Category Archives: Review

Review: Canon new FD 24mm 1:2.8 on Sony a7

There are many manual lenses above 28mm which work quite well on modern cameras like the Alpha 7 but not that many wide angle lenses perform good enough on modern cameras.

The Canon nFD 2.8/24 is one of the sharpest, affordable wide angle lenses and I think it can be a good solution for budget-oriented Sony Alpha 7 users.

A German version of this review can be found on phillipreeve.de.

Sample Images

DSC00426
Sony a7 | Canon nFD 2.8/24 | f/11 | full resolution
DSC00012
Sony a7 | Canon nFD 2.8/24 | f/8

DSC00196
Sony a7 | Canon nFD 2.8/24 | f/11 | full resolution

Continue reading Review: Canon new FD 24mm 1:2.8 on Sony a7

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 1.4/50 – Review

DSC09857Classic 50mm lenses are rather small, affordable and not very good wide open. The new Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 is very big, very expensive and very good from f/1.4.

For this review I used the Milvus on my Sony a7.

All images in this review are processed from raw unless I mention otherwise. I did nothing fancy, just a little contrast and some sharpening.

Disclosure: This copy was loaned from Zeiss at no charge.

Sample Images

 

DSC00362
Milvus 1.4/50 | Sony a7 | f/2 | full resolution
DSC00499
Milvus 1.4/50 | Sony a7 | f/1.4 | full resolution

 

DSC00547
Milvus 1.4/50 | Sony a7 | f/1.4| full resolution

Continue reading Zeiss Milvus Distagon 1.4/50 – Review

Review: Voigtlander Ultron 1.7/35mm – punches way above its weight

Sample Images

Voigtländer 1.7/35 | f/11
Voigtländer 1.7/35 | Sony a7 | f/11
Voigtländer 1.7/35 | f/11
Voigtländer 1.7/35 | f/1.7
Voigtländer 1.7/35 | f/11
Voigtländer 1.7/35 | f/1.7

Continue reading Review: Voigtlander Ultron 1.7/35mm – punches way above its weight

Minolta MC / MD Macro Rokkor 100mm 1:3.5 – Review

MC100f3p5Macro-4

Minolta MD 3.5/100 Macro – SpecificationsMC100f3p5Macro-2

Diameter: 75mm
Length: 89mm
Filter Thread: 55mm
Weight: 600g
Max. Magnification :  1:2
Close Focusing Distance (from the sensor/from the front of the lens): 45cm /27cm
Number of aperture blades: 6
Elements/ Groups: 5/4

Price:  (February 2015): 90-150€ in good condition at ebay.de or $110-170 at ebay.com (affiliate links)

i want to thank Marc for borrowing me the lens to write this review!

Image Samples in low resolution

backlit leave

last light

backlit detail

 

Continue reading Minolta MC / MD Macro Rokkor 100mm 1:3.5 – Review