What is your NEX lens lineup?
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ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3434
Country: N/A

taomdr wrote:
specifically for the nex 7

sony/zeiss 24 for an autofocus lens

with novaflex and hawk m to nex adapters

leica tri-elmar 16-18-21 m

voigtlander 35 f1.2 II vm

leica 50 summilux asph m

zeiss 50 sonnar zm

leica 90 elmarit m


the nikon mount lenses that i sometimes use but less because of novaflex/lens size

zeiss zf.2's 21, 35 f2 and 100

leica 80 summilux and 100 apo-macro elmarit r's that have nikon leitax mounts




looks to be the perfect kit. are you getting the new M?



Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 800
Country: Netherlands

ken.vs.ryu wrote:
taomdr wrote:
specifically for the nex 7

sony/zeiss 24 for an autofocus lens

with novaflex and hawk m to nex adapters

leica tri-elmar 16-18-21 m

voigtlander 35 f1.2 II vm

leica 50 summilux asph m

zeiss 50 sonnar zm

leica 90 elmarit m


the nikon mount lenses that i sometimes use but less because of novaflex/lens size

zeiss zf.2's 21, 35 f2 and 100

leica 80 summilux and 100 apo-macro elmarit r's that have nikon leitax mounts




looks to be the perfect kit. are you getting the new M?


Looks a bit like a waste to me if he's not getting the M (or M9). The tri elmar really is great on a FF sensor, as is the 50 lux.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

i've found the MD lenses to be little hidden gems (partially to phillip reeve)

I'm now using:
Nex 5N
CV 15
G28
G45
G90
MD 50 1.4
MD 135 2.8
Sigma MD 50/2.8 Macro (it's fantastic)



taomdr
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
Total Posts: 9
Country: N/A


looks to be the perfect kit. are you getting the new M?


as i was acquiring the m-mounts over the last 6 months my thinking was also a lineup that would work well in the future on the new M, a price dropped M9 or even another mirrorless FF. I also wanted lenses that worked well on the Nex 7 though. I've had the 50 summilux for just two weeks and it's been an excellent lens on the 7. As with the lens lineup I put together for my D700 i think more about long term lenses and less about the camera bodies that come and go.



Peire
Registered: Apr 27, 2010
Total Posts: 1280
Country: Poland

My last "minimum perversum" NEX kit:

Oly Zuiko 21/3.5
Zeiss Biogon G 28/2.8
Zeiss Planar G 45/2
Zeiss Sonnar G 90/2.8



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

Bumping this as I'm interested to know if anyone's found any new gems?

Updating too:

Nex 5N
CV 15
G28
G45
MD 50 1.4
MD 100 2.5
MD 135 2.8
Sigma MD 50/2.8 Macro

I also ordered the Sigma 19 and 30 - that was a steal.



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1420
Country: Germany

plasticmotif wrote:
Bumping this as I'm interested to know if anyone's found any new gems?

Updating too:

Nex 5N
CV 15
G28
G45
MD 50 1.4
MD 100 2.5
MD 135 2.8
Sigma MD 50/2.8 Macro

I also ordered the Sigma 19 and 30 - that was a steal.

haha, that minus the sigma is exacty my kit. I have another two dozen lenses on my cupboard but that is the basic kit.
I was really thinking about the sigma 19/2.8 but i just ordered a Samyang 35/1.4, mainly for the 5dII though.



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

Phillip, I don't know enough about the exact Sigma macro to tell you which specific model it is. I'll take some pictures of it. It does 1:1, neutral color cast, ample contrast when bumped and great bokeh.








