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Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by BruPri, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    After a brief affair with a Canon 1DSmkII and an EOS-M, I decided that Canon was not ready for prime time with mirror less. I found a NEX-7 again and paired it with a Sony/Zeiss 85 1.4 LA-EA2 adaptor and a Leitz Elmarit-M 28 2.8. More than enough to keep me busy.
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    Pics soon...
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Bruce, is there a camera body somewhere behind those lenses? :biggrin:
    welcome back
     
  3. BruPri

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
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    NEX-7/ZEISS 85 1.4
     
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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That Zeiss lens can be described with one word -- awesome!!
     
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  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    another would be HEAVY!
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I used it one time at a local store. I think I mounted it on an A55. And it took some marvelous super shallow DOF photos.
     
  7. BruPri

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Needs to be stopped down though in broad daylight to avoid CA...
     
  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    That looks huge. I have the c/y version and that is smaller then za version, but still a big lens for nex. Sony za version is a more updated one, esp with af:)
     
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  9. BruPri

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Well, I shot a bunch with the Leitz Elmarit-M 28 2.8, and have come to the conclusion that the coolest thing about that piece is how it looked on the camera!
    It was fun to focus and shoot with but... the images, all RAW, seemed to have no pop, micro-contrast and were just plain not doing it for me, they seemed to all need doctoring up in LR. So I picked up the Sony/Zeiss 24 1.8 which I had for a short time previously, It's exactly what I was looking for, images (RAW) are great right out of the gate. Additionally I acquired a Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 wide angle lens which is great fun!
     
  10. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    It might not be compact, but it sure is serious :) Congratulations!
     
  11. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    T minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
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    NEX-7, Zeiss 24 1.8
     
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  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I digress.. and repurchased the Leitz lens, after reviewing, I like the look, it's just a different animal from the others and so much fun to use.
    Here's the family: Alpha mount w/NEX adapted Zeiss 85 1.4, Zeiss 49mm Sonnar E 1.8, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.1 and last but not least the reunited Leitz Elamrit-M 18 2.8
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    One from the Leitz
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  13. Wolf

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    I would so love that zeiss for my portrait work, but I don't know if it's ideal for a cropped sensor...
    if it were 50mm or something... ;)
     
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  14. BruPri

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I have a new and unlikely favorite lens that pretty much lives on my camera, a 1978 Leitz 90mm 2.0 Sumicron. It's weighty but balances perfectly on the NEX-7
    Here's a pic of my neighbor, it was a beautiful spring day yesterday in Seattle!
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  15. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Industrial strength - and that's a good thing! :wink: