Posts tagged with NEX-7
The NEX-7 turned in a great performance, especially when using high quality lenses, like the just reviewed CZ 24/1.8. With that combo, the resolution is almost unbelievable! Check out the review, and make sure you read the bottom part; that’s where all the good stuff is; the rest is basically an owner’s manual quick-start guide.
For those of you curious about how the A900 with an equivalent FF lens like the Sony 35/1.4 G would do against the NEX-7 and CZ 24/1.8; sorry, no contest, the NEX would wipe the floor with the A900-35/1.4, although that’s a hard jab at Sony’s full frame commitment more than anything else. A good portion of Sony’s FF lenses are Minolta designs from the mid to late 1980s.
If Sony improves the AF speed on the NEX-7 or subsequent models to good phase detect levels, you can toss your DSLRs in the trash can, I know I will.
B&H photo is getting unannounced small shipments of NEX-7 cameras (or NEX-7 with kit lens) on a regular basis, so if you want one you may as well order it now. As always, you can return it if you don’t like it, or in the current market, sell it for at least what you paid for it, or possibly more.Read More →
This week I went out to the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain resort and took some snaps of the Golfers in the Accenture Match play PGA event. My goal was to use both zooms at the maximum apertures, (mostly at the long end), to separate the subject and background, and to see how the relatively inexpensive zooms held up optically. Also important; can the NEX-7 focusing keep up with moving subjects, and how does the jpeg processing handle textures like fabrics and skin….Read More →
Here at Photojottings, the most requested photo accessory to review (lately) is the LA-AE2 adapter, which seems to be very appealing to Sony alpha users that plan on jumping on the NEX cameras, especially the NEX-7. This adapter allows Minolta AF and Sony a-mount lenses to auto-focus when mounted on the newer NEX cameras. Currently, Sony’s US website is listing this product as compatible with the NEX-7, NEX-5N, with a NEX-C3 update in the future. NEW, Sony’s Asia website has firmware updates for the adapter use on the original NEX-3/5, and NEX-C3.
I’ve tested this adapter on the NEX-7 and 5 different Sony lenses so far, along with using the Sony A580 as the ‘standard’ for AF speed and accuracy. Right now, based on my limited use, the LA-EA2 adapter really works well, in fact, I find no difference in focusing speed and accuracy between the NEX-7 with adapter and Sony A580. Note; If you have any comments or requests, please let me know while I still have the adapter! …Read More →
This time the comparison is with the uber expensive Sony A900 and Sony CZ 16-35mm F/2.8 lens, at 35mm, which closely matches the 24mm coverage, although the 16-35 at 35mm covers just a little more real estate than the 24mm.
Both images were taken in RAW, and converted in ACR 6.6, no other adjustments were make other than the conversion to jpegs.
Exposures were the same, at the same F/4 aperture. The Sony CZ 24/1.8 is nearly….Read More →
Check out the new review items, all for the NEX system. I now have a NEX-7, Sony CZ 24/1.8, Sony 55-210mm F/4.5-6.3, and a Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 at my disposal. Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll have some full size images to post from at least one of the lenses, probably in the evening. Note; the NEX-7 will be used to test all the new NEX lenses in case I don’t state what camera was used in the image posts.
Now is your chance to make your test demands, before the review, not after! I probably won’t be able to accommodate all requests, but I’m always open to fresh perspectives.
I’ve posted a new poll. This time it’s for what lens to you want reviewed first, look to the right sidebar and vote! The CZ 24/1.8 is super popular, and has been reviewed extensively by other sites, but hey, if you want that one first, OK!Read More →