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Dec 16, 2014 20:40 |  #31

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Received my A7 II today to use with my Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH. A match made in heaven for me!

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how is the ibis with the lens? works well?




  
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Dec 16, 2014 20:47 |  #32

On focus....

it no longer hunts in low light, it locks on, and when it locks on it's VERY accurate.... while the a7 (first one) in low light it hunted a lot and even gave up.... even in good light it acted crazy. this one locks on right away... it's def. faster focus than the first....

EM1... hmm, on the fence... might sell it... but i do have some amazing lenses for it... that Nocticron 42.5 is amazing!


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Dec 16, 2014 20:50 |  #33

dtufino wrote in post #17336828 (external link)
On focus....

it no longer hunts in low light, it locks on, and when it locks on it's VERY accurate.... while the a7 (first one) in low light it hunted a lot and even gave up.... even in good light it acted crazy. this one locks on right away... it's def. faster focus than the first....

EM1... hmm, on the fence... might sell it... but i do have some amazing lenses for it... that Nocticron 42.5 is amazing!

Great to know. Means the increase the EV sensitivity which is fantastic.

I am trying to stay away from those zeiss lenses. My pockets fear them LOL


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Dec 16, 2014 20:57 |  #34

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Great to know. Means the increase the EV sensitivity which is fantastic.

I am trying to stay away from those zeiss lenses. My pockets fear them LOL

the truth is the only real lens that matters in the sony lineup is the 55mm f/1.8, the 35 is a cool walk around lens... but i would suggest you get the Voitlander 40mm f/1.4 and the M to NEX adapter.... also some old canon FD and FL lenses are straight killer with it... i have the FD 50mm Macro and the 135 f/2.5 FD lenses.... with with Sony adapters mounted ot them... :-) i'll post a few shots in a few min.


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Dec 16, 2014 21:32 |  #35

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the truth is the only real lens that matters in the sony lineup is the 55mm f/1.8, the 35 is a cool walk around lens... but i would suggest you get the Voitlander 40mm f/1.4 and the M to NEX adapter.... also some old canon FD and FL lenses are straight killer with it... i have the FD 50mm Macro and the 135 f/2.5 FD lenses.... with with Sony adapters mounted ot them... :-) i'll post a few shots in a few min.

Agreed.. the Nokton 40 is a great walkaround lens on the Sony's.. A classic, soft-ish look wide open but it gets sharp very quickly stopping down.


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Dec 16, 2014 21:42 |  #36

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Agreed.. the Nokton 40 is a great walkaround lens on the Sony's.. A classic, soft-ish look wide open but it gets sharp very quickly stopping down.

Soft-ish? mine is tack sharp, i have the multi-coated one.. will take it with me to work tomorrow and snap a few shots for you guys!


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Dec 16, 2014 21:45 |  #37

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Soft-ish? mine is tack sharp, i have the multi-coated one.. will take it with me to work tomorrow and snap a few shots for you guys!

I think he's referring to the dream-like effect some older designed lenses have. I know my Yashica ML 50/1.4 fits that category, it's definitely sharp wide open, but it doesn't look like it with some images because of how it renders. Hard to explain really, but the samples I've seen from the Voigtlander 40mm look very similar, and that's not a bad thing since the ML 50/1.4 is my favorite lens ;)


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Dec 16, 2014 21:46 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #38

I also have the Lomo Petzval lens... 85mm, that shoudl be fun to use as well!


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Dec 17, 2014 06:33 |  #39

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I think he's referring to the dream-like effect some older designed lenses have. I know my Yashica ML 50/1.4 fits that category, it's definitely sharp wide open, but it doesn't look like it with some images because of how it renders. Hard to explain really, but the samples I've seen from the Voigtlander 40mm look very similar, and that's not a bad thing since the ML 50/1.4 is my favorite lens ;)

Yep.. Definitely dreamy, though I wouldn't classify it as sharp wide-open (and mine was the MC one, purchased brand new). Don't get me wrong, it's a great cheap walk-around lens, and it can be sharp even if you stop down just to f2.

And since I guess sharpness has a degree of subjectivity to it, lenses I would consider sharper wide open would the the 85 L 1.2, 50 ZE f2 MP, heck I even might put the 24L 1.4 sharper wide open than the Nokton 40. Again, great lens, but very 'classic' look to it wide open.. It certainly sharper than a host of older adapted lenses I have, and even some of the more 'modern' ZE lenses (Zeiss 50 ZE Planar comes to mind)

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Leica M-E @ 2.4, definitely getting sharp here..

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Dec 17, 2014 06:36 |  #40

Interesting as I would consider the 85L and 50L to be soft wide open however if you stop them down just a bit they sharpen up fast. Like Brandon said subjective but that's been my experience.


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Dec 17, 2014 06:48 |  #41

DTBaan wrote in post #17336816 (external link)
how is the ibis with the lens? works well?

I haven't done any tests with it yet, but compared to what I've taken with the Leica M240, I seem to be getting a lot more sharper images with the A7II!




  
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Dec 17, 2014 07:45 as a reply to  @ vipergts831's post |  #42

i brought in my Sony A7II + my canon FD 135 /2.5 les.. will have a go at it during lunch!


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Dec 17, 2014 08:07 |  #43

If you can get your cony now get it... there seems to be some Cyber Threats against Sony.... not sure if these said threats will effect the availability of the new Sony A7ii


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Dec 17, 2014 16:38 |  #44

Shots i took during lunch break today, was in meeting most of the day so i could not get out for long....

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I normally shoot RAW, but i made the mistake to shoot these in JPEG, i love the JPEGS out this camera... so far so good, for regular stuff liek this i'll shoot jpegs, for professional work it's all RAW... :-) Happy...

Canon FD lenses are cheap and with a cheap 9.99 adapter from chine (FD to NEX) you should be set! Also, i shoot with Telefoto lenses for street, i liek to isolate the person of interest, and shoot from afar (less intrusive)

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Dec 17, 2014 16:46 |  #45

Excellent shots david thanks for posting. Your not helping my gas though :)


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