NEX Test Photos

Camera: Sony NEX-5

Lens: 18-55

 

Note the 100% crop in the corner.  In-camera sharpening was left at default (0).

 

The below photo used Anti-motion Blur mode.  It seems to work really well with cats, which rarely hold still when you want them to.  Where's the noise?  Image-stacking removes a lot of it.  One press of the shutter and a few photos are taken by the camera and automatically processed into a hopefully non-blurred result.

 

Break out your red/cyan 3D glasses!  It's easy to convert Nex's MPO files to other formats with StereoPhoto Maker (English).  Below is the ceiling in the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

 

I forgot to put on the lens shade, and you can see what interesting effect the evening sun had in panorama mode.

 

Ready to launch.  The bokeh is a bit busy, but not bad.  Overall, I'm pleased with the bokeh in the kit lens.

 

Here you can see the bokeh looks much more pleasant.  It really needed a better close-up lens, but this was a moment of opportunity, and I took it.  If I had more time, I would have increased the ISO to get more speed and maybe close the aperture a bit.  Can't have enough speed with bees....

 

The below photo was taken with the Minolta 50/1.7 and processed from raw.

 

Below is a 100% crop with no noise reduction and a bit of sharpening applied.  Minolta 50/1.7 @ f3.2.  ISO 400.  Note that this isn't a macro lens, so I cannot get too close.  Not the best lens for bee photos, but useful nonetheless for judging sharpness.

The below photo is the original from which the above was taken.  It's a lot of magnification.

There was a request for a crop outside of the center.  Below is from the corner.  Most of the leaf is out of focus, so it isn't the best target to judge sharpness by, but I think there's enough detail.   Note the silk thread between two spurs of the leaf.

 

Below is a 100% crop from the 18-55 kit lens @f5.6.  It's a bit overcompressed, so there are visible JPEG artifacts, but it should show that the kit lens is capable of excellent detail and close-up work as well, even if it is not a macro lens.