A long-time photographer like me can develop an immediate affinity for what Sony has come up with this time. Here are two more possibilities for review: Tokina 11-16/2.8. I am a big fan. Luckily the Laowa 9mm 5.6 now offers the combination of image quality and size that I was looking for. I like your reviews on lenses, and I really want to get Voigtlander 21mm but the problem is I would like to use Lee filters with this lens, the problem is with lens hood, is there any way I can use Lee filters with this lens Very good across the frame sharpness across most of the zoom range, slightly less so at 35 mm. Let’s see when we can have the opportunity to see your review of it. A moderate degree of mustache distortion. I’m not a pro and it would be hard for me to justify that level of purchase. The new Sony 12-24 f2.8 is likely even better, but not a travel friendly lens. If this is your first ultra wide lens better get the 15mm or maybe try to get one of the few remaining 12mm 5.6. My questions are – I mainly use OM Zuiko lenses from 21mm-100mm (the early SC versions are best for IR), and occasionally the FE 24-70/4, though without the AR coated IR filter, that does have a diffuse hot spot issue.] thanks so much. center and midframe are always good, corners and especially shifted corners need f/8 to f/11, very little distortion, okay flare resistance, nice sunstars stopped down thanks to 8 aperture blades, Quite big but very lightweight and also very expensive, The Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift is a slightly better performer – at least on Sony cameras – so if you don’t need Tilt also have a look at that one. IMHO not worth the extra money over a Minolta 35/2.8. If he hasn’t got any rear filters and would like to test the Haida set, let me know! try to tighten the rear tightening ring a bit), or better have it serviced: those are very nice lenses, but may be just in need of an overhaul. That brings us to the famous Biogon 25mm F2.8 ZM. You have to use f/11 for best across frame sharpness, the corners never reach very good values. But one thing you cannot customize is the monitor or viewfinder selection. You need to stop down to f/11 to f/16 for ok to good corners, Wavy distortion (you can find a LR profile created by myself for correction. Do you know if this means they have updated the coatings? So with time the list will grow, but have some patience with us 🙂. Both are very very sharp lenses. E.g: Laowa 15mm f/2 + Sony FE 24mm 1.4 GM or Loxia 21mm 2.8, $$$$ more and space in the camera bag are other things to give up that I didn’t consider 🙂. No deal for many images, but a dealbreaker for some. I can supply Screenshots if needed. One of the best performing ultra wide angle lenses for astrophotography, low coma and very low vignetting in comparison to the competition (less than 2 EV at 14mm and 2.8). Due to being an AF-S G lens the handling isn’t the greatest on the A7 cameras: you have to get an adapter to change the aperture and there is a slight slack in the focusing ring when changing the direction of rotation. My best legacy 35mm lens. Can anybody give information about manual focus? I was already amazed when going from D800 + 14-24mm 2.8 to A7s + 14-24mm 2.8. What about the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron? In this summary we also included some adapted lenses we think are worth mentioning. The best 50mm legacy lens for Sony A7 I like the Yashica 50s in C/Y mount, and they are either cheap or ridiculously cheap: my 50/2 ML was $15 from KEH! Kind regards and please keep up your great work! Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The 18 is not too wide for general wide use. here have read negative things about using adapters on fisheye/ultrawide lenses. And cheap. It outperforms the already very good 4/16-35 while only weighting 165g more. However, I would like to know if and how I can use the LR profile linked in your article above. Copy&Paste error on the 2.8/16-35 GM? Although I have no need for autofocus, the candidates at the moment are 16-35 f4 or 18 2.8 batis. hi phillip how about canon fd 17mm f4? The best lens bargains can be found among legacy lenses discontinued lens mounts or camera systems. Thanks a lot, you helped me more than the zillion pages I was browsing about this. Jannik’s Choice: Sigma Art 14-24mm 2.8 DG DN, David’s Choice: Zeiss Batis Distagon T* 18mm f2.8, Juriaan’s Choice: Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 SWH E. The following two tabs change content below. THEME meta photography site is your first and last stop in the day to get your daily doses of photography. Better options … only primes? It should perform even better with the Kolari “thin filter” mod, for better corner performance, plus their new anti reflection coating, making “hot spots” and other infrared flare issues, far less of a problem. 