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 🙂
Most people, or atleast the slightly neerdier ones have a pretty strong opinion about weather this is “possible” or not. Comparing Mft to FF i mean. But here i go again.
The mindblowing detail of the 36mpix A7r sensor isn´t really there. When i sharpen pictures i look at them 100% so often it feels like the detail and sharpness is at best on pair with my Mft setup with Em5 and Noktons.
But when i zoom out, and see the “bigger picture” i realize thats not really the case. The A7r delivers “better” pictures for sure. Will i ever “use” the 36mpix and the “better” image quality? With 92.1 – 99.3% certainty, NO.
But thats not the reason i bought the full frame A7r either. The reason was mostly my Em5 is breaking apart, the shorter DOF, FF Bokeh and dynamic range.
At 100% the sharpness of the Noktons i had with my Em5 is on pair With my current set up. (But the A7r is 36pix so its actually alot less detail in the mft shots)
My Minolta MC 50mm f1.4 + A7r is a lighter package and delivers alot of “Bokeh for the buck” with great dynamic range.
But lets focus on the reasons i bought the A7r, DOF, Bokeh and Dynamic range, and i think this is where full frame is still in a league of its own. Sharpness and on many levels ISO is really good on the MFT system. Somehow the Em5, eventhough the pictures are noiser then lets say a Canon 5d mkii, there is more detail in the Em5 picture.
If one would do the math, Noktons f0.95 is not that far behind, thats about f1.9 on full frame, but the separation and pop i get with f1.4 on my A7r is really where it prevails. Bokeh is alot nicer on the lenses i have bought so far. Its not as “harsh” (now im beeng a little picky here, the Nokton bokeh is great) as the Noktons some times are.
DOF feels alot shorter even if the background seems blurred out to the same or similar extent the subject(s) seem to pop more.
And dynamic range, i still havent gotten used to it, alot of the times i push the trigger and think, “Thats gonna be blown out” but its not. I still cant belive how good on that regard it is, the dynamic range is a world of difference.
And one more great thing, Focus peaking! I had no ( or wery little issue ) with manual focus on my Em5 but now, with focus peaking. Why would anyone want AF? 😛 Siriously though, AF is great of course, but focus peaking is aswell!
I have an appointment in 30min so i gotto go, i´ll read through this later. Sorry if the spelling is worse then usual.
Pics above is Shot with Sony A7r + Samyang 85mm f1.4 @f1.4
So the Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f0.95 just arrived today! Totaly Stoked!
And i have to say, so far it has exceeded my expectations. Compared to the Nokton 17.5mm its better in everyway. Sharper,less distortion,less CA. to name a few.
These are only my first impressions, as i said i got it earlier today.
And as you can see in the pictures above, there are plenty of CA in some situations. Around text in shot 1 and the camera in shot 7.
But its sharp! as you can see in picture 1. The text in that shot is not big, and its readable. with some highpass in PS and some CA correction that would look awesome i think.
Focus is smooth as it is on the 17.5mm, its got the same feel to it as far as handling goes.
Colors are alot better in the 42.5, compared to the 17.5 and so is bokeh, but not as big difference as i believe the colors are.
In shot 6 ithink you see some sort distortion, again, not as much as in the 17.5.
And the ability to isolate subjects comes alot closer to that FF feel that you, perhaps same as me, feel you are missing ever since you switched to MFT. The noktons, atleast the 17.5 and the 42.5 will get you alot closer to that. Havent used the 25mm much, but from the very little i have used it, it seemed to be alot less sharp then these 2 badasses.
Settings and gear info:
OM-D Em-5 + HLd6 + Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f0.95
Pic Nr :6 shot @f8 with B+W ND110 and B+W ND8 60 sec shutter
The rest is shot wideopen (f0.95 ! 🙂 ) with either no filter, B+W ND4 or B+W ND8.
Well thats all for now, gotto get back out there befor the sun goes down!
ill post some more shots as soon as i can!
(and for those who will scroll down and look at my previous post shot with the 17.5mm, they will look sharpeer because i have shaprend them more
not because the lens is sharper, i thought i would try and demonstrate the “actuall” sharpness of the 42.5mm here.)
Me and Johan (The Ninja shoe photographer) went out for some “urban exploration” today, bit i guess it was more like “sub urban exploration”.
Well we covered an abandoned house which was falling apart, a small river? and a cemetery.
The f0.95 had a tough job today, but it kept at it. Kept it @f0.95 i mean 😉
The sign reads “LIVE CHILDREN, for now” 🙂
Borrowed my friends 5D mkii today, took some photos of my Em-5 with the grip and Nokton. The 5d feels like a monster! I kind of remembered it to be big, but it was a monster! 🙂
Non the less it delivered som good shoots! Still is a great camera, in i bigger, heavier, uglier… u get where im going with this 😉
The phat ass lens is the Sigma 85mm f1,4 stuck on with and adapter from ebay, works perfect, 10us dollar including shippment from China. I dont get it. Shippment alone, in sweden, is 10dollar!?
Check back for some photos taken with the Sigma.
I had my thoughts about buing an Samyang 85mm T1.5 but its a bit too long i think.
The Voigtländer 42.5mm f0.95 is goona dooooo juuuust fine i think 🙂 whenever it decide to show up.
Häv nize day.