Dec. 2013 - Since the new full frame mirrorless "ILCE" cameras (A7 and A7R) from Sony were presented in October, thanks to its small flange distance many users where thrilled by the option to adapt nearly every lens. In the wide angle range, there was quite a lot of frustration, but another article here shows some of the best options in the UWA range. In this article we will focus on lenses that give you great "virtual 3D" options to seperate objects by playing with depth of field (DOF) and beautiful bokeh.
This article will cover the following lenses (downwards sorted by focal length and maximum aperture):
- Sony STF 135mm f/2.8 T4.5
- Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 (with Contax/Yashica mount, MM version)
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G (2012 model)
- Zeiss Otus APO Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 (ZF.2 version)
- Zeiss FE Sonnar T* 55mm f/1.8 (not shown in the collection above)
- SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95
- Leica Summilux M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
- SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 35mm T0.95
- Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH
- Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 ASPH
Due to its very specialized construction, this lens fascinated me since a long time but its focal length was a bit long when used on crop sensors (APS-C, FourThirds etc.). The full frame sensor of the Sony A7R changed the game...