Jonathan Valin | Sony Alpha NEX-5N

Created 14-Sep-11
Modified 12-Dec-11
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All of these photos were taken, handheld, with the Sony Alpha NEX-5N, a tiny quasi-rangefiner camera with an absolutely superb 16.1MP APS-C sensor. The downside of the NEX-5N, at the moment, is the lack of decent lenses. However, with the addition of a Leica M-mount-to-Sony NEX (E) and Leica screwmount-to-Sony NEX (E) adaptors (I'm using Fotodiox's "Pro" models), you can use some of the best RF lenses in the world (including Leica M lenses). These test photos were taken with Voightlander Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical,Voightlander Color Skopar 21mm f4.0 P, Zeiss C Biogon 35mm f2.8, Voightlander 50mm f2.5 Color Skopar,and Voightlander 90mm f3.5 APO Lanthar lenses.

Photos #1-#70 were processed in Lightroom 3.4.1 as JPEGs because Adobe didn't then support NEX-5N RAW files. Photos #71 and following were processed as RAW files in Lightroom 3.5. Although a few adjustments were made to improve geometry and presence, color was left more or less unprocessed. What you see here is what comes out of this camera via these lenses.