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New Zeiss Touit 12mm delivers highest level of image quality on Sony Nex-7. This Zeiss lens is quite large but is a real top performer, very impressive.
On the minus side for the Touit is a strange behaviour with AF on Nex-7, it is nearly useless because slow. The lens is pumping back and forth for each focus. A firmware update is by the way expected from Sony this summer. I hope it will correct this drawback. Manual focus is now what I use, and this is very comfortable on the Nex. Another drawback is that the lens is not recognized by Nex-7 to adjust microfocus. Not a major drawback on this 12mm but definitely one on the Touit 1.8/32 which is shifted on the lens I have. This will come maybe with next firmware too.
Here are 2 pictures taken with Nex 7 (left) and Leica M 240 (right) at f4 on both lens (Leica has handicap of full aperture, noticeable on corners)
This could seem strange to mount such a beast of a lens on the new Leica M, but results are amazing and better compared to a Canon camera. Only problem is that you have no IS and no AF, and it becomes a challenge to focus right and not shake. But for landscape photography this is absolutely OK. You actually profit a lot from Leica sensor with NO antialiasing filter. New long lens photo quality level is now reachable for landscape photographers.
The following photo was taken at night with lens aperture fully opened at f2.8 and camera set at ISO 800. Raw photo converted to jpeg in LR4.4. No correction except exposure compensation for photos to look equally exposed.
The first thing you will see is a real increase of details in Leica M picture. Colors are also more natural, less “synthetic” than Canon.
Here is a new picture made at full aperture, by night
Here is a LEICA M PROFILE for Lightroom (done with Color Checker Passport, recently updated to a two illuminants daylight+halogen profile):
On a Mac the file has to be copied to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles. On a PC I don’t know the location but this shoul be easy to find on internet.
In Lightroom, go to develop mode and to the bottom on the right side pane in “Camera Calibration”. Here select the Profile “LEICA M (Type 240)”.
Try this profile and judge by yourself. There is some difference compared to the “embedded” profile in the Red rendition.
Here are Raw files for a daylight photo I took with the same Noctilux lens on both cameras at 1/350s f8 fixed daylight white balance.
The difference is very thin between the two cameras, and this is because M9 is already a very good camera up to ISO 1250.
I see 2 advantages of the M here:
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