Legacy lenses and native Sony FE lenses on Sony A7,A7ii and A7rii

 

 

My introduction to mirrorless cameras

My introduction to a mirrorless camera, was when I got tired of the bulky Canon eos 450d and bought Canon eos m. It was brilliant, but after a while I thoght it was to small for my hands and I was missing the viewfinder. At this time Sony A7 and A7r had reached the market, and I was curious how full frame would impact in my images. I allready had collected many legacy lenses,which all of them covered full frame, so this would bee the perfect choice for me. I bought a used Sony A7 and it was really perfect. I began to realise I had to buy a lens with autofocus, because it was tricky when my kids moved. I also found that longer lenses would need stabilisation, because of the magnification of my vibrations with longer focal lenghts. I bought Sony A7ii and later A7rii. Image stabilisation and the ergonomics where very welcome with A7xii cameras. I love my current A7rii, but many lenses are not so good in corners any more, A7ii was better for them, but I like the high resolution of A7rii, more settings and very nice viewfinder.

 

 

Wideangle lenses

When it comes to wideangle lenses, I think manual focus is the best way of shooting landscapes. I have tried many brands of legacy lenses and modern expensive lenses on Sony A7rii. Loxia and Voigtländer are the best modern lenses, if wider than 28mm, in my experience. But if you want lightweight, sharp corners,low ca and nice manual focusing, there are many to choose from which onley has some compromices.
In my experince Minolta md rokkor 28mm f2.8 and Minolta md 35mm f2.8 are good examples of lenses that are lightweight and has nice manual focusing, image quality is also very good. Minolta md 50mm f2 and Minolta md zoom 35-70mm f3.5 macro, and they are really nice.

Anyway in my experince, legacy wideangel lenses wider than 28mm are not so good. I know Canon fdn 20mm f2.8 and 24mm f2.8 are quite good, but they have problem with some amount of ca in borders and corners, which i dont like. At a time I had Olympus om 21mm f3.5,Canon fdn 20mm f2.8, Super-Takumar 20mm f4.5, SMC Pentax 20mm f4 and a borrowed Loxia 21mm f2.8. I then realised how good the Loxia was, the Legacy wideangles didnt had a chance, so I just had to buy the Loxia.

 

Canon fdn

Canon fdn lenses are generally very good lenses on Sony A7 series cameras and mirrorless apsc.

 

Voigtländer Super-Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5 for sony e, Sony FE 16-35mm f4 oss

Canon fdn 20mm f2.8

Olympus om 21mm f3.5, Loxia 21mm f2.8

Canon fdn 24mm f2.8,Canon fdn 24mm f2,Canon fdn 24mm f1.4L,Canon fd 24mm f2.8 ssc, Canon fd 24mm f2.8,Olympus om 24mm f2.8,Yashica ML 24mm f2.8

Canon fdn 28mm f2.8,Olympus om 28mm f3.5,Contax Zeiss 28mm f2.8,Leica-r 28mm f2.8,Yashica ML 28mm f2.8,SMC Pentax k 28mm f3.5,Minolta md w Rokkor 28mm f2.8,Sony FE 28mm f2

Canon fdn 35mm f2.8,Minolta md 35mm f2.8,Minolta md w Rokkor 35mm f2.8,Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f2.8,Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5,Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm f3.5,Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm f2,Sony FE Zeiss 35mm f2.8,Samyang AF 35mm f2.8,Voigtländer Nokton Aspheriacal ii 35mm f1.2,Loxia 35mm f2.

 

Minolta md 50mm 2, SMC Takumar 55mm f2,Super-Takumar 55mm f2,SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4,Canon fdn 50mm f1.2,Canon fdn 50mm f1.2L,Canon fd 55mm f1.2 ssc,Yashica ML 50mm f1.7,Yashica ML 50mm f1.4,Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.4,Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.7,Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7,Sony FE Zeiss 55mm f1.8,Helios 44-2 58mm f2 Chrome, Meyer Görlitz Oreston 50mm f1.8,Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8,Leica-r Summicron 50mm f2,Pentacon 50mm f1.8,Canon fdn 50mm f3.5 macro,Olympus 50mm f3.5 macro,Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5,Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8,Yashica ML Macro 55mm f2.8,Macro-takumar 50mm f4,Super-multi-coated Macro-Takumar 50mm f4,Minolta md 50mm f3.5 macro,Minolta AF 50mm f2.8 macro,Voigtländer Septon 50mm f2(dkl mount)

md 50 2 f8

Minolta md 50mm f2

Super-Takumar 85mm f1.9,Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm f1.9,Olympus om 85mm f2,Sony FE Batis 85mm f1.8,Sony FE 85mm f1.8,Canon fdn 85mm f1.2L,Leica-r 90mm f2.8,Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro,Leica-r 90mm f4,Leica-r 90mm f2.

90 macro f14

Sony FE 90mm f2.8 G macro oss

 

85 f14

Sony FE 85mm f1.8

Minolta md rokkor 100mm f2.5,Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-P Auto 105mm f2.5,Olympus om 100mm f2.8,Canon fdn 100mm f4 macro,Super-Multi-Coated Macro-takumar 100mm f4,Yashica ML macro 100mm f3.5.

Canon fdn 135mm f2,Nikon Nikkor 135mm f2 Ais,Samyang 135mm f2,Minolta md Rokkor 135mm f2.8(4/4 element),Voigtländer Super-Dynarex 135mm f4(dkl mount),Carl Zeiss Jena mc sonnar 135mm f3.5,Konica Hexanon 135mm f2.5,Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-q auto 135mm f2.8Canon fdn 135mm f2.8,Canon fdn 135mm f3.5.Minolta AF 135mm f2.8.

 

Minolta md tele Rokkor 200mm f4,Canon fdn 200mm f4,Olympus om 200mm f4,Canon fdn 200mm f4 macro.

Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G oss,Canon ef 70-200mm f4L,Minolta af 70-210mm f4 ”Beercan”.

Canon fdn 300mm f4L,Tamron sp 300mm f5.6

Canon ef 400mm f5.6L

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary.

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