One thing that really worries me about the Sony NEX-7 is the colour banding that has been experienced with wide Leica mount lenses. Steve Huff’s site shows this result quite clearly. The edges and corners have a strong magenta colour cast which totally ruins any colour shots, and the wider the lens, the worse this phenomenon becomes. His test with the Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 (which I have) was absolutely awful, and the Leica 21mm f2.8 Elmarit wasn’t great either. This leads me to believe that the Voigtlander 21mm f4 Color Skopar that I have likely won’t be any better.
This really puts a dampener on buying a NEX-7 as two key lenses that I was hoping to use now have a very limited scope. If I was to buy one it means that I would have to keep the NEX-3, which wasn’t really my intention.
Interestingly the NEX-5n has no issues with this.
|Sony Nex-3 with Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar|