NEX 5 w/ Kipon and CV 50mm Nokton at f/1.1

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NEX 5 w/ Kipon and CV 50mm Nokton at f/1.1
Sep 18, 2010

I've been playing around with the CV 50mm Nokton on the NEX 5 for a couple weeks now and have really enjoyed both the lens and the NEX body. I using the relatively inexpensive Kipon adapter. The adapter appears well made and allows for focus at infinity.

Using the lens in bright sunshine at f/1.1 is not always possible because of the 1/4000th limit unless you are using ND filter. Focus can be difficult at f/1.1 since the DOF is so thin, but that's where 7X and 14X zoom come in handy. Unless you're zone focusing shooting moving objects is tough.

All in all, for the price, it's unbeatable. Even wide open I'm surprised at the sharpness and contrast in the photos. Obviously, with some careful PP they start to really shine.

A few RAW samples all shot wide open at f/1.1 and unprocessed.

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