(I also have a bunch of lenses in bags in my closet lots of fast 50s, fast telephotos and fixed aperture zooms that I just don't use)


Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1420
Country: Germany

STOP! I am already totally broke, and have to finance a holiday, i don't need another lens! I really don't....



plasticmotif
Registered: Sep 23, 2010
Total Posts: 833
Country: United States

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sigma-Macro-Lens-50mm-F2-8-Nikon-Fit-/130839580511?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item1e76a58f5f

I've got that one. In MD Mount. It hardly would break the bank



Luta13
Registered: Dec 29, 2012
Total Posts: 224
Country: United States

Regretfully, I just sold my M-Rokkor 40f2 AND 90f4 (If anyone is looking for a like-new Hawks Helicoid Version 2.5 for $150 shipped PM me)

I have currently use:
Rokkor MD 24f2.8
Rokkor MC 50f1.4
Rokkor MC 85f1.7

I sold the Sigma 19&30 late last year but just bought them back with the crazy deal on both for $199.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4902
Country: Canada

LightShow wrote:
Since picking up the 7 on Tuesday last week, I've spent 3 days mucking about with the settings before going out to actually shoot the thing, which caused the usual refinements.
So far the M-Rokkor 28/2.8, 40/2, 90/4 and my Canon FD SSC 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 have been the main lenses I've used.
I'm also in the process of putting together a bellows just for the NEX, parts are in route, it should be fun when finished, just in time for spring up here.


An update:
The M Rokkors are gone.
I still use the Canon FD SSC 24/2.8*, 50/1.4, 85/1.8,
I also use my Rokkor 28/2.5, 58/1.2, 85/1.7

My sharpest set is a mix n match:
OM 21/3.5*, Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Topcor RE 58/1.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*, Topcor R 135/3.5*

For night shooting:
OM 21/3.5* & OM 50/1.4*

My travel kit:
OM 21/3.5*(if I want wide), Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*

Others I like using:
CV 15
CZJ(Cosina) MC 28/2.8 in MD mount
Leica 35-70/3.5*
FD 35/2.5 Tilt Shift*

My sharpest lenses *



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10042
Country: United States

LightShow wrote:
LightShow wrote:
Since picking up the 7 on Tuesday last week, I've spent 3 days mucking about with the settings before going out to actually shoot the thing, which caused the usual refinements.
So far the M-Rokkor 28/2.8, 40/2, 90/4 and my Canon FD SSC 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 have been the main lenses I've used.
I'm also in the process of putting together a bellows just for the NEX, parts are in route, it should be fun when finished, just in time for spring up here.


An update:
The M Rokkors are gone.
I still use the Canon FD SSC 24/2.8*, 50/1.4, 85/1.8,
I also use my Rokkor 28/2.5, 58/1.2, 85/1.7

My sharpest set is a mix n match:
OM 21/3.5*, Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Topcor RE 58/1.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*, Topcor R 135/3.5*

For night shooting:
OM 21/3.5* & OM 50/1.4*

My travel kit:
OM 21/3.5*(if I want wide), Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*

Others I like using:
CV 15
CZJ(Cosina) MC 28/2.8 in MD mount
Leica 35-70/3.5*
FD 35/2.5 Tilt Shift*

My sharpest lenses *



how come you got rid of the m-rokkors?



bcaslis
Registered: Mar 10, 2003
Total Posts: 735
Country: United States

Only had the NEX-7 for three weeks now, so far:

SEL1855
SEL16F28 (it was free with the camera Sony promotion)
SEL35F18
SEL50F18

I really like the SEL35F18. It lives on the camera most of the time, fast standard prime, what's not to like?



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1361
Country: Norway

Sony 18-55
Sony 16/2.8
Sony Wide-Angle converter
CV 15/4.5
Contax G 28/45/90
Samyang 8/2.8

The CV and Samyang rock. They're really, really good. The Sony WA is also very good for what it is. I really dislike the Contax G adapter I got, it's a pita to use those lenses. I'm selling them. I mostly use the CV and Samyang for summit type shots.



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
Total Posts: 1757
Country: United States

Almost still the same for me...

CV 15/4.5, 40/1.4, 90/3.5

I recently acquired the Sony-Zeiss 24/1.8. Seems like a pretty good lens, but so far I'm just not thrilled with going back to AF with my 5N, nor the focus by wire. It's not as if the Voigts are Leicas... but they sure feel like it compared to these electronic lenses.

I was thinking about going to the 24/1.8 and Sony 10-18 as my primary kit, which would cover my needs for backpacking and most every day things since 35mm is my normal FL. I won't let go of the 40/1.4 either, just find that lens always makes me happy.

