Hi Bastian, The University of Amsterdam asked him to become professor of comparative political and economic institutions, a position he held until retirement seven years ago. This is neither a light nor a small lens but it isn’t huge either. Minolta’s best is best all-round, with the M-Rokkor 40mm F2 made for the CL and CLE rangefinder cameras as a good example. But I would disagree that my views have changed 180°. The following is a guest post from Phillip Reeve. Medium size and weight. Hi, thank you for a great job! It is excellent overall, and I’m very pleased with its light weight, not-large size, and its use of 77mm filters. Nevertheless, they are pretty usable if you give the files some love in postprocessing (removal of CA’s and sharpening). Haida has announced a so far unique round filter system for this Sigma zoom. I remember when it made its appearance to complete the lenses set for the Contax G. The Japanese photographic press was lyrical about the undistorted field of vision it brought to 35mm photography. But you can do so politely or not at all on this blog. I tried the following lenses and some of them amazed me: and I am considering 2 options for wide lenses: Keep my Tokina 11-16 (usable 15-16 in FF) using an adaptor. Will you add any Sigma lenses? With the 2/15 on the A7s compared to the 2.8/11-16 on the D5200 you will gain several stops. Thank you for this article, and your site. You have to use f/11 for the corners to look best. Macro – I have 3 Nikon macro lenses with aperture ring (55mm f/2.8 AIS, AF 60mm f/2.8D and AF 105mm f/2.8D). 570g (E-mount version) | $300 | Review | sample images, buy from ebay | buy from amazon | B&H (affiliate links), buy from amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com (affiliate links), Status: bought by Bastian to replace Samyang 14mm 2.8, sold because not fun to use on A7 cameras because of size and weight, 1000g + adapter | ~$1300 (used) | photozone.de review | sample images, buy from ebay.com | amazon.com | B&H | Nikon-G adapters (affiliate links). The first on our list of the best lenses for Sony A7 is the Sony SELF28F20 FE 28mm f/2-22 Standard-Prime Lens. Before any short introduction we tell you how long we have used a lens and if we have borrowed it from a manufacturer. Still considering buying a cheap electronic-less adapter to give If you purchase the lens through one of thee affiliate-links in this article we get a small compensation with no additional cost to you.Â, Status: Sample loaned by the manufacturer reviewed by Bastian who replaced his Voigtlander 10mm 5.6 with this lens, 373g + adapter | $799 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from manufacturer’s homepage | B&H | ebay.com | ebay.de (affiliate links), Status: Sample loaned by the manufacturer reviewed by Bastian, 499g | $849 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from manfucaturer’s homepage | B&H | amazon.com (affiliate links). In case f/4.5 is fast enough and you can get by with the high vignetting very nicely balanced lens for the A7 cameras. And for quite a few people, that means M lenses. 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. Top 3 Best Lenses for Sony A7 Reviews 1. About a year back I switched from Nikon to Sony apsc and now upgraded to Sony full frame. I am currently bidding on an offer I couldn’t find through your link ( Tokina 17 mm 3.5). While excitingly sharp in most of the frame, I kept seeing that something was wrong on the right side. 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. 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. I already have the Carl Zeiss Contax 24mm f2.8 and 135mm f2.8 and i am very happy with them. No deal for many images, but a dealbreaker for some. I would be prepared to reach deeper in my pocket for the 15mm distagon if image quality remains more or less intact with adapters. Thanks for pointing it out. Just crop the picture as you want. 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. Lens looks like a fish eye lens, but it is not. Coma correction wide open is also very good which makes this a great lens for astrophotography. - phillipreeve.net, User-Guide to wide-angle lenses for Sony a7 a7ii a7rii - phillipreeve.net, Review: Samyang 14mm 2.8 MF DSLR on Sony A7 cameras, https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1503152/0?year=2017, Sony FE lenses: A comprehensive and independent guide, Guide to Macro Lenses for the Sony a7 series, Beginner’s Guide to Manual Lenses on the Sony a7, Guide to Adapters for Manual Lenses on the Sony a7 series, The Guide to Canon FD lenses on the Sony a7 series, The rated List of Minolta MD/MC Lenses on the Sony a7, super compact and the widest rectilinear lens available, contrast and resolution are surprisingly good from wide open, flare resistance slightly worse than the wide Voigtlander primes, very nice