What you see above is an equivalent kit, in terms of lenses. From 28mm to 200mm.
The other day I had both the Sony A7r and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with me, so I decided to took a few shots just to stack the cameras one against the other.
The Sony was fitted with the excellent Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 Planar, one of the “film era” lenses that still – like most of the Contax Zeiss lineup – shines on digital.
On the Olympus I had the latest offering of Panasonic, that just recently hit the shelves: the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7, that given the 2x crop factor of micro 4/3 sensors it is equivalent to a 50mm.
Continue reading “Just for fun: Sony A7r & Contax Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.7 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M10 & Panasonic G 25mm f/1.7”
I was out shopping for an Olympus 25mm f/1.8, when Panasonic decided to hit the shelves “running” with their 25mm f/1.7 at a hugely discounted introductory price. At that point I decided to give the Panny a go!
Continue reading “Review: Panasonic G Lumix 25mm f/1.7 for m4/3”
Last time we talked about legacy lenses for the 35mm format. Now it’s time to step up the game, size-wise.
Beware, the table weights an healthy 579Kb, so the page will be quite a bit slow to load if you don’t have a fast connection.
Continue reading “Medium format legacy lenses: sizes and specs”
Every time I was out shopping for a legacy (or just plain old) lens I had to dig through piles of old magazines and bookmarks to find the info I wanted. Especially dimensions and optical scheme of an old lens are often two difficult data to track down.
So I started collecting all these specs into this handy table, that I’m now sharing with you. Continue reading “35mm legacy lenses: sizes and specs”