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Close-ups of glass.

Started May 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Close-ups of glass.
May 21, 2012

These are all taken with the new NEX-7 over the last week. (Cherry-picked from 100s of listing shots for my ETSY store.) I wasn't sure how legacy glass would work out, compared to my EOS with its auto-focus image-stabilized zoom. Turns out I'm not missing those things at all!

This application - now 90% of my shooting - is what prompted me to go ahead and do mirrorless instead of a full-frame DSLR. The live-view focusing and quick handling seem to be really cutting down on those irritating OOF surprises.

At the moment, the best close-up lens I have is my old Nikon 35mm f/2. Who'd have thought? That certainly is not what I bought it for back in 1992 but it focuses nice and close and seems to be extremely sharp.

I welcome any critiques, hints & tips. (Glass is challenging so I can use all the help I can get!)

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