sunstars thanks to 5 straight aperture blades, complex distortion and high vignetting (profile for LR available), Widest rectilinear lens available in a very compact package and with surprisingly good image quality, super compact (similar in size to Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8) and even slightly wider than the 10mm Voigtlander, contrast and resolution are never great, needs stopping down to f/8 to f/11 for okay corner sharpness, flare resistance worse than the wide Voigtlander primes, very nice sunstars thanks to 5 straight aperture blades, complex distortion and high vignetting, hard to correct because of missing electronic contacs, Widest rectilinear (zoom) lens available in a very compact package, but takes some work in post for good results. Maybe have a look at 16-35mm 2.8 GM or the Sigma 14-24mm 2.8 Art DG DN, unfortnately both lenses I don’t have much personal experience with. I try to buy them through affiliate links if possible, but if there are only international eBay.com-links I seem to miss German eBay.de-offers. Jannik: A cheap and capable wide angle option. Have you tried the Tokina 17/3.5 on an A7? 640g + adapter | $949 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from manufacturer | amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H (affiliate links), Status: not reviewed by anyone in the team but some reliable information is available, buy from Amazon.com | Amazon.de | B&H | ebay (affiliate links), Status: not reviewed by anyone in the team but reliable information is available, 565g | $1698 | MTF | photozone review | compared to other lenses, buy from amazon.de | buy from amazon.com | B&H (affiliate links), 283g | $899 | review | aperture series | sample images, buy from amazon.com | buy from ebay.com | buy from ebay.de (affiliate links), 175g + adapter | ~$450 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from ebay | Sony E-mount adapters (affiliate links). You will be amazed how much better quality your astrophotography shots will have. 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. Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Lens - Fixed. This and other unbidden conduct are simply habits of the NEX. … Thank you guys so much for this great write up. Ok thank you for the advice! Above average size with very good build quality. … I’d recommend to stop down to f/11 for usable sharpness across the frame albeit it never gets tack sharp, Very low distortion (the biggest quality of this lens, especially in the film era), bad flare resistance and 6-bladed aperture, Medium size, not too heavy but a tad more expensive than the Tokina 3.5/17 due to the collector’s value. Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7RII, a7SII mirrorless cameras are the only cameras that allow you to use virtually every make of 35mm lenses with the full angle of view for which those lenses were designed. I have SEL 28mm f2 so I think canon 20mm don’t give much different. Wondering whether this could be due to the adapter, I tested five different adapters with the Biogon against a lace curtain illuminated by sunlight. When I moved to the a7R4 a few weeks ago, I bought the E-mount version of the Sigma, and its results were even better than on the S1R…but I wanted one that had screw-on filters.. After testing several candidates, I chose today the Batis 18/2.8.. Since one of the A7R’s great attractions is its possible use as a superb full-format quality digital back for many of the great lenses you have once used and have held on to, fast and accurate manual focusing is an obvious necessity. I think some people expect magic; but it’s optically excellent (I get the impression that for some pairs of copies it’s a bit better, and for some a bit worse, than the superb Sigma) but is easy to use and travel with. It should be released in september as far as I know. Quite a bit non wavy barrel distortion at the wide end, much less barrel distortion at the 35mm end. When focusing at the center of the frame you need f/11 to f/16 for best across frame sharpness and the corners are still merely okay. 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. Both lenses need lots of software correction for distortion though. But it looks like a reader may provide a review sample this month. Aside from the interesting angle added to photographer routines, reminiscent of Rolleiflex and early Hasselblad days, this is especially important for me because I have the use of only my left arm to fiddle with settings and to focus. But one thing you cannot customize is the monitor or viewfinder selection. How about the Sony 12-24mm G? for me it is important that it has little distortion/small need for software corrections and focal length between 18 and 20mm. This means that the focus and aperture selection are all accomplished inside of the lens, which is