Sony NEX and Landscape

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13 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Victor,

    Excellent reviews!

    But what happened to you old web site, B&W?


  2. Hi,
    I am just trying to make the best look of the page. In this black version, it was quite hard to find other posts from blog archive for the first time visitors. I am now trying this one, but content wise they are same. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Content is excellent, your site inspired me to give my legacy lenses a second life. Keep it up.

  4. Thank you so much. It really helps to hear some words of support from time to time 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Victor,
    what’s your opinion on Nex5n vs. Nex7 for landscapes. I am trying to pick one up to leverage my old lenses and concern about noise levels with 7.

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  7. Hi,
    for the landscape I prefer NEX 7. Low ISO performance is very good and considering pixel density, images are pretty clean. At higher ISO, you should also consider the possibility to downsize image to Sony NEX 5n 16mpx. In my non scientific comparisons that you can find somewhere in this blog history, difference at high ISO performance of both camera when re-sampled to same size is negligible. Built in EVF, better build, and Tri Navi are more pleasing from the handling point of view.
    But NEX 5n is also great camera, and I would not be afraid of the smaller resolution. 5n is one of the best value/for many available camera deals today. Paying less for the body, will leave you with more to spend for lenses, tripod, filters and not to forget travel. You’ll do much better taking your 5n to the Iceland i.e., than using NEX 7 in the local park. (If you do not live at Iceland :-))

  8. vkphoto says:

    Hi Victor,
    I like your web site, great pictures and very useful research on legacy lenses. I have quite a few old lenses and looking for a digital camera to give them a second life. Although new Olympus has excellent in-body stabilization system I dropped it from the list because of 2x focal length multiplier. My other choices are Nex 7 and Fuji X-Pro. According to reviews Fuji produces excellent images including high ISO. My biggest concern with Fuji is lack of manual focus confirmation. Nex 7 works great with legacy lenses and manual focus, but sometimes I need to use 1600 ISO and not sure if the images will be clean enough.
    BTW, you can see my pictures at:

  9. Hi VK Photo,
    I haven’t tested Fuji X-Pro, but I wouldn’t be afraid of NEX 7 high ISO performance. It all depends on a personnel preferences, but if it helps, I am much more pleased with the NEX 7 noise than I was with a Canon 7D. Not only in absolute amount of the noise, but also in its character. I can’t exactly measure it, there are much better sites for that, but from the user perspective, I feel confident using NEX 7 up to ISO 1600.
    But if the 16 mpx is enough for you, despite probably higher resulting resolution of Foveon in a Fuji X Pro, the best value for money IMO right now is NEX 5n.
    You have some really nice photos on your Flickr page BTW.

  10. Hello Victor ! Came here after Danny posted the link of this site in dpr. Great review.

    Regarding “Bracketing function is limited to -0.7 to +0.7”, it is not correct. You can bracket till -5 to +5 but yeah, only 3 shots I think. you probably have figured this out as this article is more than a year old. Cheers 🙂

    • With a recent firmware I believe +-3 stops are possible. But I keep my NEX 7 at its first firmware,because of the lens corrections that Sony added to RAW files with a second firmware. When used with Metabones Smart Adapter version 1 those corrections result in a significant greenish cast in the corners.
      So, my NEX can still make only 0.7 EV bracketing, but that is for my usage more than enough.
      Thanks for your comment.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Can you share your experience with Sigma 19mm, especially you said that neither was great, I heart good praise of it and was planning to get one.

    • Hi, Sigma 19/2.8 is amazing lens for its price (I have 1st version). But as many wide angle lenses it suffers from field curvature at the first place and due to its price point, some parts could have been built better (focus ring is problematic and gets stiff very soon). If you put Sigma 19 in the search box above, you should find few more comparison with this lens.

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