NEX Images Thread
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sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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H.Lux wrote:
Sebboh, Really good pics. Do you have experience with the c/y 28, too. Is the Contax G as sharp or even better?

Thnaks Stefan


thanks! i haven't used the c/y 28/2.8, but zeiss's mtfs indicate that the contax g version should be a slightly better performer, especially as you move away from the center. on the NEX-7 i'm sure the c/y would perform better in the corners though. i have to stop down to f/11 to get decent extreme corners on the 7 (plus color correct the corners), things look much better on the 16mp NEXs though.



jovial
Registered: Mar 28, 2012
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Phillip, the Lens Turbo seems to rock with rokkors ! Where did you buy yours ? The price was around 150 ?



partitura
Registered: Aug 22, 2008
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Phillip -

Thanks to the reference to the downsampling thread. I've read through it quickly, and am trying to process it all in my head. May I ask what you are using now?



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
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jovial wrote:
Phillip, the Lens Turbo seems to rock with rokkors ! Where did you buy yours ? The price was around 150 ?

i bought it here: link

partitura wrote:
Phillip -

Thanks to the reference to the downsampling thread. I've read through it quickly, and am trying to process it all in my head. May I ask what you are using now?

i export a 6MP image as 16bit psd to PS, apply this action:

sharpening by reevedata, on Flickr

then i usually fade the sharpened layer by 50%



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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sebboh wrote:
H.Lux wrote:
Sebboh, Really good pics. Do you have experience with the c/y 28, too. Is the Contax G as sharp or even better?

Thnaks Stefan


thanks! i haven't used the c/y 28/2.8, but zeiss's mtfs indicate that the contax g version should be a slightly better performer, especially as you move away from the center. on the NEX-7 i'm sure the c/y would perform better in the corners though. i have to stop down to f/11 to get decent extreme corners on the 7 (plus color correct the corners), things look much better on the 16mp NEXs though.


From my unscientific experience given my particular copies I'd say the Contax G on a 16MP NEX 5N rivals the CY (28/2.8) on a Canon 5D2 on the per pixel sharpness. And in my mind that is quite an achievement given the difference in pixel density.

People are rightfully saluting the CY 28/2.8 for colors, cross-frame performance and so forth. And the sharpness for landscaping is good, but not exceptional like e.g. the ZE 21/2.8.

What the CY may have, compared to the Contax G, is more Zeissyness.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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wfrank wrote:
From my unscientific experience given my particular copies I'd say the Contax G on a 16MP NEX 5N rivals the CY (28/2.8) on a Canon 5D2 on the per pixel sharpness. And in my mind that is quite an achievement given the difference in pixel density.

People are rightfully saluting the CY 28/2.8 for colors, cross-frame performance and so forth. And the sharpness for landscaping is good, but not exceptional like e.g. the ZE 21/2.8.

What the CY may have, compared to the Contax G, is more Zeissyness.


interesting, i do think the g45 has more of a classic zeiss look than the g28 does, but i like the g28 more because of that, and the g28 still has plenty of 3dness for me.

have you compared the c/y to g on the same camera or are you just comparing the c/y on the 5DII to g28 on the 5N?



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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No, it's on resp. camera only.

Dont know much about the G45 despite having it, it's a tricky focal length for me. The G21 suits me better and is by far the sharpest thing (per pixel wise) I put on the NEX 5N. But that one suffers badly in corners.

Generally the CY's are too big to justify putting on the NEX as I have the 5D2. But the smallest CY around is the super-pancake 45/2.8 with the potential of protruding less from the body than the G45. Quite a feat for a SLR lens :-)



alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
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A couple more random shots with the Samyang 14. They're all linked to full-size images if anyone is interested in pixel peeping. The resolution into the corners is impressive, particularly on APS-C. I think I still like the rendering better with the CV15, but I haven't found time to do a direct comparison.


midlevel by alwang, on Flickr


music hall R by alwang, on Flickr


flared knees by alwang, on Flickr



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Country: Sweden

I'd say that the Samyang 14 is good in the corner because of APS-C. On FF it is significantly worse in corners but better in the rest of the frame. This is one lens I tried on both the 5N and 5D2. But it is ridiculous on the NEX especially compared to the CV15. But it grabs unique attention in the city :-)



alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
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Yeah, it is a ridiculous combo. I only found myself stuck with that combo for a weekend because I thought I was going to be taking pictures of a dark indoor art installation where the faster aperture would help: turned out I couldn't even get into the installation. The Samyang's distortion is also hard to ignore, and I don't think that there is a Lightroom lens profile for using the lens on NEX. Is PT Lens my only option?

I agree that the corners are worse on FF, but they're still probably better than any other full frame option that wide short of the Zeiss 15?



wfrank
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
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Right, I keep it because of that (lack of options). It's a specialty lens and cant justify a ZE/ZF 15 for such usage. If so I would be into digital medium format by now :-)

But it is F/2.8. I couldnt have done this with the CV15. Sry old pic but it serves a point.





Highfive
Registered: Feb 17, 2013
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Took this today, sony zeiss 24mm. @f1.8







partitura
Registered: Aug 22, 2008
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Rather gloomy weather here.

The first three are with the Leica 24mm Elmar and Nex 7.



















For a little change of pace, this is the Sony 10-18 at 14mm. This Texas Bar and Grill is a very long way from Texas.







sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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awesome catch highfive!

here's one more from the g28:






sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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wfrank wrote:
No, it's on resp. camera only.

Dont know much about the G45 despite having it, it's a tricky focal length for me. The G21 suits me better and is by far the sharpest thing (per pixel wise) I put on the NEX 5N. But that one suffers badly in corners.

Generally the CY's are too big to justify putting on the NEX as I have the 5D2. But the smallest CY around is the super-pancake 45/2.8 with the potential of protruding less from the body than the G45. Quite a feat for a SLR lens :-)


you should try the c/y on a NEX just to see if it still seems more zeissy to you and report back. part of what your seeing could be the difference in formats. i've heard many film users claim that the g version was preferible in all ways. i can't bear the though of shooting an AF rangefinder myself though.



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Nex 5n. First shot with Minolta Zoom MD 35-70mm f/3.5
Second shot CV15



uhoh7
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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highfive: love that bee shot!





nikon 180 ais ed





Oly 42/1.2 above wide open, below at f/5.6










CY 100-300 above at 100, below 300






sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
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Some from the dependence Louvre Museum in Lens, Northern France.





















sculptormic
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
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And two more.













sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
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Country: United States

sweet! love the statues.

here's an over processed flower with the 50 lux pre-asph wide open:






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