controlled by you. A great choice for astro but for landscape photography I found the weak flare resistance a serious issue and quality control seems to have some issues too. 520g | $849 | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from manufacturer | amazon.com | B&H | amazon.de (affiliate links). me bad just realized that you did answer my question. Among the longer ones the 100mm F2.8 Macro (with an exact copy in the Sony lens lineup) appears to be made for the 36MP sensor. The Sigma was on par with the Sony at shared apertures and pulled even off a bit in the extreme corners stopped down. There is no need to set the A7 to the APSC mode. Made for APS-C (Canon in my case), but fills the frame on my A7R2/MC-11 at 15 and 16mm. I am always interested in having a look at exotic lenses like the 13mm f/5.6 and would gladly take your offer 🙂 Furthermore, real estate indoor photography (if I got it right and that is what you want to do) may be one of the fields where I would prefer a zoom lens. By Guest Author on November 18, 201325 Comments. Tokina 3.5/17 SL I love reading your reviews – always so balanced and fair. Other sharp lenses at f/1.4 are Canon FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C and Olympus OM-System G.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f1.4 Other lenses are sharp in the center, but less so in the edges. It continues the awesome coma correction and has very low distortion. Not only the colour-casts/vignetting improved with BS sensor, but it was actually sharper WO throughout the frame than my old copy at any aperture. However, I would like to know if and how I can use the LR profile linked in your article above. Probably the best are the Raynox DCR-5320PRO, which comes as a 2 diopter 2 element lens, a 3 diopter 3 element lens, and can be stacked to give 5 diopters. It is already covered in the 21-35mm lenses article and in fact two of us chose it already 🙂 This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. He lived in Turkey, India and SouthEast Asia before arriving in Japan two years later. The real question is of course if the performance is negatively impacted by adapters on E-mount, and if ZE or ZF mounts are better or worse in this respect. I think you’ll be very happy. Two years ago the Fujifilm X-Pro1 reminded me of what great pleasure it had been to work with the Contax G. This time my memory went back to the pioneering autofocus Minoltas. A quick tryout would suggest that the M-Rokkor 90mm F4 is sharper than the Sonnar 90mm F2.8 made for the Contax G. My passion is for detail. Hi Bastian. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. I had my A7R modified and it worked wonders -- no more edge smearing for adapted WA lenses. At f/5.6 the center is sharp but corners and also midframe region suffer from huge field curvature because of the thick filter stack in front of the A7-series’ sensors. Dear Karsten, I now have a small collection of different lenses and mounts to play with in my collection. Karsten. Super wide angle territory is, as we know, problematic for digital sensors. All this, of course, with the exception of the inconvenient weight at 820gr and 880gr, classic and Milvus versions respectively. Thank you again. My questions are – I wouldn’t buy the minolta 17-35 f2.8-f4 it’s the Same optics as the older Tamron 17-35 f2.8-f4. But I haven’t used it on Sony. could you please do me a favor and upload it again? Although, I don’t have most of these lenses you’ve mentioned I tried some lenses and I think you should make your reviews on them. 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. Coma correction pretty good as well (a tiny bit worse in comparison to the 21mm Loxia but visibly less vignetting). For me this is the achilles heel of this lens. Build quality is good. That doesn‘t mean that you can‘t take very fine images with legacy lenses or that I would change most of my recommendations in older articles. Thank you for your comment! Batis 18mm 2.8 has pretty complex moustache distortion, not sure auto correction will always do a good enough job here. With adapter about the same length as Batis 18mm but a little thinner and a bit heavier. I experienced less success with my 21mm Super-Angulon, however - lots of … 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? Something in this lens dissolves over time, therefore the performance has to be checked continously. My experience till now have been with 24mm at the widest Strong distortion at the wide end which is still significant at the longer end. He sold that copy in anticipation of Laowa 10-18mm, that unfortunately fall behind expectations, so he bought a second used copy. My priorities have certainly changed in recent years. Sony’s G Master lenses promise a particularly high level of detail and outstanding bokeh. The Sony Alpha 7 (A7) and Alpha 7R (A7R) mirrorless full frame cameras are candidates for Pentax shooters who want a full-frame camera right now to use with Pentax legacy and FA Limited glass. If I manage to get to some Japanese mountains with autumn leaves still blazing away, later on this week, I will see if I can do an 18, 20 and 21mm shootout with some of the lenses mentioned, plus Nikkors and a Canon FD. