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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
guardian wrote:
Can anyone help? Which Sony FF camera body has the angled pixels?

I think side looking (angled) pixels closer to the periphery of the frame (i.e., of the sensor) would help with my shorter focal length MF lenses. I do not want a FF camera body which has all the pixels looking straight ahead.

Also, does any other camera body manufacturer have this feature?


IMHO there is no Sony FF camera with angled pixels. That's one of the reasons for the problem with the wide angle RF lenses (besides the thick sensor stack issue).

Best FF camera in this respect is a Leica. There is no alternative to that.

If APS-C is good enough for you, then look for the Ricoh GXR-M which is IMHO still the only ever built camera which offers this feature. It was purely designed for the use with old RF lenses from the film age. Therefore color cast and smearing edges don't exist with this camera, not even with the first generation Voigtländer 12mm/F5.6 or 15mm/F4.5 lenses in LTM/M39 (which are known trouble makers, even on most other APS-C cameras).

Therefore either Leica (FF) or Ricoh (APS-C) or use lenses rather designed for these modern digital cameras which don't take care about the compatibility with old wide angle RF lenses. Anyway, there are some older SLR lenses which don't make troubles on the new Sony FF cameras. I'm using several Minolta SLR wide angle prime lenses (both MF and AF) successfully on my Sony A7R II (20mm/F2.8, 24mm/F2.8, 28mm/F2.8 and 35mm/F2.0). As already stated before, the A7R II and III models are better compared to most other A7-series models but still struggle with some wide angle RF lenses to a certain extent.


I've mounted a first generation Voigtländer 15mm/F4.5 lenses with LTM/M39 mount, on a Nikon Z6. No sign of any color problems and the corner softness is nothing more than normal.
Test shot to show corner detail:



PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dnas wrote:

I've mounted a first generation Voigtländer 15mm/F4.5 lenses with LTM/M39 mount, on a Nikon Z6. No sign of any color problems and the corner softness is nothing more than normal.
Test shot to show corner detail:


I have the same lens. Here is a test shot from my Sony A7R II with the CV 15/4.5 M39 and there are no traces of either color smearing or extraordinary corner softness as well: