pana/leica 25mm 1.4 and NEX

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by kahren, May 5, 2012.

  1. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    Does anyone have both the 25/1.4 and a NEX camera?
    I was wondering if it covers aps-c sensor fully, if someone has both can you try taking a pic or two with the lens held up against the nex. thanks ahead of time
     
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Eh? The Pana/Leica 25 is a micro four thirds lens and will not function on NEX cameras. Even if you physically adapted it, you've got no focus or aperture.
     
  3. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    yes i know, if it covers the sensor, i am planing on having it modified to be manual focus and manual aperture.
     
  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Why don't you just buy the Voigtlander 25 and adapt it instead? Modifying a purely electronic lens (if that's even POSSIBLE??) sounds like a terrible idea.
     
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  5. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    The voigtlander 25/.95 ? that one doesn't cover the sensor fully and has some really heavy vignetting. Anything is possible :)
     
  6. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    While theoretically possible, I'd be very surprised if you could do this in practice. The aperture and focus are electronically controlled. Getting around that requires a smart adapter that can transmit the correct signals to the lens motor.

    What's wrong with the Sony Zeiss 24/1.8?

    DH
     
  8. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    it does, that rokinon is way too huge :)

    i dont want a smart adapter, aperture and focus would be adjusted manually like any older manual only lens. the sony zeiss 24 is too expensive imo, i am just not willing to spend over 1k for that i rather buy an x100 for that money.
     
  9. silversx80

    silversx80 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 27, 2012
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    So you'd rather get a ~$700 US, purely electronic-control lens, and adapt it to work manual-only on a sensor 50% bigger?
     
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  10. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Once again demonstrating the power of eggs over chickens ;)

    Good luck on the search!
     
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  11. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    The PL25 is designed for the 4/3 sensor... no reason to think it would work on a larger sensor. It is not like the Sigma which was actually designed for a larger sensor and then adapted over to the m4/3 mount.

    I think you would be much better off either, (a) buying a m4/3 body, or (b) get one of the many excellent legacy 50mm equiv. lenses that are already out there.... why not pick up a used Pentax FA 31?
     
  12. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Agreed - Just pick up an E-PL1 for around $150 or less.
     
  13. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    OP wants a fast 36 equivalent lens. There are no options in the M43 world unless you go for the new Volghtlander 17.
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Yes, that's the biggest gap in the lens lineup for me -- a fast 35 equivalent. Followed by a fast tele like a 100/2.
     
  15. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I am not sure the OP said what they really wanted, just that the Nex/Zeiss was too expensive.

    I will stand by my original recommendations of picking up a m4/3 body. If they really do want a 36mm equiv., they could always then look at the 20/1.7 (heard somewhere it actually measures a bit smaller than 20).
     
  16. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    But you have your X100 to plug the hole! :tongue:
     
  17. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Adapting wide angles is a bad idea on a Nex anyway, people reported issues with wide Leica M mount lenses on the Sony Nex.

    I'll pick up a Fuji X100 if that focal length is important.
     
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  18. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    this is panny 20/1.7 on nex all wide open
    not much vignetting and full coverage of the sensor

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    all i want to know is if someone can try this with the panny 25/1.4
     

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  19. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    anyone?