Joined on Feb 18, 2012

mcslsk's current gear

Sony a6500
Sony a7 III
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
This is my work horse. While there are FF moments, this camera is more than enough for 90% of whyt I do. Sold my a6400 because I couldn't get the OOC colors to match with ARW in IE and LR. Bought a second a6500 at the price of the a6400 which now sits on my E70350.
Color Polygons! Never again. I promissed myself. Got the EOS R. Thought about the EOS 6. But: Since my main gear is Sony APS-C, I have some FF FE lenses and adapted EF FF Holy Trinity, and the A7Mk3 is now only €1.600, and with the adapted lenses and the FE85 there are no Color Poylgons - I bought it again. Sold all EOS R stuff. The a7Mk3 at this price point is probably the best value one can get. Great image qualtiy (if no Color Polygons :-) )
Used either with the E1650PZ or the Sigma 2.8 prime trio, this is the smallest and least expensive APS-C package. The image quality is still amazing.
Sony Alpha NEX-6
Canon EF 135mm F2L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM
Back-up camera and thrid body when I take three zooms (1018, 1655 and 70350) on a tour. Sits on the 1018.
A wondeful lens that works like a charm on the a6500 and a7M3.
Great IQ at a very good price. Works and handels very well on the a7M3.
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM
It is a good lens, it is inexpensive. Works well on the a7M3
Excellent lens, works well on the a7M3. Best price, size, IQ ratio in this focal range.
This is one hell of a lens at an unbelieveable price. @2.8, it is sharper than the Sonnar E 24/1.8T - and it stays sharper up to f8. AF is not bad with the MBIV and the latest firmware. The best 24mm Option for Sony APS-C.
Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II
Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS / Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS
Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS / Rokinon 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS
Mk II is amazing
Very nice cost benefit ratio. Small, yet very good IQ. It extends the wide angle reach when I am out with the Sony 18135
Very sharp, very fast. But "boring" and large compared to the Voigtländer 21.
Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE / Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | C (E/EF-M mounts)
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN Art
Outstanding IQ at this price point. The size and weight turn an a7M3 into a compact camera :-)
Only issue is with AF-S @ f2.4 and f2.8. Otherwise a really very good lens.
Throw two of the Sigma 2.8 trio lenses into your left pocket and the NEX5 with one of them on into your right and enjoy your day.
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C (E/EF-M mounts)
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C
AF-S issue @f2.0 to f2.8 but otherwise great lens.
Excellent IQ at a very nice size and price. The 2.8 Sigma trio is hard to beat overall.
It is a "Wow" factor lens.
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
You just can't beat the price. One of the best.
It seems that I finally obtained a copy that I like.
I have seens worse images. Good for casual shootings and when on the bike. Shines on the NEX5.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony E 20mm F2.8
The best lens for the system. Performance at prime level.
Just bought it again. Range, size and IQ make it a perfect travel companion.
Makes the NEX5 and NEX6 as small as it gets.
Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
Sony FE 85mm F1.8
Solid performer with a nice large focal range.
I have read many bad things about the lens. Part of it was the testing on an a7r, may be early QC issues, too. My copy performs well. In fact, I got it for half the original list price and are very happy with the results. Not for pixel peeper, though.
Excellent nice lens, good price, excellent sharpness even wide open. Yet small and light. Using it on the a6500.
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar
Google Pixel 4
Wonderful for street fotography
Shows why mobile phones are taking over
Other gear:
  • CZJ Biometar 2.8/80
  • CZJ Biotar 2/58
  • CZJ Flektogon 2.8/35
  • CZJ Flektogon 20f2.8
  • CZJ Flektogon 4/20
  • CZJ Sonnar 2.8/200
  • CZJ Sonnar 3.5/135 MC Electric
  • CZJ Sonnar Q1 4/135
  • CZJ Tessar 2.8/50T
  • Meike 25f2
  • Meike 35f1.4 Amazing at that price point
  • Minolta MC Tele Roccor 100/2.5
  • Minolta MD 3570/3,5 MACRO
  • Minolta MD 50/1.4 This one is as good, and it parts better, than the Sigma 60mm 2.8 on APS-C
  • Minolta MD 70210/4
  • Minolta MD 85/2 This one beats the FE85/1.8 on APS-C
  • Minolta MD Rokkor 2450/4
  • Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 135/2.8
  • Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 200/4
  • Minolta MD W.Rokkor 24/2.8
  • Minolta MD W.Rokkor 28/2
  • Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35/1.8
  • MOG Lydith 3.5/30
  • MOG Orestegor 4/200
  • MOG Orestegor 4/300
  • MOG Orestor 2.8/135
  • MOG Telemegor 5.5/180
  • Voigtländer 21 f3.5 Perfect for street with pre-focus and DoF
  • Zonlai 22f1.8

mcslsk's previous gear

Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Amazing IQ to this very day.
This one I really liked. Too bad Canon made no effort to turn this into something fast :-(
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2)
Canon EOS 7D
Sony Alpha NEX-3N
Sony a7
Sony a6000
Sony a7R II
Sony a6300
Canon EOS R
Sony a6400
Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
Even the size doesn't really help. Was ok on a NEX3, a6300 seems just too juch for it.
Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF / Rokinon 85mm F1.4
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
Samyang 16mm F2 ED AS UMC CS / Rokinon 16mm F2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Just too big and heavy. Unfortunately
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5–5.6 IS STM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM
Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS / Rokinon 50mm F1.2 ED AS UMC
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE
Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM
Huawei P20 Pro