Old Leica Lenses Resurrected by New Cameras
New Sony Camera – the A7II Mirrorless SLR
Times change, and technologies improve at an exponential rate, the latest example of this in the photographic world is the Sony A7II mirrorless SLR. Sporting the latest 24megapixel sensor and 5 axis stabilisation on the new Sony/Zeiss lenses. There is great news too if, like me, you have a line up of expensive but older Leica M lenses, 3 axis stabilisation on ANY lens..Which means crisper, sharper images, with great colour depth at virtually any shutter speed.
We took delivery here of this new slimline camera, an adapter for the Leica M lenses, put on the Leica 35mm F2 Summicron (one of the sharpest lenses ever made) tossed the manual to one side of course and started shooting. Well I was very pleasantly surprised to see how easy it was to focus with an older lens with this new hi-tech camera, the clarity and detail is phenomenal – the images have a 3D quality about them, such is the legendary nature of Leica glass.
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The new Sony cameras have been a very impressive addition to our collection, they are small, discreet and very high quality, especially when coupled with the famous Leica lenses. - Douglas, Photographer