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Review: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 SE

Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

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Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

Sample Images

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Review: 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 IF

Introduction

7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF with 7Artisans close focus adapter on Sony A7rII

The 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 IF came as a bit of a surprise as it features an internal focus design. Something, which is still rarely seen among M-mount lenses and a novelty for 7Artisans. But does this also translate to superior optical qualities? Let us find out in this review!
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

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7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4

7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Leica M10 | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4

7artisans 35mm 1.4 m if internal focus rear m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7III | 7Artisans 35mm 1.4 M IF | f/1.4

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Review: Laowa 11mm 4.5 FF-RL

Introduction

laowa 11mm 4.5 zero-d distortion zero ultra wide w-dreamer uwa hyper wide heliar 10mm distortion zero-d
Laowa 11mm 4.5 on Sony A7rII

Laowa introduced 3 ultra wide angle lenses at roughly the same time in Summer 2020. This 11mm 4.5 FF-RL is in the one in the middle in terms of focal length and maximum aperture, but is it the goldilock’s lens in this set or should you rather stick to the record breaking 9mm lens or the low distortion 14mm lens? Let’s have a closer look!

Sample Images

laowa 11mm 4.5 zero-d distortion zero ultra wide w-dreamer uwa hyper wide heliar 10mm distortion zero-d
Sony A7III | Laowa 11mm 4.5 | f/8.0

laowa 11mm 4.5 zero-d distortion zero ultra wide w-dreamer uwa hyper wide heliar 10mm distortion zero-d
Sony A7rII | Laowa 11mm 4.5 | f/11

laowa 11mm 4.5 zero-d distortion zero ultra wide w-dreamer uwa hyper wide heliar 10mm distortion zero-d
Sony A7rII | Laowa 11mm 4.5 | f/8.0

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Review: Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M

Introduction

zhong yi mitakon 50mm 0.95 m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M via metabones adapter on Sony A7rII

After the TTArtisan 50mm 0.95 we got another unexpected 50mm 0.95 M-mount contender in 2020, this time from Zhong Yi, who already have some experience with making 50mm 0.95 lenses for other systems.
Let us try to found out who offers the better affordable f/0.95 for M-mount!
This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.

Sample Images

zhong yi mitakon 50mm 0.95 m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7rII | Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M | f/0.95

zhong yi mitakon 50mm 0.95 m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7rII | Zhong Yi 50mm 0.95 M | f/0.95

zhong yi mitakon 50mm 0.95 m-mount leica m10 sony a7riii a7riv sharpness bokeh resolution contrast review
Sony A7rII | Zhong YI 50mm 0.95 M | f/0.95

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Review: Minolta MD Zoom 75-150mm 1:4

The Minolta MD 75-150mm f4 was released nearly 40 years ago but still it makes a good argument for a category of lenses which has nearly died out: Zooms with a limited range and slower speed.

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