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February 20, 2012

Sony Nex-7 HD Video Sample Footage using the E-Mount Tamron 18-200mm, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye, 30mm f/3.5 Macro, and the 24mm F/1.8 CZ!!

Screen shot 2012-02-20 at 7.30.41 AM

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n this sample HD Video using the Sony Nex-7, I took several clips using a variety of lenses and made a little montage similar to the other sample footage i posted a week or so ago. For this sample footage I used the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC III Lens, the Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens, the Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens, and the the Sony 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens!!

All the lenses work well, but the stand-out of the crowd for video was definitely the 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens. It’s incredible sharp, quite, and the fast f/1.8 aperture allows for some solid separation from the background of your subjects if your relatively close. The f/1.8 Aperture is also great for keeping the shutter speeds up and ISO down in the lower light situations that we all love to shoot in. The lens is a bit expensive in my opinion at $999, but it’s the best E-Mount optics I’ve used to date so…. You get what you pay and if you can afford it I highly recommend it. It’s also the fasted lens currently available for the E-Mount as the Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens is still only available for pre-order, but it should arrive shortly.  That lens is the one I want to try the most by far!! 50mm is much more my style of shooting when it comes to Urban Street and people. Not only that, but the 50mm f/1.8 is only $299!!

My second choice for the stand-out lens to use for the video was the 30mm Macro. It’s razor sharp, although much softer in the corners than the Carl Zeiss lens. It was just a lot of fun to use, because you can get so incredible close to stuff and the focus works awesome. It makes for some killer Macro videography. Plus at 30mm it’s a relatively mid-wide lens that you can use for portrait fun, Landscapes, and architecture. You just can’t beat the sharpness of the Prime’s ;)

 

Nex-7 HD Video Sample Footage:

Be sure to select the little gear on the bottom of the player window so you can enable the 720p HD video quality!!

 

More Footage, Sample Photos, and Related Articles!!

 

Here’s what the Nex-7 looks like with the lenses used in the video above:

Nex-7 w/ Tamron E-Mount 18-200mm VC III Lens @ 18mm

Nex-7 w/ Tamron E-Mount 18-200mm VC III Lens @ 18mm

Nex-7 w/ Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens

Nex-7 w/ Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens

Nex-7 w/ Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens - Front

Nex-7 w/ Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens – Front

Sony Nex-7 w/ 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens

Sony Nex-7 w/ 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens

 


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Jay

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