Testing

March 29, 2012

Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens and 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount Lens Combo – Sample Photos w/ 100% Crops, and 1st Impressions

Fisheye Conversion lens for 16mm E-Mount Lens

Well I got the goods a few days ago and I’ve been shooting like crazy with the fisheye conversion lens (VCL-ECF1)!! I have a bunch of sample photos to share with you guys and I think you will be quite impressed with this $110 dollar add-on conversion lens.

My first impression of the fisheye conversion lens is it’s very good and on par with the 16mm E-Mount lens It’s not Carl Zeiss quality optics by any means, but for the money it has very good performance all around from what I can see so far. I still have to do the “Lab” test shots so we can see the critical corner detail and stuff, but these sample photos will show you what this lens convertor can do in the real world.

First off, here is what she looks like mounted on the Nex-C3 and mounted to the Gorrilapod. In case your curious, I shot this photo using the Nex-5n and my Canon 135mm f/2 L Lens. I used the Fotodiox Lens adapter to get my Canon EF lens to fit on the Sony E-mount Camera.

Sony Nex-C3 w/ 16mm f/2.8 Lens And 15mm Fisheye Conversion Lens

Sony Nex-C3 w/ 16mm f/2.8 Lens And 15mm Fisheye Conversion Lens

 

Some Sample Photos:

I shot most of these sample photos using the Raw format, but I had to use Jpeg for the AutoHDR shots.

This first sample photo is a really cool retired Blue Angels plane just down the road from where I live. It makes for a great subject and has super high contrast as well. I focused about a foot down the nose and it’s clearly visible how much sharper f/8 is compared to f/2.8.

Be sure to Click the Photos for the 100% View!!

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100, 1/1250sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100, 1/1250sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100, 1/1250sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100, 1/1250sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 100, gorrilapod on fence

 

These next two shots are AutoHDR’s of my friend quad using the 6ev setting on the Nex-5n. The quad is a Bombardier 650 something or other if your wondering as I’ve never seen one before. My Brother and I ride Yamaha’s.  Some video footage from that ride using the GoPro HD Hero 2 over Here>> ff your interested.

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens, AutoHDR

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens, AutoHDR

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens, AutoHDR

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens, AutoHDR

 

This next snapshot on the deck is of my Brothers new puppy Sandy. She is a really cute rescue dog that has a heart of gold!!  Chubs and Layla in the background and my hand on the left as I was holding the camera in my right hand.

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 200

 

Here’s a few more snapshots from the deck using the Fisheye conversion lens on the 16mm E-mount lens and the Nex-5n.

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/640sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/4000sec, ISO 200

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/4, 1/4000sec, ISO 200

 

In this next shot I had the Tri-pod set up on the kitchen table and was pointing towards the living room. The lens does a  pretty good job all around considering the cost!

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/8, 1/4sec, ISO 400, tri-pod

 

A few more random shots from arond the house.

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/15sec, ISO 800

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/2.8, 1/15sec, ISO 800

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 100

Sony Nex-5n w/ 16mm lens and fisheye conversion lens @ f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 100

 

That’s about it for the (VCL-ECF1) Fisheye Conversion lens sample pics, but stay tuned for the 18mm Wide Angle conversion lens sample pics I’m currently working on taking!! Also, feel free to ask questions or give requests for photos samples, video, whatever…

 


Subscribe to sonyalphalab.com

Your support is greatly appreciated as we run this site in our spare time and are not paid. We can however, make a small commission if you click a product link that your interested in. That click will then give us credit if you choose to purchase any given item. This has no effect on the cost of the product, and is a simple way to give back to SonyAlphaLab.com for the effort and info we provide.

Also, be sure to keep following us on Google+, Twitter, RSS-feed, or Sign up for Email Updates!!

Direct Shopping Links – Thanks for your Support!!

BHPhotoVideo | Amazon – US, CA, UK | Adorama | Ebay – US, CA, UK, DE, FR, ES





Thanks,
Jay



About the Author

Jay
Hello, I'm the owner and operator of SonyAlphaLab.com. Please check out the About page for a full background on myself and the Lab ;) Google+ | Twitter | RSS-feed | Email Updates!!




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Protected by WP Anti Spam