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Unless that new Kipon adapter moves the lens back away from camera body (and affecting infinity focus), it's not going to work. Here is a picture of my G 21mm Biogon on a NEX adapter. You can clearly see that the plastic shields extend past the the end of the adapter. http://www.boncratious.com/images/G21mm&NEXadapter.jpg I tried to fit it to my NEX-5. These shields hit the built up flat areas to the top and bottom of the sensor (I know this becuase they left marks there as I tried to mount the lens). For it to fit, you clearly need to trim
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do those fins not just unscrew?



Jan 14, 2011 at 05:13 PM
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p.5 #2 · p.5 #2 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Sebboh - great macro shot. Initially I was not sure about the bokeh character, but it grew on me.

Herb1911- spectacular shot! BW works perfect.



Jan 15, 2011 at 02:10 AM
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sebboh wrote:
do those fins not just unscrew?



You have to open up the whole mount. I have not done this but it looks like after you take the lens mount off, there are 4 screws holding the shield which appear to be part of the structure that also holds the electrical contacts. I'd have to take it apart to be sure, and I'm really not interested in doing that. I'd trim the shield to use the lens, but only if I knew that I could easily replace them with a new shield to restore the lens' integrity.




Jan 15, 2011 at 02:42 PM
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Why do you guys have the problem to mount G-Biogon 21/2.8?

I have no problem with my G->E adapter (Kipon-look-a-like) and reach infinity too.
Because of rear protector of the lens I have to mount the adapter to NEX5 FIRST,
then mount the lens to the camera+adapter SECOND. My adapter is > http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/image/127863088
Although the corners have slight colour shifting, but fixable by CornerFix program as you know.

Actually we are very lucky G-lenses have a kind of breach-mount which does not
require to rotate the lenses to mount them.



Jan 15, 2011 at 03:12 PM
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KOJI wrote:
I have no problem with my G->E adapter (Kipon-look-a-like) and reach infinity too.
Because of rear protector of the lens I have to mount the adapter to NEX5 FIRST,
then mount the lens to the camera+adapter SECOND. My adapter is > http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/image/127863088



I have a similar adapter (except mine is a near-matching titanium color instead of black) so I tried this technique. Lo and behold, it worked. Those shields have to be right up to and pressing against the sensor surround.

One thing I noticed is that it focuses WAY past infinity, yet ALSO focuses VERY close -- to about 0.3 meters from the sensor plane. The spec for the lens on the Contax G is 0.5 meter to infinity, so we seem to be getting a lot more range out of the lens for some reason. Koji, are you seeing the same thing?




Jan 15, 2011 at 07:48 PM
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p.5 #6 · p.5 #6 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Yes, of course. If you mount the lens (any G-lenses) on G1/2, your lens sits on "the resting position",
which is closer to film position than "infinity" position, to which the camera moves the lens
when you power on the camera. (except G-Hollogon 16mm)
So I knew what you observed will happen when you mount G-lens to NEX or micro4/3 camera.

I have an M-mounted G-Biogon 21mm too, which focuses to 0.3m as you have seen. So no surprise to me.



Jan 15, 2011 at 08:44 PM
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My new NEX-5, with the 16mm and 100% crop on this flower. Cropped from jpg no pp.










Jan 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


thanks alot koji,just got my adapter today, tried out the 21mm,and it fits!!

KOJI wrote:
Why do you guys have the problem to mount G-Biogon 21/2.8?

I have no problem with my G->E adapter (Kipon-look-a-like) and reach infinity too.
Because of rear protector of the lens I have to mount the adapter to NEX5 FIRST,
then mount the lens to the camera+adapter SECOND. My adapter is > http://www.pbase.com/kkawakami/image/127863088
Although the corners have slight colour shifting, but fixable by CornerFix program as you know.

Actually we are very lucky G-lenses have a kind of breach-mount which does not
require to rotate the lenses to mount them.




Jan 17, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Philber - Wonderful to see Versailles shots from both 5DII and NEX system ( referring to other thread ). I must say that NEX still is a little thing of wonder. Very good result, also due to the quality lens, and the photographer. First and last shot are my favorite with lighting and color. Once again, great to see the amount of detail this set up can provide. Do you, by the way, use or see any need for corner fix ( ? spelling may be wrong ) with Biogon 35mm? I do not notice any issue, and was not sure whether that is because you have already processed them.
Congrats on 50 f2. Planar I am looking forward to see photos from it.

