NEX Images Thread
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Caladbolg777
Registered: Jan 05, 2011
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Country: United States

Those are all wonderful shots. I am seriously considering an NEX as my first APS censor sized camera and for its extremely nice portability. I was a little concerned about the way the menus were set up and my choice of lenses.

I am striving for landscape photography with as portable a camera as possible (and no tripod if possible) that has full manual and creative controls. Any wide-angle lens (or lenses that have a wide angle range) you guys recommend?

I'd love to contribute to this thread with some images of my own with the NEX, I'm just not 100% where I need to do to get started.

Thanks in advance.

Edit - Forgive me if this is the wrong thread for advice. I just signed up here today, and am not sure where to go to post my own thread for advice.



mnscott
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
Total Posts: 275
Country: United States

How about a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX fisheye on a NEX-5 body, processed in DxO with my first time trying out the one-shot HDR function:



Another one with the 10.5mm, this one processed using Lightroom 3:


Or a Nikon 28mm f/2.0 Ai lens on the NEX-5:



mnscott
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
Total Posts: 275
Country: United States

akul wrote:
Great everyone.

I just was too curious not to try out. Here are shots with Nikkor 24-70 f2/8 G with NEX.



Akul, those look excellent! I hadn't tried mounting my 24-70 f/2.8 on the NEX, but did try the Nikon 16-35 f/4, just to see if it would work. It does work nicely, but of course it is kind of big for that tiny body!



Permagrin
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Country: United States

Philber, that's truly a lovely shot.

I do think that the nex is only limited by the glass available. I have both the 16 and the 18-55 for mine. I also use my nikon & zeiss glass on it with better results but honesly, sometimes I just want to use AF. So it would be nice to have better lenses.

I don't hate the 16mm lens though. It's fine. Not great. I like the 18-55 better but the 16 acts like many 16mm...sharp in the center, not on the edges. I find that it behaves better when shooting in raw.

I'm not sure what the adapter has to do with it though. Mine has no glass so it doesn't affect image quality. I did get it off of ebay and have had no issues with it.

with the 16mm lens






with the 18-55


















with the nikon 35 1.4 ai-s










corposant
Registered: Jul 14, 2010
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Has anybody tried a Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH on a NEX? I feel like the focal length and (incredibly) small size would make for an amazing combination.



tyue
Registered: Jun 17, 2005
Total Posts: 19
Country: Canada

OM 50 1.4













Sony 16mm 2.8












Nikon 50 f1.2






Oly 200mm f4






Geofn
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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Country: United States

My new Voigtlander 15mm Heliar (M-mount) was just delivered and it is KILLING me that my M-NEX adapter didn't arrive! I'll post some shots once I get the adapter.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
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Country: United States

corposant wrote:
Has anybody tried a Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH on a NEX? I feel like the focal length and (incredibly) small size would make for an amazing combination.


Haven't used that one specifically, but I owned the type III 28 and currently own an Elmarit 24 ASPH. Given my experience with those, I'd say your supposition is right on target.



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
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Permagrin wrote: Philber, that's truly a lovely shot. I do think that the nex is only limited by the glass available. I have both the 16 and the 18-55 for mine. I also use my nikon & zeiss glass on it with better results but honesly, sometimes I just want to use AF. So it would be nice to have better lenses. I don't hate the 16mm lens though. It's fine. Not great. I like the 18-55 better but the 16 acts like many 16mm...sharp in the center, not on the edges. I find that it behaves better when shooting in raw. I'm not sure what the adapter has to do with it though. Mine has no glass so it doesn't affect image quality. I did get it off of ebay and have had no issues with it. with the 16mm lens

Nice shots, Permagrin (love the handle, by the way). I finally got my F to E adapter, so I'm anxious to give the Nikon 35/1.4 a whirl on it. Nice to see someone else is having good experiences with it.



burningheart
Registered: Mar 21, 2005
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Country: Canada

Unconverted Rokkor 58



















Leica R 180 F2.8 APO













Caladbolg777
Registered: Jan 05, 2011
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Country: United States

Thank you very much for the tips. I'll be sure to keep them in mind.

