This is the A7R with the 17mm TS-E on Metabones smart adapter Mark III:
for me the ideal combination of one of the best sensors and the widest tilt/shift lens for shooting architecture!
(this shot was taken with the Micro Nikkor 85mm/2.8 PC tilt/shift lens with Metabones adapter on the NEX-6, lens tilted for correct focus plane)
I decided to order the A7R, because I love big prints. For example this week I got 4 canvas prints of together 8 square meters, all stitched images from the NEX-6.
more after the break
After almost 50 years use of D/SLR I sold all my Nikon D3 and pro lenses a few months ago and was waiting for the new Sony FF NEX. My main subjects are landscape, architecture, nature in general, portraits, flowers and still live.
Next to my Leica M Monochrom the A7R seems to be my dream camera. I don’t have to repeat all the pro’s of this tiny picture machine. For me one main argument is, that I can use all the great lenses, that I have and others, that I may want to use and all this on this exceptional sensor. Expecting this camera I bought the Canon 17mm TS-E tilt/shift for architecture about 6 months ago. My first test shots where very disappointing. I used the Matabones smart adapter (first version!), that worked fine on the NEX, but of the FF it was vignetting terrible. A few days later I got the new smart adapter Mark III, and this one works perfect!
BUT: all these images are possible with any other camera!
It does not prove, that you “need” the A7R, if you don’t really need the high resolution. The only exceptions here are the tilt/shift images made with the 17mm TS-E. As far as I know, to use this lens you would need a full frame Canon body, to mount and operate the lens, but still don’t have the high resolution (jet?). Please correct me, if I am wrong.
this is, what you can get from this combo:
all B&W images are PP with Nik Silver Efex2 PRO
this is from three shots, one center image of the unshifted lens, one from shift to the left and one from shift right
giving a perfect stitched images of about 115 degrees wide angle (when you don’t shift more that the 8-10mm) without the “normal” distortion from stitched images
besides tilt/shift, that is great for landscape as well, I love super wide angle, and invested in the wonderful but very expensive Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21.
The wider range finder lenses from Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander show sever color shifts in the corners, this Tri-Elmar shows no problems at all!
this is one of my early test shots with the Tri-Elmar at 16mm, only LR5.3 default PP
this macro was made with the A7R and Micro Nikkor 85mm/2.8 PC on Metabones adapter
tilted for better focal plane
A7R with Micro Nikkor 85mm/2.8 PC, 15 sec. exposure in dark room,
“painted with light” from my tablet,
another one “painted with light”
A few examples out of this great little camera:
you may find more in my flickr A7R gallery
and my post with images with this lens mounted on a Leica M9 and M Monochrom here at the.me:
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