This is part 6 in a series of posts on a prototype of the Kolari Vision thin-stack sensor modification for the Sony a7II. The series starts here.
The Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super Elmar-M ASPH is a darned good lens on the Sony a7x cameras, though it likes a little stopping down. How is it on the Kolari-modified a7II?
The scene, at f/5.6, with both a stock and a Kolari-modified a7II:
Same color shift we saw in the earlier pictures.
In the lower left corner, at all whole apertures, enlarged 3:1, processed in Lightroom with daylight white balance and otherwise default settings:
A huge difference in favor of the Kolari mod.
Darned good performance from the Kolari, and smeared from the standard sensor.
The standard sensor is doing a fair to middling job. The Kolari is excellent.
The standard sensor is good. The Kolari is excellent.
Both are softening up because of diffraction. The Kolari is ahead by a nose.