lens shootout : Nikkor 32mm vs sigma 17-70mm part 1

its actually a really unfair comparison, because the sigma is macro lens and nikon a portrait lens. the Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro is considered as all around lens and the nikon could considered it was well. the nikon lens 32mmF1.2 have really close focus distance for this kind of lens (which good for macro) and also smaller sensor of the nikon1 system make much less intense out of focus blurs, compared to a fullframe or APS-C sensor (which is good for landscape).
also a comparsion between DSLR Canon 500D with APS-C sensor and mirrorless Camera Nikon V1 with much smaller 1’inch Sensor is not really fair. but i will do it anyway. also need need some pictures for my upcoming sigma17-70mm F2.8 and nikkor 1 32mm F1.2 lens review.

ok lets start with marco shoots:
sigma 17-70mm –> @70mm @F4.5 iso320 1/80 –> canon 500D
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sigma 17-70mm –> @17mm @F4.5 iso100 1/25 –> canon 500D
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nikkor 1 32mm –> @F2.0 iso220 1/350 –> nikon V1
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nikkor 1 32mm –> @F1.2 iso100 1/250 –> nikon V1

scene 2:
nikkor 1 32mm –> @F1.2 iso100 1/640 –> nikon V1
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nikkor 1 32mm –> @F2.8 iso160 1/250 –> nikon V1
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sigma 17-70mm –> @17mm @F2.8 iso100 1/80 –> canon 500D
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sigma 17-70mm –> @70mm @F4.5 iso160 1/150 –> canon 500D
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sigma 17-70mm –> @70mm @F4.5 iso100 1/125 –> canon 500D
this one is on manuell focus (the lens or camera couldn’t any focuspoints)
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review: nex5 with industar-69 28mm F2.8

i got on bay industar-69 28mm F2.8 for 30 bucks from ukraine. and old lens for old russion camera from early 70’s. with the leic m39 adapter it makes pretty small package together with nex5. there old lenses and heavly used. same of the lense can have lot vignette or scratches etc. same people buying 3-4 lense to get a good one. i just gamble and order the next best one. my lens was medium-heavy used its have same vignette wide open. before you use on nex you adjust the bolt/stopper inside the lens. its quite easy, you just need smal screwdriver. mike kobal have how-to video on his blog.

the lens is not the sharpest wide  but its still ok. it gets better at 5.6.  its not sharper lens but its has nice look, specially in black and white. overall it makes a nice street shooter lens if you not wanna get supersharp images for huge prints. the best thing is: its so small. because this smal pancake size the apture control is on the front side of the lens, which is little annoying.
the lens is metal build and feels soild. the focus ring need many turns if focus from far to close. with the removed bolts (show in the video) i can focus close as 20cm.

i’ve used the TEKTON 2987 Precision Screwdriver Set. a another thing, i found out, the lens can not focus to infinity. because of the distance to nex sensor. you need filing down the focus ring. –> the focusring can turn deeper into lens body and allows a infifinty focus.
check out the images. shoot in 2.8 and 5.6

review: nex5 and minolta rokkor 45mm F2.0 lens

same time ago i bough a lens on ebay for 40 bucks. the minolta rokkor-x 45mm F2.0 prime lens. its really old lens, manuel focus, but really good optics. with a adapter, i got really high end lens.
the focus peaking helps the find focus fast but for really sharp images you need “MF assist” option of the nex (a digital 14x zoom). the lens itself is plastic and very light, but feels solid.
i am surprise about the good quality of the lens. the old bad things is the MD adapter is little big. the lens without the adapter would a perfect compact size for nex5. but overall a really good lens, not much to complain.
–> i will use it more times.

the nex with minolata and adaptor

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another one at f2.0

more pictures can be found here

review: sony nex 30mm macro lens

for 250-300 bucks you can get the sony macro lens for nex system. its f-stop 3.5 until 16 and is very light and well build.
the close distance is 2-3 cm and the lens give very nice bokey. lens itss pretty sharp, specially for the price. the autofocus is fast.
Exceptionally portable and versatile for everyday use. its not the fastet lens with F3.5, but otherwise there are no complains. a great lens ! its very shot review but there is nothing tell except the technical details which you can view on the web anyway.
click images to see full size:

100% crop:
you can see clearly the dust on my watch…

a example how autofocus system works in video –> look here

watch macro test from Heribert Raab on Vimeo.

more example pictures:

for more examples look here