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. hi phillip how about canon fd 17mm f4? I will send you my contact data via your E-mail. Great and clearly useable information – thanks for the hours you spend bringing such valuable insight to us all. PS: Laowa 15mm 2.0 on Sony A7s is an amazing combination for astrophotography! An exceptional lens. would be happy to know if you got something … As one terribly anal and miserly photog, I would love to spend some serious money on a superwide but can’t choose from this dizzying selection of glass. It improves corner and edge performance of adapted WA lenses. A 200% crop at my 4k monitor showed no difference in sharpness. Although I have to agree if you are looking for a prime with exactly 18mm it is probably the next best option to the Batis (and Milvus, and old ZF/ZE). Average size and weight, decently priced. Jannik: Despite of it’s ridiculous distortion, this lens performs very good (especially for astrophotography) when you find a good copy. Will it effect image quality? Especially the modern fast ultra wide angle lenses (Sigma 1.8/14, Laowa 2/15, Samyang 2.4/14 XP) and also some of the modern zoom lenses (Sony 12-24mm 2.8, Sigma 14-24mm 2.8, Tamron 7-28mm 2.8) are making it easy – even for beginners – to take such shots. I’d like to get an ultrawide but I’d also want to be able to stay with NISI 100mm filters. 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. Haven’t tried it, have no opinion, sorry! Any news on when Voigtlander will release the e-mount f5.6/12? Indeed. Could You please explain this more in detail. An exceptional lens. Good center performance, never great in the corners, As always with Samyang lenses, make sure you did not get a. I put the Voigtländer to the NEX6 and compared it to the 10-18mm lens at 10mm. The Canon FD 24mm F2.8 has already shown its worth. None the less they are specialized in different areas so they can provide you with a wider perspective. You also can put the 10mm Voigtländer on a real APSC camera. Any of the M42 lenses. https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1503152/0?year=2017. Too bad because on paper it looked like the perfect lens for me. Status: Bought and reviewed by Phillip but returned after 30 days. I just finished my summer-long search for the best UW for me.. Hey guys, All this reviews from older lens is great. Thanks a lot, you helped me more than the zillion pages I was browsing about this. The lens is rather rare and comes in different mounts (Nikon-F, Canon FD, a few more), don’t fall for the newer AT-X AF version which is optically worse. 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). It’ll take a lot for me to part with mine. I’m in the market for a replacement of my older voigtlander but may also be considering a fisheye lens as that could work with the jobs I mostly undertake. Good lens for landscape and especially astrophotography in case you find a good sample. Don’t expect comparison to Minolta. The prime lens is categorized as a wide angle lens, ideal for capturing images of landscapes and sceneries. Out of the two zoom lens options for your Sony Alpha a7 series camera, my recommendation is the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8. 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. Your email address will not be published. I’d love to be able to use filters but would also like a faster lens for astrophotography. That’s a great article. I’m pleasantly surprised at it’s usability. Which should read “Vignetting at 16 mm is…”. The front-end filter solution or put glasses on the lenses 🙂 Great allround UWA lens for astrophotography, architecture and dramatic close up shots. Legacy Lens Mount Adapters for Sony E-Mount. You can use any of our ebay.de affiliate links (in our FE guide there should be plenty) if you make any purchase, it will still work even if the link is for another article. I’m looking for wide angle lens on tight budget. Mostly due to price, size and weight issues, yes. Very good price/performance ratio. One note which might be of interest for owners of older VC ultra-wides for M39 (have no experience with the newer one): their (comparatively) poor performance on A7 may be at least partly due to the unscrewed rear element (or other misalignments caused by assembly issues or abuse during lifetime). Copy&Paste error on the 2.8/16-35 GM? At f/2.8 center as well as midframe region is very sharp, corners suffer a bit from field curvature. Better than has been my experience with other digital camera on which I’ve tried it. I was once using the Tokina on the D700 (also full frame with 12mp) and while there won’t be completely black corners at 15-16mm the performance is really really bad in that area. The 14mm Sigma Art is indeed very heavy, but it’s pretty wonderful. Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 is very hard to focus manually. Unfortunately, the link for LR correction is deleted from your Dropbox. Hello, first of all I wanted to thank you for the site, that although I have been following it for a long time, it is the first time I write and it is a kind of essential guide for me, that I am an amateur and eventual photographer, I enjoy it very much. We have no association with any lens manufacturer apart from occasionally loaning a lens for a review. After weighing the pros and cons, we went ahead and bought this lens and are absolutely thrilled with it. Thank you very much! IF You need a Lensbaby Fisheye for your Fisheye review,i would The Minolta 24mm F2.8 also works beautifully on the Sony. 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 While not perfect the Laowa is much better in handling lens flare. Same optical design, but apparently a somewhat better copy. Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* The Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 feels nothing like the Sony 35mm f/2.8. Now I have more money and I make fewer compromises. 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. The Hawk’s Factory adapter, with its helicoid allowing for close focus, was not so good either. If you found it helpful, you can support us by: Thanks! Almost no distortion, ok to good flare resistance, ok vignetting, great minimum focus distance. Bought and sold by Jannik. Good from f/1.8, great across the whole frame stopped down to f/5.6, GM-like build (declickable aperture ring, focus hold button, AF/MF switch). A long-time photographer like me can develop an immediate affinity for what Sony has come up with this time. But since I’m no expert on manual lenses I currently still stick to the more affordable ones. Corners are ok, coma correction is pretty decent. Contrast, flare resistance and wide open performance are not up to modern standards but at typical landscape settings, this lens delivers. The Tokina has some problems with flare the Contax might not encounter due to the T* coating. Pretty strong copy to copy variation at 35 mm. hello guys, I love this article so much. And You Thought an Adapter Is an Adapter…. Have you had any experience of the ultra-wide angle lens SIGMA 14mm, F/1.8 DG HSM Art for Sony E? Second widest rectilinear lens there is in a small package. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Krxz4BR3Mg4. Based on my experience with this lens, I think no other lens can perform to this level at 15mm. I was equally excited by the Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro for the A mount. 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. Downsides are huge vignetting throughout the aperture range and maximum aperture of only f/5.6. Already at f/4.5 the center as well as midframe region is looking very good. Thank you for the advice. Why manual lenses on the Sony a7 series are a smart choice. I’m looking for full-on fisheye, not rectilinear. Almost no distortion, fair flare resistance, not so well defined but okay sunstars, very high vignetting even stopped down. 830g + adapter | $1500 (used) | full Review | aperture series | sample images, buy from amazon.com | amazon.de | B&H | ebay.com | ebay.de (affiliate links), Status: sample loaned by manufacturer reviewed by Bastian. Looking forward to your review of the Sigma 14-24/2.8…. I think most non-circular fisheyes on APS have just a slightly too large image circle to get a perfect circle on FF. f/4.0: corners are now very good too, so stopping down further will only increase depth of field. Both are very very sharp lenses. There is no coma, no flares (comes with collapsible hood) and very easy to focus (I feel this is the best big lens I used in MF – because it has reachable focus ring and very easy to navigate unlike zoom lenses). One of the great things Sony thought of a while back is the LCD screen that swings upward, making waist-level viewing possible. 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. Which adapter you need depends on the mount of the lens, it came in different mounts. At f/4 the center is excellent across the zoom range, for best corners I would stop down at least to f/5.6, better f/8 where they are quite good. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. I did unfortuntaley not yet get the chance to lay my hands on the Contax T* 18mm 4.0 but I would guess it will be the best of the bunch on the A7r. 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