2. The performance of the Biogon 28mm F2.8, the least strong of the set, was surprisingly good. I now have a small collection of different lenses and mounts to play with in my collection. If you can live with the lack of a filter thread and accept a little worse flare resistance then it is a very attractive lens. Here is a quick tip on how to focus manual lenses on Sony Mirrorless Cameras. Give up zooms and use primes instead, solves all your problems. Wavy distortion you want to correct for architecture shots, ok to good flare resistance, 9 rounded aperture blades. Very small and lightweight, decently priced. I think both might be decent options for upgraders who already have those lenses but together with an adapter they aren‘t really cheap anymore and rather cumbersome in operation even if performance would be very good. This is the only ultra wide that David currently uses, though he says he may get something wider soon. But were you thinking of using an APS fisheye to get a circular fisheye on FF? Vignetting at 12 mm is strong and doesn’t go away. The 2nd one I own is way better than the Tokina 17mm 3.5 (I own the vivitar version) and really excellent. The Zuiko 28mm F2.8 and 24mm F2.8 also show promise with testing indoors, but I must do field work with them to say more. Thank you so much for the response, I found a good deal for a Tokina 20 f2 without AF could tah be a good choice? Yeah, it would be interesting to hear if any of you swapped the Sony16-35 f4 for the Tamron 17-28. Could you please add the Tamron 17-28 here? Already at f/2.8 the sharpness across frame is very good at all focal lengths, Very low coma at 14mm, still low coma at 24mm, High vignetting at 14mm and f/2.8 (~ 2.8 EV), still comparable to most of the competition, Very good flare resistance for an ultra wide angle zoom with bulbous front element, If the GM 12-24mm 2.8 is too expensive or you simply don’t need the 12mm angle of view this is a really great alternative and you won’t feel like giving anything up in terms of optical qualities. The first on our list of the best lenses for Sony A7 is the Sony SELF28F20 FE 28mm f/2-22 Standard-Prime Lens. The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Zoom Lens is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting. I also wanted to tell you about a video I just saw of a Sony G 20mm F1.8 lens that will be released soon un march. From f/4 onwards really great across frame sharpness on the A7rII. Thank you for your comment! Such an informative website you guys made…! Generally excellent sharpness stopped down but I noticed a midframe drop and some field curvature on my copy. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Among the 3 lenses, 60mm was the best in macro, with almost no coma. of course! Which should read “Vignetting at 16 mm is…”. The Sony A7 series can take adapters to any lens mount. But, while the system with which the quick acting photographer had to determine exposure, f-stop, and sensitivity was a big mess with the NEX-7, it is — to get the negatives out of the way first — still a little bit of a mess with this new miracle of engineering. Next was 55mm. Although I liked how these performed on Sony, realized that these lenses don’t go as much closer like they do on Nikon. Free shipping for many products! With the Samyang 12mm 2.8 I had quite positive experience, it is rather well corrected for a Fisheye lens and rather affordable. I’m looking for a wide angle lens, less than 20 mm, to photograph landscapes, with the possibility of using slot-in filter system, and less than ~ 600 €. which of these lenses would you recommend specifically for interior photography? me bad just realized that you did answer my question. Maybe you like to share a link to some of your Infrared work with this lens? f8 I am much fascinated about details and sharpness compared to the results in the past with my Canon A1 on film. Status: Not reviewed by anyone in the team but reliable information is available. Last week, used this lens for portraits on A7SII in rain and the performance is mind blowing. IF You need a Lensbaby Fisheye for your Fisheye review,i would Across frame sharpness stopped down is definitely usable and a standard 67mm filter thread is very nice to have on a lens this wide, but watch out for flares. You can stop down for more depth of field or nicer sunstars. Thank you very much! how about Konica Minolta AF17-35mm F2.8-4 Sell the Tokina, get the Laowa. Your different guides definitely help a lot on making the first steps in this market: If I want an ultra-wide-angle lense you have the guide. 