Posts Tagged ‘sony a7r2’

Hiking the Waldnaabtal

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

On this hike I used two cam­er­as. The film one was a Con­tax G2 with its Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm attached. I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400. The digit­al one was a Sony A7R2 with a M39 Voigtländer Col­or-Heli­ar 2.5/75mm attached. I loaded … a pretty cool sensor 😉

The full album can be seen here on my flickr pages. I made a col­or ver­sion and a black & white ver­sion again.

The Con­tax G2 is a gem … I men­tioned it already in anoth­er post about its sib­ling, the Con­tax G1. Regard­ing the lens … I’m impressed by the sharp­ness.

All images above were made with the Con­tax G2, Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm on Kodak Ultramax 400.

The Sony A7R2 … is simply a cool tool which I mainly use with vin­tage glass. The manu­al M39 Voigtländer Col­or-Heli­ar 2.5/75mm is so easy to handle with the focus peak­ing, it’s light­weight, small and deliv­ers a won­der­ful sharp­ness.

All images above were made with the Sony A7R2, Voigtländer Col­or-Heli­ar 2.5/75mm.

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.

 

The Beauty and the Beast III

Friday, August 10th, 2018

From time to time I take a pic­ture show­ing two cam­er­as side by side where I think it’s worth it. The first and the second image can be found here, show­ing two Can­on bod­ies (a Can­on EOS 3 vis-a-vis a Can­on EOS 5D) and two Con­tax bod­ies (a Con­tax Aria vis-a-vis a Con­tax AX).

This time two Min­olta bod­ies found their way into my focus. They both make a very good job as pho­to­graph­ic tools and both still look like new.

The Min­olta X-700 was the end­point of the manu­al focus SLR from Min­olta and served many years as my pre­ferred cam­era dur­ing the 80s. Besides a manu­al mode it offered aper­ture pri­or­ity mode and a pro­gram mode. It is equipped here with my goto lens — a MD Rokkor 1.4/50mm.

The Min­olta Dyn­ax 9 was Minolta’s final film auto­fo­cus SLR. An extreme pro­fes­sion­al body with tons of premi­um fea­tures nev­er matched by any of the  com­pet­it­ors. Some say it was the best film auto­fo­cus SLR ever made. It is equipped here with an AF Macro 2.8/50mm lens.

They are both excel­lent tools from two dif­fer­ent peri­ods in the devel­op­ment of cam­era tech­no­logy — manu­al focus vs auto­fo­cus.

Just to men­tion … the shot was taken with a Sony A7R2 and a Con­tax Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50mm lens attached.

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So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Leitz Summaron 3.5/35mm

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

This beau­ti­ful little lens just arrived and I placed it on the Sony A7R2 using a Foto­di­ox Pro M39 to NEX adapter.
Next stop will be the m4/3 test on an Olym­pus OM-D E-M1 and then I’ll try a film in a Bessa R or the Zorki 4k.

The lens was built in 1958 and des­pite it’s age — 60 years, it’s mech­an­ics work flaw­less. One thing I found is that the glass has haze inside, which seems to be a flaw of this lens type. You can see it when light­ing a torch through the lenses.

This first test shots show that I can­not focus to infin­ity using the Foto­di­ox adapter — hmmm.
The first series was focused to infin­ity with an aper­ture of 3.5, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16.
All shots are shot hand­held and JPEG OOC w/o post­pro­cessing.

f/3.5

f/5.6

f/8

f/11

f/16

In the second series I used focus peak­ing at about 1m — the min­im­um focus dis­tance of the lens with an aper­ture between 5.6 and 8.
The images are shot hand­held and slightly cropped — oth­er­wise JPEG OOC w/o fur­ther post­pro­cessing. This second batch seems to be reas­on­able sharp.

100% crop …

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I’ll update this post when I can provide fur­ther res­ults.

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Enjoy

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Homeland — Amaryllis

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

That day the weath­er was cold but sunny — at least  in the morn­ing. Sun was com­ing in through the large win­dows and gave some beau­ti­ful light­ing.
This Amaryl­lis is going on now since Christ­mas and it’s still not at it’s end.

As I’m cur­rently exper­i­ment­ing with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had moun­ted a Con­tax Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50mm.
This lens gives some very very beau­ti­ful res­ults. As often, I have tried a black&white ver­sion too.

I applied some pre­sets in Nik’s Col­or Efex and Sil­ver Efex applic­a­tions and I’m get­ting more and more pleased with the res­ults.

Enjoy 😉

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The Beauty and the Beast …

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Some time ago I pos­ted an image of two beau­ti­ful cam­er­as — the Can­on EOS 3 vs the Can­on EOS 5D.

Without all fur­ther com­ments, these two cams are beau­ti­ful tools from two dif­fer­ent worlds — one ana­log and one digit­al. So sim­il­ar on one side and so dif­fer­ent on the oth­er side.

Some time later, I found anoth­er pair, this time both from the ana­log era. A Con­tax Aria vs a Con­tax AX.

But … also this beau­ti­ful pair comes from two dif­fer­ent worlds.

One has a pure manu­al focus, the oth­er is the one and only example of a SLR with auto­fo­cus on (all) manu­al lenses.

Enjoy 🙂

P.S. In case you’d like to com­ment … it’s appre­ci­ated!
P.P.S. … and maybe, you want to check out my web­site too.
P.P.P.S. … and don’t for­get my Flickr page.