NEX Images Thread
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Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1490
Country: Germany

Jacob D wrote:
Phillip, that last one really grabbed my attention. The zig zagging fence really makes it, and as usual your processing skills bring out the details.

How are you liking the 16-50? How about the NEX6?

That last one is mislabeled, it was taken with the G28.

I sold the 16-50 quickly after i got it because they sell for crazy 250 euros here in germany.
Optically i liked it, performance @16mm was quite fine after lenscorrection, much better than my old 18-55 @18mm.
I didn't really test the whole focal range but performance seemed solid.
When using AF i had some not perfectly focused images with it, focus wasn't off much but resolution suffered significantly.

My observations moving from the 5n to the 6


  1. image quality is the same
  2. operation is improved significantly
  3. i like to have a viewfinder, not that i am a huge fan of how it works it is nice to have
  4. the 6 is significantly bigger than the 5n
  5. the body is made mostly of plastic, doesn't feel as nice as the 5n
  6. When shooting raw-only the 5n's display often showed mushy details when zoomed in, the 6 doesn't do that


ebookman wrote:
What software do you use to stitch images?

Photoshop


mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1362
Country: Norway

Nice winterscapes, Phillip. Interesting observations about 5n/6.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7883
Country: Canada


Perth Manor by Mawz, on Flickr
ZA E 24/1.8, NEX-7



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

The Way It Was by Luta13, on Flickr



uhoh7
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 2125
Country: N/A

Love the contrast of the two by mawz and luta



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 5006
Country: Canada

Oh to be on a warm beach again....



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10571
Country: United States

nikkor 105/2.5:
















rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 4927
Country: Canada

LightShow wrote:
Ron, your shots from the 21 seem to be getting better, just getting used to it I guess.
I was also wondering how active/accurate the peaking was with it wide open vs. stopped down, as I have a few wides that are hard to nail focus even with a good amount of peaking to help.


Thanks - the earlier photos were pretty much grab shots around the house and were processed with very little adjustment. The second set of images have had more processing 'to taste.' My feeling is this lens on the NEX is a bit lower contrast than what I'm used to getting from ZM and Leica glass on the M9. Could be the wider dynamic range of the NEX sensor as well as the default Adobe profiles for each.

As for peaking... I don't find it that accurate for wide open shooting with this lens. I need to try it more, but my definite impression is that if I think I've got good focus and then zoom in at magnified view, the focus point isn't usually exactly where I expected it to be. But it could also be my unfamiliarity with the NEX-7, and longer-term use might improve my results with only use of focus peaking.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Beautiful beach shots, Sebboh!

I went out after the first snow here this winter, but it had mostly melted, so in the spirit of my recent embrace of flare I tried a little "lens whacking" i.e. un-mounting and turning it at angles, to let light leak in for extreme veiling/flare, loss in contrast and semi-random extension tube/tilt/shift effects. Seat-of-the-pants photography, which requires some serious RAW abuse to recover.

Melting snow:

Melting snow by specularist, on Flickr

Flare-chasing:

Flare foliage by specularist, on Flickr


Hedgerow drops by specularist, on Flickr

Normal service resumed:


After the snow by specularist, on Flickr



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5032
Country: Canada

Thanks for the reply Ron.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7883
Country: Canada


Blooming by Mawz, on Flickr
NEX-7, 50/1.8 OSS



legaltrouble
Registered: Mar 09, 2005
Total Posts: 291
Country: United States

Mawz, that's pretty nice....love the colors, sharpness, bokeh....



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

^ Yes, also - superb clarity, presence, 3D!



taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 368
Country: United States


kami 1.20.132821 by artistwithlight, on Flickr
Skink pinhole



AtomicOrbital
Registered: Dec 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1
Country: United States

@philber - in the main ballroom of that château are double helix (two intertwined) staircases designed by da Vinci - not to be missed on a trip to Chambord



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7883
Country: Canada

alan_m wrote:
^ Yes, also - superb clarity, presence, 3D!


Thanks!

The 50/1.8 OSS is an excellent little lens, if only its rendering was a better match to the ZA E 24/1.8 I would have kept it, but the two do not make a complimentary pair (I'd recommend pairing the 50 OSS with the Sigma 30 or the new Sony 35/1.8 OSS)



ulrikft2
Registered: Oct 21, 2009
Total Posts: 2100
Country: Norway

Nex-7 + 45/2:







philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7484
Country: France

Time to post after a nasty intermission. The first one with ZM 35 f:2.0, the last two with Summilux 50 on NEX 7.



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7484
Country: France

AtomicOrbital wrote:
@philber - in the main ballroom of that château are double helix (two intertwined) staircases designed by da Vinci - not to be missed on a trip to Chambord


AtomicOrbital, I am aware of that gorgeous double-helix staircase, though I thought the Da Vinci parentage was less than certain. But I am not sure why you are adressing this info to me.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7883
Country: Canada


Brick Between the Trees by Mawz, on Flickr

One more from the ZA E 24/1.8 on the NEX-7, this is pretty much welded on my NEX these days and has been for months, it's not so green right now ;-)



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