noct.

Here are a few with the Noct.

DSC06138 by JayPhoto, on Flickr

DSC06139 by JayPhoto, on Flickr

DSC06152 by JayPhoto, on Flickr

DSC06164 by JayPhoto, on Flickr

DSC06169 by JayPhoto, on Flickr



Mar 16, 2017 at 07:41 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Cross post with the FE thread.

TAP + 35mm Distagon f/1.4 ZM





35mm ZM with TAP, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/250







35mm ZM with TAP, f/8, ISO 200, 1/500







35mm ZM with TAP, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/250







35mm ZM with TAP, f/1.4, ISO 200, 1/200







35mm ZM with TAP, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/250




Mar 17, 2017 at 01:31 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · MEGATHREAD - Pictures taken with SONY and Techart Pro


Chuck Coyne wrote:
Cross post with the FE thread.

TAP + 35mm Distagon f/1.4 ZM


Very impressive, Chuck, on both a technical and a creative level. You wrote in the FE Images thread that "This was prior to my front end filter modification using the Optimasigma .5 filter on the 35mm Distagon ZM." And yet the corners at f/5.6 and f/8 on a stock A7R II look more than acceptable to me. Does the front-end filter have its greatest effect at wider apertures? Or am I missing something?



Mar 17, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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genji wrote:
Very impressive, Chuck, on both a technical and a creative level. You wrote in the FE Images thread that "This was prior to my front end filter modification using the Optimasigma .5 filter on the 35mm Distagon ZM." And yet the corners at f/5.6 and f/8 on a stock A7R II look more than acceptable to me. Does the front-end filter have its greatest effect at wider apertures? Or am I missing something?


Yes the front end filter has the most impact/improvement at the wider apertures of f/1.4 - f/4, where it really improves the corners and sharpness across the entire frame. Without the front end filter I found the sharpness across the frame and into the corners at apertures from f/5.6 - f/11 more than acceptable.

Chuck



Mar 17, 2017 at 02:11 PM
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Here are a few more from my quick walk around the New Orlean's french quarter with the TAP and the 35mm Distagon f/1.4 ZM and 85mm Tele Tessar f/4 ZM.

Second shot is a Selfie in the reflection of the monuments granite

Cross post with the FE Images thread.

Chuck





35mm ZM with TAP, f/8, ISO 200, 1/60







Selfie Reflection - 35mm ZM with TAP, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/250







85mm Tele Tessar ZM with TAP, f/4, ISO 200, 1/1500







35mm ZM with TAP, f/8, ISO 200, 1/90




Mar 17, 2017 at 06:25 PM
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Chuck Coyne wrote:
Yes the front end filter has the most impact/improvement at the wider apertures of f/1.4 - f/4, where it really improves the corners and sharpness across the entire frame. Without the front end filter I found the sharpness across the frame and into the corners at apertures from f/5.6 - f/11 more than acceptable.

Chuck


Thanks! Your illustrated post in the Front-End Filter thread was extremely helpful in showing how the fix is actually implemented. You mentioned that you "did have to remove 1 of the 2 shims in order to get to infinity focus with both my Hawk's factory Helicoid adapter and my TAP adapter". The idea of removing shims from the lens terrifies me and, since I hardly ever photograph infinity subjects, I'm wondering whether I could focus subjects (with either the TAP or a Voigtlander Close Focus Adapter) up to about 5 meters away with the front-end filter on the Distagon 35/1.4 ZM but leaving the shims in place.




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