Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sony NEX-F3 with Legacy Lenses (first impression)

I didn’t have much time to play with NEX-F3, I had only about one hour today to check if new Sony camera works with adapters and manual focus lenses. And then the battery asked for refill. I didn’t really check the camera or the kit lens for their performance and so I have no clue about burst rate, high ISO, etc.  I messed up settings several times while shooting, so don't judge the camera just by my pictures:) I need to spent some time with it to learn.
My first impression is good,  camera works well in both AF (with kit lens) and MF (with legacy glass) modes and images are excellent. Everything was shot in RAW @ 200 ISO, pp'ed in Lr 4.1

Sony NEX-F3 with kit lens

Kit lens. Auto everything + RAW
Another one with kit lens,converted to B&W

Today I tried FOTGA adapters with Minolta, Konica and Nikon glass. Overall quality is OK (what can you expect from $12 a piece?).
 Actually MD-NEX and Nikon-NEX worked pretty well, Konica-NEX seems a bit loose.
Sony NEX-F3 + Minolta MD Fish-eye 16mm 1:2.8
Minolta MD FY, ISO 200, almost wide opened
NEX-F3 + Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.4
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.4, almost wide opened
another shot with
Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.4, almost wide opened
Sony NEX-F3 + Nikkor 105mm 1:2.5

Nikkor 105 1:2.5, almost wide opened
Nikkor 105 1:2.5, almost wide opened
Nikkor 180 ED 2.8

It was fun and I really enjoyed my first day with Sony NEX-F3. Hopefully I will have some more time in the next week or two to test camera + legacy lenses more thoroughly.


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