I'm reconsidering the plan to switch now. I might bail out of the 24/1.8 and go all in with the new CV 21/1.4 ! There are other implications of that though (weight, size, cost, mfd) so I dunno yet. I might need some convincing.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5543
Country: United States

Jacob D wrote:
I recently acquired the Sony-Zeiss 24/1.8. Seems like a pretty good lens, but so far I'm just not thrilled with going back to AF with my 5N, nor the focus by wire. It's not as if the Voigts are Leicas... but they sure feel like it compared to these electronic lenses.


I really hated using that lens. I was never unhappy with the results, but it sucked all of the fun out of getting there. I didn't include that in the "For Sale" post because, A, Funsucker is not good advertising and, B, some things you just have to learn for yourself. The good news is I think you'll get out of it unscathed if you decide to sell. Someday it might even find someone who can appreciate it more for what it does than how it feels doing it.



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4902
Country: Canada

sebboh wrote:
LightShow wrote:
LightShow wrote:
Since picking up the 7 on Tuesday last week, I've spent 3 days mucking about with the settings before going out to actually shoot the thing, which caused the usual refinements.
So far the M-Rokkor 28/2.8, 40/2, 90/4 and my Canon FD SSC 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 have been the main lenses I've used.
I'm also in the process of putting together a bellows just for the NEX, parts are in route, it should be fun when finished, just in time for spring up here.


An update:
The M Rokkors are gone.
I still use the Canon FD SSC 24/2.8*, 50/1.4, 85/1.8,
I also use my Rokkor 28/2.5, 58/1.2, 85/1.7

My sharpest set is a mix n match:
OM 21/3.5*, Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Topcor RE 58/1.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*, Topcor R 135/3.5*

For night shooting:
OM 21/3.5* & OM 50/1.4*

My travel kit:
OM 21/3.5*(if I want wide), Elmarit M 28/2.8*, Canon LTM 100/3.5*

Others I like using:
CV 15
CZJ(Cosina) MC 28/2.8 in MD mount
Leica 35-70/3.5*
FD 35/2.5 Tilt Shift*

My sharpest lenses *



how come you got rid of the m-rokkors?

Sharpness just wasn't there for me, so I never used them, it could be just the samples I had though, my Elmarit is night and day sharper than the 28 which had white spots, and I don't need cornerfix,
the 40 just wasn't sharp, and the 90 was just ok, my Canon 100/3.5 LTM blows it out of the water.
I'm still looking for a RF normal that's as sharp as my Topcor 58/1.8, if I can do that I'll be vary happy, 50 Cron? Canon 50/1.5(Sonnor) LTM?
I have the Canon LTM 50/1.8(Planer) it's also not the sharpest wide open, which is too bad as it's beautifully made, I do need to shoot with it a bit more.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10042
Country: United States

LightShow wrote:
Sharpness just wasn't there for me, so I never used them, it could be just the samples I had though, my Elmarit is night and day sharper than the 28 which had white spots, and I don't need cornerfix,
the 40 just wasn't sharp, and the 90 was just ok, my Canon 100/3.5 LTM blows it out of the water.
I'm still looking for a RF normal that's as sharp as my Topcor 58/1.8, if I can do that I'll be vary happy, 50 Cron? Canon 50/1.5(Sonnor) LTM?
I have the Canon LTM 50/1.8(Planer) it's also not the sharpest wide open, which is too bad as it's beautifully made, I do need to shoot with it a bit more.


intriguing, i've always avoided the 28 because of the white spot issue, but my 40 cron which is the same design as the rokkor 40mm appears to be sharper than even my g45 in the central portion. flatness of field isn't it's strong point, but it's one of my favorites in the f/2.8 to f/11 range.

are you looking for sharpness to match the topcor wide open or stopped down and in the corners or in the center?



Calidreamin
Registered: Mar 27, 2012
Total Posts: 30
Country: United States

NEX 5N + EVF

M-Hexanon 28mm f/2.8
CV 35mm f/2.5
Pen F 42mm f/1.2
Leica 50mm f/2.0 (type 5)
CV 40mm f/1.4

Love them all nearly equally for each of their unique qualities.
If I had to let any go, it would only be the CV 40mm…

Examples from the different lenses here.
www.shanephillips.tumblr.com



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