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A few shots taken using a 15mm Voigtlander Heliar lens on a Sony A7. I have posted them in 'critique' so that you can comment on the lens/body combination which has been heavily criticised in some forums.








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I think they're all excellent actually. If I wanted to nitpick I might mention 'clipped wings' but that would be just picky and looking for something to criticise.

They're all very realistic, sharp, clear and with outstanding realistic colours. I mean - take that blue car and the chrome is like chrome in real life (not just a sort of 'white' - the variations and tones in the blues are spot on to give the car 'what the eye sees' contrasts and '3D' appearance. The same apples to all the other pics and colours ... the ivories, the reds, the greys, the wood on the last shot etc. They all have 'presence' - so real you're there.

Why were they so heavily criticised elsewhere?

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They can criticise as much as they like but like Pol as eleborated the results speak for themselves.
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Re: Shuttleworth collection

I love the old planes but I also feel a little sad because most of them will never fly again. I had the same feeling when I visited Duxford a few years back.

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Re: Shuttleworth collection

Mike, you used the Sony Alpha 7 full frame mirrorless body (not the R version?) but we don't know which lens

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Re: Shuttleworth collection

Ian, I did mention the lens, it was the point really. I see so many comments about the very wide angle 'M' mount lenses being unusable on the Sony A7. Lens data not available in exif of course. They are far from perfect but very usable.

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Ian, I did mention the lens, it was the point really. I see so many comments about the very wide angle 'M' mount lenses being unusable on the Sony A7. Lens data not available in exif of course. They are far from perfect but very usable.
Sorry - somehow I missed that!

The 24mm Elmarit-M is used was OK but only if you stopped it down to f/11-16. The M9 (M-E version) body I tried with this lens was better even a couple of stops wider.

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Re: Shuttleworth collection

These were, I think, at f5.6. I love this tiny little lens. Zone focusing even on a Leica M series, marks at 1m, 2m and infinity. It loses most of its individually on a crop frame camera but from my old (film) M6, pics from it won several competitions.

On a slightly longer lens; comparing my Zeiss ZM 28mm v Zuiko OM 28mm, Zeiss is better in the centre but edges are inferior at f5.6; at f2.8 the Zeiss is marginally better.

I get the impression, just from reading various forum posts, not from practical experience, that the lower resolution Sony A7 is slightly more adaptable to legacy lenses then the ultra high resolution A7R.

Also it's cheaper, quieter and has PDAF + CDAF
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