Akul



Jan 17, 2011 at 08:06 PM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


No, Akul, no cornerfix required. And this week, I should also be getting a Novoflex adapter for my Contax C/Y 25mm, so I should have a lot more flexibility with my NEX. The problem the NEX poses is that I am getting plain lazy about carrying my 5D II....


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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


philber, can't wait to see the 21 distagon images from the nex.


Jan 17, 2011 at 08:27 PM
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p.5 #12 · p.5 #12 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


I bid on a Contax G Distagon 21, but bidding and byuying are two different things. If you mean my ZE Distagon 21, I have no plans ot fit it on my NEX, as I would have no way to stop the lens down.


Jan 17, 2011 at 08:28 PM
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philber wrote:
No, Akul, no cornerfix required. And this week, I should also be getting a Novoflex adapter for my Contax C/Y 25mm, so I should have a lot more flexibility with my NEX. The problem the NEX poses is that I am getting plain lazy about carrying my 5D II....


Great shots from the NEX and the Biogon.

Philippe, that is the idea behind the NEX : as long as you put decent glass in front of it the results are good and you start not to bother with the big guns. Of course not for everything, but for this type of shooting it is the right tool.



Jan 17, 2011 at 08:37 PM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


ken.vs.ryu
One of these days, I will stick the ZF21 on NEX and post some shots here. The thing is that 21 on NEX feels a bit ergonomically wrong.


Philber
Contax C/Y25 would be a great focal length for 'walk around' whatever that means. Also the weight should not be too bad. I am curious to hear your reaction to the size as it would be bigger than ZM series. I see contax g 21mm for about $700 USD at KEH.com. I have a feeling that is a bit on the high side.

By the way, it sounds like there will be less and less 5DII shots from you Ha Ha, I am just giving you a hard time.

Akul



Jan 17, 2011 at 08:41 PM
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p.5 #15 · p.5 #15 · Sony (APS-C) Images Thread


Yes, Stefan, but that same afternoon, I did take my 5DII + Zeiss with me, and the results were quite a bit better. So I have to get unlazy...

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Jan 17, 2011 at 08:41 PM
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Regarding cornerfix, I am curious what the 'threshold' is in terms of focal length with NEX + rangefinder lens. Seems like somewhere between 21 - 25 mm ? There is already enough steps to get a photo being usable, and I am not a big fan of the idea of using yet another software.


Jan 17, 2011 at 08:44 PM
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philber wrote:
The usual Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f:2.8. I should be getting my 50mm f:2.0 tomorrow. Pics are of a late afternoon in Versailles.


I really like the warmth in the last image. Zeiss lenses are known for being "warm" lenses - how much of this do you credit the lens vs. shooting at what, I would call, an ideal time of the day?



Jan 17, 2011 at 09:27 PM
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akul wrote:
Regarding cornerfix, I am curious what the 'threshold' is in terms of focal length with NEX + rangefinder lens. Seems like somewhere between 21 - 25 mm ? There is already enough steps to get a photo being usable, and I am not a big fan of the idea of using yet another software.


I may be speaking out of turn, here, but I think cornerfix is a more helpful product for shooting ZM lenses on an M9, because the larger sensor is going to catch the edges where smearing/casts occur on WA lenses. I would think with the APS-C sensor the NEX has, it should only get the best of these lenses (but maybe I am wrong).



Jan 17, 2011 at 09:39 PM
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No, you are right, the larger the sensor, the more edge problems you have from a given lens. Except that the M9 is designed to nullify this problem with specially designed micro-lenses, plus software once you tell the camera what lens you are using. At least that is my understanding of this not being a Leica specialist.


Jan 17, 2011 at 09:51 PM
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philber wrote:
Rather than answer you, corposant, I let you decide. Here is a picture taken in opposite circumstances: late morning, low ceiling, fog, some drizzle.


I think I prefer the sunlight, but all things considered, not bad given the circumstances!



Jan 18, 2011 at 02:49 AM
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