3. Thanks for pointing it out. Corners are ok, coma correction is pretty decent. would be happy to know if you got something … This is one of the few legacy UWA that does not cost a fortune and at the same time doesn’t totally suck. Hi Bastian, Sony SELF28F20 FE 28mm f/2-22 Standard-Prime Lens. Salar, Hi Thomas, The University of Amsterdam asked him to become professor of comparative political and economic institutions, a position he held until retirement seven years ago. He worked as a newspaper correspondent covering a large chunk of Asia for 16 years before it became possible to live on income from writing books. https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1503152/0?year=2017. You also need the filter adapter for the 12mm 5.6 M39 (which is quite rare), so you might want to settle for one of the others. We have no association with any lens manufacturer apart from occasionally loaning a lens for a review. Thank you. You might also appreciate having the same color rendition in all lenses (I do), which could also stir towards the Contax. Thanks for the reply and for the effort. Good lens for landscape and especially astrophotography in case you find a good sample. My 20mm shows the same problems as in Phillip’s test. Sony A7 Series Thin Filter Legacy Lens Upgrade - Kolari Vision Without the Kolari mod, the best M-mount 28mm for adapting to the A7 series might be the Hexanon-M 28/2.8. I bought the Sony A7 exclusively for use with several old Leica M lenses from my old film days. Dear Dan, Unlike what happened in some other Asian cities, Japanese photographers did not rush out en masse to get hold of that full-format camera (digital’s new medium format) miraculously squeezed into a palm-sized mirrorless body when it went on sale in Tokyo on November 15. That’s precisely why I am considering the classic distagon again, lol: it now sells for roughly US$1000 less than the Milvus, and as a bonus I avoid the rubberized focus ring, which I personally don’t like. Yes, there are many other reviews available, but always good to be able to compare across the same standard. Pronounced distortion at the ends, average vignetting and annoying ghosting for some scenes but fine most of the time. I have seen some images taken with the adapters and the added bokeh ability seems appealing for portraits. Also I see that the current emount is version III. The only difference is a slight chromatic aberration visible at the Voigtländer . Medium size and weight. Do you think about how to improve your kit to take better pictures?In this article I want to tell you why buying cheap manual lenses is often the smarter choice than spending a huge amount of money on the very expensive native lenses.. Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28 – $250 Canon FD … For its compact size my favorite is the Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 SWH E. It still finds it’s way into my bag regularly, and during long hikes in the mountains it often is the only lens I carry. Back when I was a poor student price/performance was super important. So you can use Minolta MD lenses. You need an adapter for it. Yes, we didn’t include a bunch of interesting lenses. I’d love to be able to use filters but would also like a faster lens for astrophotography. Well under $200 are the 50/1.4 ML and 55/2.8 macro ML (ML indicates multicoating). have you tried it? You also can put the 10mm Voigtländer on a real APSC camera. Contrast, flare resistance and wide open performance are not up to modern standards but at typical landscape settings, this lens delivers. Flare can be an issue in demanding scenarios, the only real weakness of this lens. Almost no distortion, fair flare resistance, not so well defined but okay sunstars, very high vignetting even stopped down. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8. Yes, aperture and speed can immediately be set independently of each other with dials that remember the place you gave them when they brush against your clothes, and ISO can easily be adjusted with a button of your choice. From reviews I have read, the distagon has: extraordinary build & handling Zeiss is known for in both its versions, manual aperture ring for Nikon mount, filter thread for traditional filters, relatively easy corrected symmetric barrel distortion, virtually no chromatic aberrations, average to good flare resistance, excellent coma resistance, nice 18-point sunstars, excellent resolution, contrast & color accuracy, and an overall performance that should handily edge out the Laowa and Voigtländer 15mm contenders. A little wavy distortion, quite good flare resistance, great minimum focus distance. Discover our high quality range of over 40 interchangeable camera lenses including A-mount and E-mount lenses crafted for a range of shooting situations. It’ll take a lot for me to