The Techart Pro adapter is currently at firmware ver. 5.0 and using the latest firmware on the A7 II the combination is very useable even in a work setting. On occasion the adapter will reset itself, but other than that my adapter has been very reliable.I have a Sony A7 which doesn't work with the Techart AF adapter. I've been thinking about selling the A7 and getting an A7 II. How do you like the Techart? Any glitches or are you happy with it?
Do you have any recommendations for wider lenses that may render in a similar way? My use would be for portrait work. I've been looking at the Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron to pair with the 7Artisans. The busier and crazier the OOF areas, the better! Also I'd prefer something cheap'ish.Welcome aboard, and thanks for posting these.
This lens is a well thought out design, could be right out of the 1950s. I've never shot with the Zunow 5cm F1.1, but of the pictures that I've seen with that lens- the rendering is similar. The Zunow in Leica mount is ~$6000 these days. The 7Artisans lens was introduced at what the Zunow went for when new, 60 years ago. Very different from the 50/1.1 Nokton and Canon 50/0.95.
Hmm, you got me interested in the Jupiter 12! I'd prefer something a tad wider, but 35mm is manageable if the price is right! Also the rear element is only an issue on the cropped frame cameras, not an issue shooting full frame.The Jupiter-12 / Biogon is closest to the Sonnar formula that you will find for a wide-angle lens. BUT- the massive rear element will not sit well with Mirrorless cameras. It works with the M8, M9, M Monochrom- and as far as I know, The M240.
The Nikkor 3.5cm F2.5 is a traditional double-Gauss, is very sharp, has some interesting Bokeh. The Nikkor runs ~$300 in Leica mount. The Canon 35/2 is also worth looking at.
Nikkor-W 3.5cm F2.5 on the Leica M9 and M Monochrom
The Voigtlander lenses have a smoother rendering, at least my 35/1.2 and 35/1.7 are very smooth. I've not shot with the 28/2.
I like it. I've been using it exclusively on the M Monochrom, mostly with a Y2 filter. Latest round of shots- use a 58mm vented hood with 55->58 step-up ring. This eliminated the vignetting that I experiences with the 55mm filter+hood. I will buy some 58mm color filters for use in the future, or dig around in my closet....
Nikki and I went to the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum today. You've seen examples from my other trips there.
Wide-Open, focus and frame. Focus on the Tip.
View attachment 14755Udvar Hazy Museum, Wide-Open by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr
Since I'm using it on the Sony A7 II (utilizing the Techart Pro adapter w/on sensor phase detection + IBIS) my lens seems pretty sharp most of time using AF. It's a bit dreamy wide open, but it sharpens up nicely in post production. If the lens seems off, 7Artisans' provides that adjustment tool for RF cameras, though it probably takes some trial and error to get it properly calibrated.My few shots taken with the 7Artisans at 1.1 look unsharp to me. It can't be my eyes since I have taken many sharp shots with my M9 and M8. I have used 50/.095 and 40/1.0 and other fast lenses in past years. Is it the M240 or is it the lens or is it the combination of lens and camera or is it by chance?