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Bolampau

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Hi Folks,
just thought I'd share this photo of a lovely old church I took yesterday. I used the NEX7 with the Voigtlander 12mm lens + Metabones adaptor. I'm really impressed with this combo and have found it great for architecture.

Details: ISO 100, F8 @ 1/160th

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Hope you like it! Comments and criticisms welcome.
Cheers,
Paul
 

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I just love the way this lens creates a star glare effect when stopped down. Was this the same church you took a colour photo of when it stopped raining?

Be good to see closer detail of the window arches and stuff... and perhaps some of the interior...
 

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I just love the way this lens creates a star glare effect when stopped down. Was this the same church you took a colour photo of when it stopped raining?

Be good to see closer detail of the window arches and stuff... and perhaps some of the interior...
Thanks Dioptrick,
no this is a another church....I'll post some more photos showing the interior details in the morning.
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Paul
 

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Sure, tease me with another lens :)

I so badly wanted to pick up one of these ini the silver LTM mount to match my Canon set. Haven't been able to pull the trigger. If Sony doesn't come out with an awesome E-mount lens soon, this may be next on my list. How bad is the CA on the NEX-7? And I wonder if the 5n is better for it.
 

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I so badly wanted to pick up one of these ini the silver LTM mount to match my Canon set. Haven't been able to pull the trigger. If Sony doesn't come out with an awesome E-mount lens soon, this may be next on my list. How bad is the CA on the NEX-7? And I wonder if the 5n is better for it.
the Voigtlander 12mm lens is brilliant! If you're shooting B&W then you only need to worry about the vignetting and can ignore the colour cast at the edges of the frame. But with colour photos then you will need to convert the shot to a DNG file and repair it in Cornerfix

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I've not used the 5n so I can't compare but I've read that it only suffers with the vignetting though, so is probably the best combination.
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I just love the way this lens creates a star glare effect when stopped down. Was this the same church you took a colour photo of when it stopped raining?

Be good to see closer detail of the window arches and stuff... and perhaps some of the interior...
Hi Dioptrick,
here's four additional shots taken inside the church. The first was taken with the CZ 24mm and the other three were taken with the Voigtlander 12mm.
N.B. for illustration purposes I have not used Cornerfix on the three 12mm lens shots, so you can see how the lens handles the edges of the frame.

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Paul
 

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Bolampau said:
the Voigtlander 12mm lens is brilliant! If you're shooting B&W then you only need to worry about the vignetting and can ignore the colour cast... The first was taken with the CZ 24mm and the other three were taken with the Voigtlander 12mm.
It certainly is... the absence of barrel distortion in a wide angle this extreme is amazing, to a point where I had to remind myself that these are wide-angle perspectives. That's priceless for interior architecture. Due to the predominant blue and red tints in the stain-glass windows in this set, the purple fringing on the 12mm trio seemingly makes sense on this occasion.
 

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It certainly is... the absence of barrel distortion in a wide angle this extreme is amazing, to a point where I had to remind myself that these are wide-angle perspectives. That's priceless for interior architecture. Due to the predominant blue and red tints in the stain-glass windows in this set, the purple fringing on the 12mm trio seemingly makes sense on this occasion.
It's a real shame that this lens is hit by too many critics because of its vignetting and colour cast. If only Cornerfix could be made as a pre-set in Lightroom or Sony make clever trickery in NEX7 firmware then I think this lens would suddenly become a best seller!

I love photographing old buildings and, as I see it, there is no better lens for this type of photography. Yes, I have to use Cornerfix often but this is a small price to pay.

Finally, the build quality of the lens is as good as Leica M lenses - and Voigtlander is amazing value for money in comparison. Mind you, Leica prices seem to have gone sky high with the advent of mirrorless cameras!
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Paul
 
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