part with mine. My experience till now have been with 24mm at the widest Jannik: Despite of it’s ridiculous distortion, this lens performs very good (especially for astrophotography) when you find a good copy. Some early users say the best zoom you can get for astro and landscape application and on par with best e-mount primes. Well worth the ten minutes. Status: Phillip reviewed a loaner from Sony and bought his own copy more than a year ago. The 14mm Sigma Art is indeed very heavy, but it’s pretty wonderful. At f/1.8 the whole frame can be pretty sharp with the right adapter. When I scaledown the images I took with this lens to 12Mp, they are not that bad, roughly comparable to your result on a Nikon D700 but, at 24Mp I think it’s quite a bit worse, worse than my Minolta MD 20/2.8. Bastian, I saw the other article later. Sony A7 - legacy macro lens - best options If you don't mind shooting in crop mode, the Zeiss Touit 50/2.8 is an amazing lens. … ! I have brought about half of my Minolta collection with me. At f/3.5 the center is quite good, midframe and corners are ok, also quite contrasty. 518g | $1348 | full review |  sample images, buy from Amazon.com | Amazon.de | B&H photo (affiliate links), Status: sample loaned by manufacturer reviewed by Bastian and Jannik, buy from amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H (affiliate links). I just switched from Nikon (D5200) to Sony A7s (found one new for <900$!) This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. In this summary we also included some adapted lenses we think are worth mentioning. I have a dilema and was hoping you can help I have not been able to find any direct image comparisons of Zeiss Milvus or classic lenses on E-mount vs native CaNikon, would be an interesting topic I think. One thing which often escape scrutiny is there are 2 versions of the Minolta MD 17mm f 4. And if so, do you have any information where to buy the mount? Karsten. Bastian, I own the Tokina (rebranded as Vivitar). What’s on the roadmap for 2021: New Sony A9x camera, new RX, new A7IV, 35mm f/1.4 GM and 16mm f/1.8 GM; Sony Digital Camera WW111327 Registration Found. I would be prepared to reach deeper in my pocket for the 15mm distagon if image quality remains more or less intact with adapters. The main reason I included this lens here: the flare resistance at the wide end is just stellar. Hi Bastian, Far better than I expected. Very very small and very lightweight, decently priced on the used market. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. All like to use manual lenses and have a passion for the outdoors. I now consider both to be usable wide open on A7rII (with some caveats), and definitively the sharpness is sufficient when stopped down just a bit (mostly this improves CA, however). I bought a Sony A7II without knowing its true potential. The design and the build quality is similar to 13mm f/5.6 (which is known as Nikon’s holy grail – recently sold for $52k in eBay). Build quality is good. f/2.8 is fine, corners need f/11. At f/2.8 good to very good across frame performance even in the extreme corners. Peak performance is around f/4.0, vignetting is much less pronounced. Hey guys, Phillip is still happy with the 16-35mm 4.0 but he is not really into astrophotography. Dan, Please don’t forget to bring your 300mm f2.0 AIS Almost no distortion, quite good flare resistance, beautiful 10-stroke sunstars. The indications I give, by the way, refer to the Japanese language menu, which is the only one in Sony cameras before the “international models” are sold domestically. I’m looking for full-on fisheye, not rectilinear. Quite a bit non wavy barrel distortion at the wide end, much less barrel distortion at the 35mm end. Average size and weight, decently priced. Better than has been my experience with other digital camera on which I’ve tried it. And of course some of what was Minolta can still be found in the better cameras produced by Sony since the electronics giant swallowed the camera maker. 298g | $800 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from ebay | amazon.com | B&H | amazon.de (affiliate links), Status: sample loaned by manufacturer reviewed by Bastian, 595g (EF Version) | $1199 | full Review | aperture seriesÂ, buy from manufacturer’s homepage (affiliate link). The front-end filter solution or put glasses on the lenses 🙂 But the Biogon 21mm F2.8 is problematic, as it has been on other digital cameras on which I’ve tried it. The Sigma 2.8/14-24 replaced my former favorite, the Sony FE 1.4/24 GM. Please have a look at my 28mm 2.0 Ultron Review, I have explained this in great detail there: http://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-voigtlander-ultron-28mm-2-0/, Thanks for the excellent write-up. My way