Testing out the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 on the A7


I've been thinking about upgrading to the Sony A7 for a few months now, but I've had a few questions about the compatability of the lenses I already own for the APSC Sony NEX7.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I really have fallen in love with the 24mm, f/1.8 Zeiss lens that I started using about a year ago. I hate to see it go, so I'm spending time really looking at it closely to see if it will have a long term place in this new kit.

As you can see in the above crop, I'm able to still get a pretty useable square format shot if I choose to crop manually after the fact. There's a bit of extra brain power needed when composing, but the final size of the image is roughly 14-15 Megapixels vs the 10.3 that is yielded when the camera does it's own 2x3 crop.

For those of you that are picky- yes, there are still some bits of darkness in the corners.

Below is the same photo, but cropped to the standard APSC size that the camera chooses automatically if you don't turn this feature off. Obviously I would have backed up had I been in the crop mode to begin with. This field of view is my favorite. Very close to 35mm. I'll probably end up with a fast true 35mm lens for this camera as that's how I see everything.