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  • Lens Lore • Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions? April 25, 2019
    Minolta 80-200 very sharp at 2.8 from 80 to 200, but I did micro adjustment in 80mm and 200mm , some people complain about 200mm, but they use this lens for Sony cameras without micro adjustments. In my camera set for Minolta 80-200: W end -7, in T end +10, and it's sharp like "a […]
    ValeryD
  • Lens Lore • Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions? April 24, 2019
    ValeryD wrote:So far I use almost every day Minolta 80-200mm HS APO F2.8. Can't complain about this lens. Sony 70-300 first generation slower than minolta 80-200 and not so accurate with AF. Second edition Sony 70-300 good, but Sony made this lens from one pice of the gold (by price tag). Tamron 70-300mm 2.8 USD […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Lens Lore • Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions? April 24, 2019
    [quote="sury"]Barry,I have 70-400 G gen I. I love it. Very fast focus. I have used it at car races, air shows and birds in flight with 90% hit rate.I have not used other lenses you mentioned. I held back on 70-200 range after purchasing 70-400 though I do feel an occasional itchto acquire a 70-200 […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! April 24, 2019
    Amazing, that it has come from a phone camera, Henry.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:42 pm
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! April 24, 2019
    Wow. Amazing detail in there, Valery.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:40 pm
    sury

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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

With the 24-70mm f/2.8 new Sony GM FE lens selling for £1799 (UK) and the A-mount version two 24-70mm f/2.8 for a full £100 more, the cost of a basic mid-range zoom to use with a camera like the A7RII remains very high. There are good arguments to be happy with the 24-70mm f/4 . . . → Read More: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Lensmate custom kit for RX100

Lensmate produce an ultra lightweight filter adapter for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, as well as selling some related accessories. We ordered from them a filter adapter kit including the 49mm threaded filter ring ($32.95) and to this order added Richard Franiec’s beautiful CNC machined aluminium custom body grip ($34.95) and a JJC Polycarbonate screen protector . . . → Read More: Lensmate custom kit for RX100

Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

OVER the past few days I’ve been looking at the NEX-5 and a range of lenses and optical systems. I’ve got adaptors for C-mount (16mm/TV/CCTV) lenses, Leica 39mm screw, Minolta MD and the LA-EA1 for Alpha A-mount. The NEX-5 has proved able to provide a surprisingly bright focusing image through a classic German microscope:

. . . → Read More: Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!