around it, discovered during a jetlagged sleepless night — which was enlivened by a pretty intense earthquake — is to assign the C3 button next to the trash can (customs settings page 6 line 2) to focus magnifier and, after pushing it, to move one’s finger to the central buton of the control wheel right above that. This means that the focus and aperture selection are all accomplished inside of the lens, which is controlled by you. Quality writing, industry news and a wide selection of photography topics assure readers the latest and essential on what we all love so much: our gear and photography. Excellent sharpness in the center from wide open at any focal length. The prime lens is categorized as a wide angle lens, ideal for capturing images of landscapes and sceneries. What I want of course is that I am focussed on infinity when the lens says so, which the Voigtländer was kind enough to do. It’s much smaller than its DSLR counterparts and I almost always have it in my backpack. A very sharp lens for a very attractive price. huge color-cast/vignetting and okish sharpness from f8, fully consistent with internet report), but then I’ve acquired another copy with A7RII and it was *much* *much* better than mine. Owned and sold by Jannik. Zeiss recommends Novoflex adapters, but I have no reports as to real loss of corner performance, sensor reflections, light leaks, etc. With ultrawides (including Fisheyes) an adapter with very exact length is recommended, those are usually a bit more pricey. I was just wondering if anybody here used an apsc fisheye on fullframe and how were the results. Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Lens - Fixed. There is now also an AF version of this lens available which is a little lighter but shares the same optics. At f/2.8 center as well as midframe region is very sharp, corners suffer a bit from field curvature. As this lens incorporates a floating elements design the adapter can have a huge influence on the corner performance. When dragging heavy equipment around the world was no longer possible, I began with “8×10 by other means,” reaching even higher resolutions through stitching digital images. If you found it helpful, you can support us by: Thanks! A 200% crop at my 4k monitor showed no difference in sharpness. Indeed. That said, it is really quite expensive and I don’t have experience with the Irix 15. Phillip, do you have any opinion on the use of these adapters? Lenses that were geared for use with older film camera (35mm or medium/large format) systems are called legacy lenses. Contrast is always high. Thank you for the advice. Thank you very much Bastian, you’ve helped me a lot. A very versatile lens: It covers a very wide focal range with good optical quality and thanks to the stabilizer even on the A7 one can shoot before sunrise without a tripod. I have to use it in the field to discover whether I can rely on the Metabones for this as well. We did not want to mix up rectilinear and fisheye lenses (we might do another article covering only fisheye lenses). If you intend to shoot directly into the sun when using filters also don’t buy the Tokina 17mm 3.5 because it is very prone to flare. Thanks to your blog I‘m constantly researching which vintage lense to buy next. thanks for the kind words and your support! The M39 12mm 5.6 is not a very good idea on the A7r, the Sensor is least suited to rangefinder wide angle lenses. It is too expensive to make the list. If we have left any question unanswered please leave a comment and we will do our best to answer it. I have not yet seen any large prints from it — and isn’t that among the main aims of good photography. If I was to get the m mount version I could use it with a close-focus adapter (there are many cheaper third party adapters now). or the new batis. Status: bought (on release day 🙂 ) and reviewed by Bastian, ended up selling it to fund smaller Loxia 21mm 2.8 with even better sunstars. for me it is important that it has little distortion/small need for software corrections and focal length between 18 and 20mm. I have brought about half of my Minolta collection with me. Even if there's some overlap with other lists. Linear coupling? Absolutely brilliant throughout most of the frame, this can of course be remedied by post-processing and, as far as I could notice, it does not cause smearing. Above average size with very good build quality. But the beauty of it is that it’s outstandingly good across the field at every aperture, and is extremely light so easy to take along on trips. And for something you use as little as a fisheye, Samyang build in adequate. I come from Nikon world with many modern lenses and also some of the best AI-S/AI series lenses. 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