Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7

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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to AntnioGM, Jan 21, 2012

Thank you António

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Jono, the third one is almost tri-dimensional. A fine capture.

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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to l_objectif, Jan 21, 2012

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Wonderful set, as usual, Jono! No matter what camera you are using, your work is always a treat!

Thank you Louis - truth is that the NEX7 is a lovely fluid camera to use - especially when you've forgotten all about the menus!

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In reply to Clint Dunn, Jan 21, 2012

Hi There Clint

that damn 50 summilux is pretty tough to find! There are a few WATEs around - I was lucky to get mine with the discount program after I got the M8 (all those years ago). It's always been a favourite.

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Jono I really like that last one....great shot. I've wanted to get my hands on a WATE to pair up with my M8, but that damn 50mm Summilux keeps calling my name...

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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to hughf, Jan 21, 2012

Many thanks Hugues - I was pleased with that one, but some of the credit should go to NIK software for silver efex pro2 - a great program for this kind of conversion.
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Hello Jono,

thanks for sharing your experience with this combo, and for your great propostions here.
I enjoy this set very much, but i have one wich i like a bit even more....
This one is beautifull IMHO.

Hope to see more very soon .

Kind Regards.

Hugues.

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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
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Hi There Gianluca
.. and many thanks -
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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 22, 2012

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efix wrote:

Any problems with colour shift in the corners? If yes, how did you cope with it? CornerFix?

Hi there

not a problem with the WATE - or at least, if it's there it's so minimal as not to be a bother. I think that the WATE is actually a fairly retrofocal lens, and they seem to cause less issues.

Cornerfix is really good . . . but I'm really lazy, and in the end I don't use lenses which cause issues.

all the best

Ah yes, of course - I guess the WATE is a retrofocus design, thus no rays hitting the sensor at steep angles, thus no colour shift.

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Have you tried the MATE on Nex 7?
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 22, 2012

I'm really curious if it has any ray angle, color cast, corner sharpness issues on the Nex 7. I suspect it will be fine, but would really like confirmation....
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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 23, 2012

I'm a huge fan of the WATE, and you've done a terrific job with it. Very nice series!

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Re: Have you tried the MATE on Nex 7?
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Paul Richman wrote:

I'm really curious if it has any ray angle, color cast, corner sharpness issues on the Nex 7. I suspect it will be fine, but would really like confirmation....

I'm sorry Paul - I haven't tried it - I had one of the very last MATEs . . sold it, then moved heaven and earth to find another one . . got one at last . . and then found I didn't like the apparently random veiling flare, so sold it again (only to find that Leica could have fixed it!).

However - I really can't see how it could possibly be a problem on the NEX

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I'm a huge fan of the WATE, and you've done a terrific job with it. Very nice series!

Thank you.
Lovely lens isn't it!

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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 24, 2012

I really like this series. Especially no 2 & 4. Excellent.
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6-bit coding and lens selection in menu?
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 24, 2012

With a 6-bit coded WATE, when we set "Auto" lens selection, the "info" always shows 16-18-21/4. When we use "manual" lens selection, you have to select one of 16-18-21@16, or @18, or @21, and the info will show the selected value.

I have a non-6-bit coded MATE. It seems the auto/manual lens selection behaves the same. It's a bit cumbersome to keep on changing the manual lens selection as we "zoom". So I intend to take the bite, and send the lens for coding. Comments?

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Re: 6-bit coding and lens selection in menu?
In reply to Steven-T, Jan 25, 2012

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With a 6-bit coded WATE, when we set "Auto" lens selection, the "info" always shows 16-18-21/4. When we use "manual" lens selection, you have to select one of 16-18-21@16, or @18, or @21, and the info will show the selected value.

I have a non-6-bit coded MATE. It seems the auto/manual lens selection behaves the same. It's a bit cumbersome to keep on changing the manual lens selection as we "zoom". So I intend to take the bite, and send the lens for coding. Comments?

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I have the 6-bit encoded WATE. With the Lens Detection function on the M9 set to "Auto" the EXIF info will always show 16mm. There is no way for the camera to know what focal length setting you have made on the lens. Without lens electronics and mount contacts such as on a DSLR, there is no way to convey this information to the camera. The indicated aperture setting in the EXIF is just a calculated value, not exact.

Manual setting would be a pain, especially if you are in a rapidly changing environment. The focal length info doesn't bother me at all. While traveling in India two years ago, this was the lens on my M9 most of the time.

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In reply to Neil, Jan 25, 2012

Thank you Neil

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I really like this series. Especially no 2 & 4. Excellent.
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In reply to Steven-T, Jan 25, 2012

HI Steven

I think it's always worth coding lenses - if not for any other reason, at least because it means you won't forget to change back from manual when you put that 18mm elmarit on (and ruin a whole batch of photos).

all the best

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With a 6-bit coded WATE, when we set "Auto" lens selection, the "info" always shows 16-18-21/4. When we use "manual" lens selection, you have to select one of 16-18-21@16, or @18, or @21, and the info will show the selected value.

I have a non-6-bit coded MATE. It seems the auto/manual lens selection behaves the same. It's a bit cumbersome to keep on changing the manual lens selection as we "zoom". So I intend to take the bite, and send the lens for coding. Comments?

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Thanks Sunhorse and Jono.
In reply to Jono Slack, Jan 25, 2012

The MATE is at Leica NJ for coding.

But I still have 4 more non-coded. One at a time, one at a time . . .

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I think it's always worth coding lenses - if not for any other reason, at least because it means you won't forget to change back from manual when you put that 18mm elmarit on (and ruin a whole batch of photos).

all the best

Steven-T wrote:

With a 6-bit coded WATE, when we set "Auto" lens selection, the "info" always shows 16-18-21/4. When we use "manual" lens selection, you have to select one of 16-18-21@16, or @18, or @21, and the info will show the selected value.

I have a non-6-bit coded MATE. It seems the auto/manual lens selection behaves the same. It's a bit cumbersome to keep on changing the manual lens selection as we "zoom". So I intend to take the bite, and send the lens for coding. Comments?

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Re: Thanks Sunhorse and Jono.
In reply to Steven-T, Apr 7, 2012

hi Jono
Am really considering this camera. have you tried it with the 135 apo-telyt
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Re: Landscapes with the WATE on the NEX7
In reply to sunhorse, Apr 7, 2012

Just waiting for my WATE to arrive and be joined with my NEX-7. Nice to have confirmation that there are no issues with color casts, as also noted on the Luminous Landscape.

After seeing these pics I can hardly wait.

Don't suppose you've tried using filters with the WATE to see if they introduce color casts with the NEX-7? I'm particularly interested in a polarizer but don't want to shell out for a filter holder/adapter if it is likely to cause problems.

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Re: Thanks Sunhorse and Jono.
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NEX-7 + APO-135-Telyt, from last weekend.

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Re: Thanks Sunhorse and Jono.
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Thanks

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NEX-7 + APO-135-Telyt, from last weekend.

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