4 Primes

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chiue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,024
4 Primes

Sorry nothing about Kodak. But just an update to about gears.

The Konica AR to Sony E-mount adapter arrived today. Now I'm able to use my 4 Konica prime lens with the A6000 body.

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Wayne46 Regular Member • Posts: 347
Re: 4 Primes

That's interesting, chiue. Are there any trade-offs in terms of aperture size, change in light entering through the lens and the actual size of the image?

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OP chiue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,024
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Wayne46 wrote:

That's interesting, chiue. Are there any trade-offs in terms of aperture size, change in light entering through the lens and the actual size of the image?

With these prime lens, need to set to A-mode, then manually select the aperture. I can use all the apertures of the 40mm F1,8 to F22. The A6000 will select the shutter speed. The APS-C has a crop factor of 1.5, therefore my 40mm lens will become 60mm, the 50mm will become 75mm and the 135mm will become 200mm.

Just took a few shots with the 40mm and 135mm this afternoon, the pictures were a bit under and the contrast was a bit flat. However, it can easily be fixed by PP with a click on Auto Level. There are some settings in the A6000 I'll need to test out and also the +/-EV.

So far I'm liking it. Of course focusing will be manual (to my surprise the manual focus was quite easy) and I lost the IS. If I need speed, I'll go back to the kit lens.

40mm

40mm

135mm

135mm

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Sactojim Veteran Member • Posts: 6,661
Re: 4 Primes

Wow, you are set with those lenses! The images look fine and glad to see them working for you. Love some of the older glass. I have 2 vintage lenses for my Pentax K-50..built like a tank.

Wayne46 Regular Member • Posts: 347
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I agree with Jim; very good image quality. Since  you now have to manually focus, is there a focus indication in the viewfinder confirming correct focus?

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OP chiue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,024
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

Wayne46 wrote:

I agree with Jim; very good image quality. Since you now have to manually focus, is there a focus indication in the viewfinder confirming correct focus?

Yep, so far been positive. However, still need some more testing with different settings.

The A6000 has a function call Peaking Level and Color, this function enhances the outline of the object in the in-focus ranges with a specific color (I set it to red) when focusing manually. It does make manual focus a lot easier.

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Spiridakis Michael
Spiridakis Michael Senior Member • Posts: 2,789
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

Nice Legacy set Chiue I would love to see some work with your f/1.4, I had a love/hate time with an Olympus OM 50/1.8 a Tokina OM 135/2.8 and the Beast the ROKKOR 58/1.4 but I sold them all except the Beast the Minolta that is a very difficult lent that I love and I am strongly thinking to pare with a booster...

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Wayne46 Regular Member • Posts: 347
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

Beautiful image. It has an ethereal quality in the way the light envelopes your subject. I love the expression you've captured. This is a wall hanger. Nice work.

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OP chiue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,024
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

Spiridakis Michael wrote:

Nice Legacy set Chiue I would love to see some work with your f/1.4, I had a love/hate time with an Olympus OM 50/1.8 a Tokina OM 135/2.8 and the Beast the ROKKOR 58/1.4 but I sold them all except the Beast the Minolta that is a very difficult lent that I love and I am strongly thinking to pare with a booster...

Nice set Mike. The Oly OM-D is a really nice camera. My first SLR was a Minolta SRT 101 with Rokkor 1.8 (that was long time ago).

That was a really solid camera and nice lens.

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Wayne46 Regular Member • Posts: 347
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

chiue wrote:

Nice set Mike. The Oly OM-D is a really nice camera. My first SLR was a Minolta SRT 101 with Rokkor 1.8 (that was long time ago).

That was a really solid camera and nice lens.

The Minolta SRT 101 was a rock solid camera. You could drive nails with that camera's body. My first was a Yashica FX2 which also had a solid body. I later went on to the Minolta line (XD-10) and several others beyond. Like you said - it was a long time ago.

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Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

Wayne46 wrote:

chiue wrote:

Nice set Mike. The Oly OM-D is a really nice camera. My first SLR was a Minolta SRT 101 with Rokkor 1.8 (that was long time ago).

That was a really solid camera and nice lens.

The Minolta SRT 101 was a rock solid camera. You could drive nails with that camera's body. My first was a Yashica FX2 which also had a solid body. I later went on to the Minolta line (XD-10) and several others beyond. Like you said - it was a long time ago.

I agree, Wayne. The Minolta XD-line were fantastic. I've had the Minolta XD7 (in USA known as XD11) with 3 Rokkor MD lenses: 20mm F2.8, 50mm F1.7 and the 75-200 Zoom. The XD served me well for about 25 years.

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Wayne46 Regular Member • Posts: 347
Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

RotBart wrote:

Wayne46 wrote:

The Minolta SRT 101 was a rock solid camera. You could drive nails with that camera's body. My first was a Yashica FX2 which also had a solid body. I later went on to the Minolta line (XD-10) and several others beyond. Like you said - it was a long time ago.

I agree, Wayne. The Minolta XD-line were fantastic. I've had the Minolta XD7 (in USA known as XD11) with 3 Rokkor MD lenses: 20mm F2.8, 50mm F1.7 and the 75-200 Zoom. The XD served me well for about 25 years.

Hello, Gerardo.

After many years of service I opted for the Maxxum line. It's so long ago now but I'm pretty sure I ended up with the 8000 here in the US. One thing that can be said for Minolta was the Rokkor glass. I hope Sony continues that proud tradition. Sometimes I miss the old film days.

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Re: 4 Primes....Wayne, Jim...

I'm glad you got the adapters.  I use a m42 to M43 adapters to run my Pentax Takamur lenses on my Pen camera.  I look forward to seeing some of your posts with the Legacy lenses.

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Chiue, how do you like manual focus?.

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OP chiue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,024
Re: Chiue, how do you like manual focus?.

Hal, the peak level function of the Sony make manual focus very easy. I could not get the focus magnification to work with the legacy lens (most likely due lack of comm between the lens and body) but the peak level provides very good focusing result if not better.

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