I thought about the Voigtlander lenses though I haven't done my research yet. I'm very interested in the Canon series of lenses (L and standard) but I'm not aware of any adapter for Canon lenses, but Voigtlander and Zeiss lenses seem interesting.

My budget is very low - so much so that it'll take me a month or two to be able to afford the NEX itself. So if I were to invest in Zeiss or Voigtlander, it's most likely going to be Voigtlander. This is the alternative thread so I'll stay alternative here, but I've also got the Canon system to think about (and whether or not I may be better off investing in a full-on SLR instead).

Either way, thank you very much for your help. I truly appreciate it.



Lotusm50
Registered: Sep 26, 2005
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Country: United States

Experimenting with a Tilt adapter on my recently arrived NEX-5 for a few moments today.
I think it's going to take a little while to work out a good system to use this combination effectively and purposefully. It is a bit challenging to see what is happening on a little 3" LCD. With the ZF 50/1.4 (at f2.0):











Permagrin
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
Total Posts: 205
Country: United States

freaklikeme wrote:
Permagrin wrote: Philber, that's truly a lovely shot. I do think that the nex is only limited by the glass available. I have both the 16 and the 18-55 for mine. I also use my nikon & zeiss glass on it with better results but honesly, sometimes I just want to use AF. So it would be nice to have better lenses. I don't hate the 16mm lens though. It's fine. Not great. I like the 18-55 better but the 16 acts like many 16mm...sharp in the center, not on the edges. I find that it behaves better when shooting in raw. I'm not sure what the adapter has to do with it though. Mine has no glass so it doesn't affect image quality. I did get it off of and have had no issues with it. with the 16mm lens

Nice shots, Permagrin (love the handle, by the way). I finally got my F to E adapter, so I'm anxious to give the Nikon 35/1.4 a whirl on it. Nice to see someone else is having good experiences with it.


I actually very much like the 35 on the nex5. I keep it with that kit instead of my nikon kit. lol



Andrew Gough
Registered: Jun 10, 2005
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Country: Canada

NEX & ZM18mm mostly F/8-11

























This image I posted because I really pulled the shadows up, and it kind of shows the flexibilty of the NEX files - ZM18







NEX5 & ZM 50mm F/1.5































NEX5 & Voigtlander 12mm

























sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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a few from the much maligned 16mm (i'm not really a huge fan either, but mine is decent for the price):

wide open:





stopped down:





















burningheart
Registered: Mar 21, 2005
Total Posts: 2709
Country: Canada

Andrew am I correct your Voigtlander 12mm is the M mount and not the SL (F mount) version?

What adapter do you use?



Andrew Gough
Registered: Jun 10, 2005
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Country: Canada

I have three adapters in the M-Emount. I shimmed two of them to reach infinity, the third is very close. I will be putting them up for sale today as I have a GH2 arriving.

My 12mm is the screw mount with an M adapter on it. I went with the screw mount so that I could attach filters to it.

Let me know if you are looking for adapters, as I have a bunch...



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
Total Posts: 2686
Country: United States

For those who may be interested in how NEX's size would be when attaching ZF lens. Image of NEX with ZF35 + Novoflex, sitting next to ZF21 + D700





















corposant
Registered: Jul 14, 2010
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

Andrew Gough wrote:
NEX & ZM18mm mostly F/8-11


Hmm, both the ZM 18mm and ZM 25mm are on my local CL board at pretty good prices...



corposant
Registered: Jul 14, 2010
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

sebboh wrote:
a few from the much maligned 16mm (i'm not really a huge fan either, but mine is decent for the price):







Cool shots, sebboh, but you have some pretty noticeable spots you may want to clone out (or get a sensor/lens cleaning)...


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