Posts Tagged ‘Leica’

Sony a7S vs. Leica M Typ240 infinity test with 21 Leica, Zeiss, Voigtlander rangefinder lenses

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Sony a7S is the third camera in Sony’s a7 series and this write-up is the third installment in my series testing various rangefinder lenses on this platform to determine technical performance when photographing a distant, near infinity scene. While this may seem a simple task, the combination of a rangefinder lens with a short exit pupil distance and a scene at infinity is the most technically demanding combination of variables influencing technical image quality from these ‘mirrorless’ cameras. Please refer to the original a7 shootout for an explanation why infinity focus is such a ‘torture test’ for these cameras.

Click on the image above or HERE to go to the full review.

The previous two installments of this series can be found here for the a7 and here for the a7R.

As a bonus comparison, I photographed the same scene on the same day, with the same lenses, using the Leica M Typ240 camera.

As with the previous a7 tests, I’m making this information and the high resolution files freely available for personal, non-commercial use only. If you find this useful, please consider making a donation through the Paypal button below, or making your next purchase through B&H using the indicated links throughout the article. Any amount is appreciated!





Leica M (Typ 240) rolling review

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

In February 2014, after about three years shooting with the Leica M9, I added the new M (Typ 240), also called M240, to my Leica kit.

I’ve created a page, linked here and at the right side, to serve as a rolling review where I can share my thoughts about the M240 in general, and compared to the M9.

Click the image above, or here for the Leica M (Typ 240) rolling review.

Sony a7R vs. Leica M9 infinity test with 20+ Leica, Zeiss, Voigtlander rangefinder lenses

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

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UPDATE: I’ve moved this post to a permanent page. Click HERE to go to it.

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As a follow-up to my overwhelmingly popular October 2013 infinity test with a preproduction Sony a7 and various rangefinder lenses, here’s the infinity shootout I really wanted to do back then… between a regular production Sony a7R and Leica M9, with a similar, though not identical, collection of a couple dozen mostly rangefinder lenses… Unfortunately, this time I’m not one of the first in the world with the results! Please refer to the a7 shootout for an explanation why infinity focus is such a ‘torture test’ for these lenses and cameras.

As with the a7 test, I’m making this information and the high resolution files freely available for personal, non-commercial use only. If you find this useful, please consider making a donation through the Paypal button below, or making your next purchase through B&H using the indicated links throughout the article. Any amount is appreciated!






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