The “Un-Official” Non Native Lens Guide for the A7 Series cameras…

Otus in Mitakon eyes-07457
The ultimate lens, shot with hottest super fast entry, Mitakon 50mm 0.95, Dark Knight edition

In an effort to find the best lenses out there for the A7r, I put forth a simple open source Google sheets spreadsheet guide, that has started to take off! Starting with my own collection it’s now close to 80 lens profiles!   The “UN-Official A7r Non Native Lens Guide”  is public access, anyone can add a lens to it.  It is deliberately kept very simple with few headings with only short notes on each entry.  Essentially a quick reference guide to see if the lens you’re considering for your A7 series camera is worth investigation!  WE ask that people who participate keep it simple….  If two people have different experiences, just add them.  It’s not to argue, debate or judge.

Many wonderful legacy & modern options have made it on the list,

  • Canon FD 50mm 1.2L
  • Voigtlander 50 F1.1 Nokton
  • Zeiss Apo Distagon, Otus 55mm 1.4
  • Minolta Rokkor MC, 58mm f1.2
  • Mitakon 50mm 0.95 Dark Knight Edition
  • …. plus many more

The Sony A7 series is such a wonderful system with a litany of glass available, it seemed a natural fit to make this resource guide.  Never is it to be used for profit and it’s link is easily accessed in many Sony A7 related Facebook Groups.

Many adapter types are listed so you can see what was paired with the lenses.   For more in depth analysis please utilize Brian Smith’s awesome Sony A7 adapter guide.

I do ask that anyone sharing this guide please copy a link to my blog, webpage or both. I do have ongoing aspirations to be known as a Fine Art landscape photographer and some of my work has caught a bit of recognition.   I look forward to additional comments and suggestions!

The Canon FD & MC Rokkor PG 58mm captured with Pentax SMC 50mm 1.2

One thought on “The “Un-Official” Non Native Lens Guide for the A7 Series cameras…

  1. Regarding the A7- the following manual focus lenses play nice, using appropriate adaptor setup:

    Canon FD SSC Aspherical 85mm F1.2 prime
    Canon FD SSC Aspherical 55mm F1.2 prime
    Canon FD SSC Aspherical 24mm F1.4 prime
    Canon FDn SSC 35 – 105mm F3.5 zoom

    Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-Zoom 35 – 80mm f2.8 zoom
    Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm F1.2 prime

    Contax Zeiss T* 35 – 70mm F3.5 zoom
    Contax Zeiss T* 85mm F2.8 prime
    Contax Zeiss T* 45mm F2.8 prime

    Zeiss ZM T* 50mm F2 Planar
    Zeiss ZM T* 50mm F1.5 C Sonnar
    Zeiss ZM T* 35mm F2 Biogon
    Zeiss ZM T* 28mm F2,8 Distagon

    I don’t have a web site, but, if you are OK with this: I’m on Flickr, as Hewlbane

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