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Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

Well i have found a few things out so far. It has CA, not as bad as the MFT version (Nokton 17.5mm f0.95), and the 35mm got vinjetting, problably worse then the 17.5mm.

DOF is no where near the same (obviosly, f0.95~f1.9). The pop you get out of this is far superior to the 17.5mm. Over all image quality is alot less consistent on the 35mm (se pics above). The edge sharpness of the 35mm wideopen, and even stopped down is bad. really bad wide open and rather bad stopped down. Corner sharpness is better then edge sharpness(?), isnt that strange?

I guess that takes care of the bad, the good, is, that its awesome 🙂 Center sharpness is great wideopen (look at the eyelashes). The CA is easy to control in Lightroom if that bothers you.

The Nokton 35mm got that “classic” feel i guess. But that doesnt mean its totally unsharp or crappy, the edges and corner sharpness sure isnt awesome, but in alot of pics it helps with the pop.

And sometimes, its not very good. But if you would learn how to use it. I think it for the most part will be good.

Bokeh is also awesome, not at all as busy as the MFT Noktons. 17.5mm & 42.5mm.

If you correct CA and ad some sharpness apart from the general sharpenings in LR (High pass in PS (1st picture)) you get really poppy and sharp pics.

Colors are also great, the Sony Fe 55mm f1.8 and Fe 28mm f2 tend to be a bit greenish and skin tones isnt quite there i think. But the Nokton 35mm colors are really nice 🙂

The balance of the camera is better with the 35mm, on the em5 its abit front heavy with the Noktons. The a7 + the 35 is more equal in weight.

Well thats all i have the stamina to write for now.

Update:

My impression broken down sofar:

@f1.2: Magical shots, great center sharpness. Not so sharp edges or corners, and by edges i mean a good bit into the picture.

@f2: Alot of the imge is really sharp. Corners and edges are alot better.

@f4: Kind like f2, slightly better.

@f8: Tack sharp exept for corners, they are still very soft.

Häj häj häj.

Nokton 17.5mm Strollig.

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Bokeh! 🙂 (And some green and purple CA)

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Pretty obvios purple CA in this shot.

 

 

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Around the trees in the background you can see some green CA, most apparent to the left.

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So we are finally getting som weather that makes you wanna leave the house!

All pics shot with em-5, Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 @f0.95 with B+W ND4.

Sony A7 + Nokton 35mm f1.2 vs Oly Em-5 Nokton 17.5mm f0.95

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Top shot:

Em-5+Nokton 17.5mm f0.95, Iso 1000, 1/20

Bottom:

A7 + Nokton 35mm f1.2, iso 1600, 1/30

Both shot at Aperture priority, WB auto.

 

Here is some sort of comparison between the A7 and the Em5 both with Noktons, both is wideopen, almost same angle and distance from the glass, about 40cm?

As you can see it could have been done alot more accurate, its a bit off.

We were just having a köpp (coffee) and talking while i was trying som casual shots with my buddie, Rickards new A7.

(He just started posting pictures and his thoughts on the A7 here: http://www.mstadfoto.se/blogg/ )

Sharp stuff! Creamy bokeh! 🙂

 

And my thoughts? Well, like i said, i just took a few pics while we had a köpp. So i have´nt really made upp my mind about much yet.

BUT Bokeh is totally awesome on the A7. In the comparison shots above, there is more detail and such in the 17.5mm shot, but with in body image stabilizer and a longer DOF then you get on FF @1.2, so ofcourse you will have more detail/sharpness. Dof on Full frame f1.2 at this distance is almost nothing.

There is less noise on the A7 thats for sure. And that totally blown out background, i cant deny thats what i want in my photos, perhaps the 2000 USD Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 is the way to go ? 🙂

The shutter button on the A7 is kind of saucy, the em5 totally wins on that regard 😉 And as far as looks go, i think the A7 looks awesome, lens with the adapter, maybe not so much.

But al in all it still looks good.

 

Weight  is about the same (em5 with part one of HLD6), more glass in the 17.5mm f0.95 then in the 35mm f1.2 but the A7 weighs more then the em5? (i am not shure about this)

 

And the shots above, to me, the A7s auto WB is alot better, and i think colors are to. I had to change the WB of the em5 quite alot befor it looked somewhat like reality.

But in the end the A7s colors still look better, more calm then the Em5 produce with the Noktons.

 

Stay tuned 2 www.mstadfoto.se if you are looking for more A7 shots!

 

Thats all folks!

 

Laters!

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