We´ll i was looking at the top pic, and i wasnt that impressed, i mean the sharpness is pretty good, but not stellar. From what iwe come to expect after reading the rewives on the Fe55 is stellar sharpness… And then i saw the iso, i had forgot to resett it, so it was set to 2000. With that in mind, i think the resault is “alright” 🙂
And for a lens in this “class” i think there is quite alot of CA,look around the spokes in the front wheel of the top bike pic there is pruple ca, and around the spokes and tyre on the rear wheel there is alot of green CA. Not to much to handle but, and i have never cared much for CA but, as i said, for a lens in this “class”.
Bike is also shot at iso 2K with Ar7 + Fe 55 f1.8 @f1.8
This lens truly sits great on the A7r. Looks and feels awesome! Slightly heavier/larger then the Fe28 but it looks better, performs better, and its f1.8 so i can live with the slight bulk it adds over the Fe28 🙂
Look at that sharpness! That old apple pops! 🙂 Silky smooth bokeh. Havent seen any “busy” bokeh so far. Sony A7r + Fe55 1.8 @1.8 iso 50 1/500
As you can probably tell, there is plenty of sharpness. I have read alot of rewievs tough, that says there is no or little CA. i would not agree. there is CA in alot of the pics. The picture of my grandma for example. Look at the crop of her glasses, its tack sharp, but there is CA in there. Aswell as in the crop from the sign, there is little CA around the letters in the sticker.
But contrast and sharpness is great! and the lens is lighter then i expected 🙂 And it looks damn good on the A7r!
We´ll, dont know how satisfied i am with this “test”. My guess is that the Sony Fe 55 missed focus slightly on the F8 shot (The branch in front of the sign is more in focus on the Sony shot). The Minolta has no doubt the best center sharpness at f8, between these shots atleast.
Apart from that the Sony Fe 55mm f1.8 win on all fronts (wideopen). We´ll perhaps not shortest DOF in the first shot, the other 2 are f1.4 the Sony beeing f1.8.
As far as sharpness wideopen goes, the Sony wins. Contrast seems pretty much on pair with the Samyang (but the Sony is better 🙂 ), the Minolta lacks pretty heavy in that area. Wideopen the Minolta also got that Strange “Vail”. Same milky layer as the Canon 50mm f1.8 has wideopen if you ever used that lens.
The f1.4 of the other blurs the background just slightly more than the Sony, if you look at the numbers in the background the are more obvious, partly because of the better contrast of the Sony but also due to the longer dof of the Sony.
(its says f1.8~2 because the other 2 dont have an f stop for f1.8 so its somewhere between f1.8 and f2)
Thats it for now 🙂
Ordered a Minolta adapter from ebay for mft aswell, although my Em5 is flickering, its not unusable. So for the sake of testing i took some geek shots of my Sony 🙂
Its alot harder to focus the Minolta wideopen on the Em5 compared to the A7r. Donno why. The part of the picture thats acually in focus is harder to detect in the viewfinder on the Em5 altough the dof should be shorter on the Sony, so before trying it out, i would have assumed the opposite.
Pic of my A7r with the Fe 28mm, Taken with my flickering Em5 with the Minolta mc 50mm f1.4 @f2.8
100% crop from above
Added some extra sharpness to the Dynafit part of the this pic in PS with the High Pass filter function. it was taken at 1/60 so i got some blur.
Sharpend in LR and removed some CA from the bike spokes.
All pics above, Sony A7r + Sony Fe 28mm f2 @f2
Got some new found love for the Fe 28mm. I understood right away that it was a good lens, but after that it sort of fell in to the dark. 28 is not narrow like the 35 im used to, and its not wide like a 24. So it always felt wrong in my spine when i framed a shot and i didn´t get it right from the start.
But now, when its starting to settle, i realize this is an amazing lens.
200g or something ?(light as f…)
Fast af (Its got af! 🙂 im used to mf)
Even bokeh is nice!
This is a nifty 28! 🙂 Not quite pocketable but not far away either. Compared to the Nokton 17.5mm for m yEm5 i had befor i got the Sony A7r, the 28mm beats it on all levels. Its sharper, rather much sharper actually, so even though this is an f2 and its wider then the Nokton (35mm equvalent) and the Nokton would be an f1.9 in FF terms. The Fe28 feels like it gives more pop.
With the Mft system and the Noktons i always added some Highpass in PS when i was sharpening, even without highpass in the Fe28 shots you have more pop and sharpness. Editing can get you along way but the lack of detail, well, thats a fact. Kind of hard to get around.
CA is pretty apparent on the 28mm aswell, both green and purple, the difference is not that much better then the Nokton but, its clearly better.
And you get all this, at less then half the weight, half the price, in a smaller package, with AF, on a FF body, with less effort (both in post, and physically) …
I rest my case 🙂
So here is one of the shots from today for Glavaris.se 🙂 Very patient dogs!
Sony a7r + Samayang 85mm f1.4 @f6.3 2 Nissin flashes in softbox.
Gotto get back to editing the rest now 🙂