Sony A7/A7R Image Thread

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I didn't see a general image thread for Sony A7/A7R and thought it would be fun to get one started and see what lenses folks are using.

    Here's a glimpse into the morning time in my home this morning. Both taken with 50/0.95 Noctilux wide open on the Sony A7R, which so far I seem to be able to focus fairly well without peaking or magnification.

    Kids eating chocolate chip waffles and playing Minecraft before getting ready for school:

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    DSC00024 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    Baby just woke up for the day:

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    DSC00029 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Oh man, that baby shot is a classic! Humans... I swear.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Lovely shots and love the new avatar Amin :D
     
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  4. AlexH

    AlexH TalkEmount Rookie

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  5. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Quick shots w/ A7R+55mm 1.8 last night to test the lens, not the best lighting, but my favorite test subjects:)

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  6. AlexH

    AlexH TalkEmount Rookie

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    Dec 18, 2013
    One more from a bday party I attended yesterday. Just a quick across the table portrait:


    Cousin by ALXPhotog, on Flickr

    A7 + Zeiss 35mm 2.8 FE
     
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  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Background blur looks very good on the 55/1.8 lens.
     
  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    I don't know how much 55mm is a true Sonnar design as they tweak the designs, but I prefer the Sonnars for softer background blur compared to the harsher backgrounds w/ planar designs...

     
  9. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    So took my canon fd 35mm Chrome nose down to Jessops today to test its full frame goodness out on the A7 (the 36m pixel one?)

    I was interested to see if the lens could keep up with the sensor and what it shot like. Apologies for the boring subject matter but I was very impressed and wanted to share.

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    only white balance correction, nothing else (thorium element is yellow so corrected that but nothing else)


    I focused on the C on the edge of the sign and the combo was so sharp you can see the texture of the paper!

    Very nice but one minor problem, couldnt for the life of me turn on Focus Peaking? I got a zebra thing going for over exposure, but no idea where focus peaking was.

    Still very nice to shoot with and very tempted now as I have a bunch of full format legacy glass, which appear to produce sharp results and shallow depth of field

    Ads have you tried you canon fd 35mm? seems to be amazingly sharp wide open! and I know it is crazy sharp at F4 but forgot to take a snap!
     
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  10. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Looking very good indeed. I have the Canon FD 35/2 S.S.C. with the convex front element, no thoriated glass so no yellowing. It's sharp wide-open but it has some glow there that disappears once you stop down to f/2.8; at the intermediate f/2.4 click-stop contrast is still a bit lower. My test shots are here. Sharpness-wise it's my best 35mm, it's sharp across the frame at f/5.6 except for the very extreme corners that stay behind, unimportant for me despite being very sensitive to bad corners at medium apertures.
     
  11. rkworld

    rkworld TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 22, 2013
    NYC
    Roman
    Sony A7, Canon FD50
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    A7R - 50mm Summilux M ASPH at f/1.4, slight crop. So far my favorite lens for the Sony A7R.

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    DSC00137 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
     
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  13. Vidar

    Vidar TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 25, 2013
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
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  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
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  15. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    David, first shot is very nice w/ lighting/colors...
     
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  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Very nice, I'm really liking that 3rd shot. :)
     
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  17. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    I gather its a very "pure" sonnar design which is why it is relatively long for the focal length. It certainly is much more a classic Sonnar than the SEL24mm.
     
  18. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Contax G 90mm f/2.8

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    Quick snap with Contax G 28mm f/2.8

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    Overall I love this camera and I *love* what it does with my Contax lenses. The 28mm biogon sometimes has smeared or soft corners but so far it seems like a pretty rare problem in the real world. The only problem I am having right now is making time to shoot more! :frown-new:
     
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  19. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    Day 2. I'm liking it! :cool:

    Canon FL 55/1.2. Holy mother of shallow DoF, Batman!!

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    Full Frame Selfie by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Some bad news and good news for product shots. The Leitz 100mm macro only goes to about 1:4 and on full-frame that's not close enough to fill the frame with my smaller stuff! :(

    Fortunately, the 60mm gets in close enough and problems I used to have with flare and ghosting seem to be strangely absent now:

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    Confetti Paperweight by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    The 100mm will definitely still get some action, though. (Especially now that my 50mm lenses aren't telephoto anymore.)

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    On by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Tomorrow: I go outdoors! :p
     
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  20. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Love the last shot, I just keep looking at it. That switch has been burnt, no?

    I too noticed that 100mm isn't really the telephoto it used to be when making shots of my lenses. And 50mm macro is just not my cup of tea on the A7, while it has its uses on the NEX-6. For me there might be a place for an APS-C camera besides the A7, I'm certainly not going to sell my NEX-6 yet.