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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


gosh, can't wait to see what the next episode will bring ...of the Kinon A-mount adventure.
and if you can make it swirl.


Well Ine, here is the next episode.
First some boring pictures of the lens itself

#1


#2


Both with Primotar 3.5/135mm (M42) on A99ii

And just a quick & dirty shot of my improvised mounting solution. Clamped in an adjustable m42 adapter, with some M42 macro tubes to fill the space.
This allows focusing at a distance of approx 25 cm from the sensor.



 



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ANd now some more results!

#3 Blue berry blossom. No swirl yet, but interesting bokeh anyhow.



#4 Apologies for another lavender shot . Looks a bit like swirl isn't it? At least the bokeh is embracing the subject .



#5 Thyme. But this looks like swirl, doesn't it?


So, with a fixed focus distance of 25cm, the options are limited, but it can be done on A mount!




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Very good bokeh Fred. For swirl you have to distance yourself. All I can say, what you need is FE (rhymes only for the Dutch).

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Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Meyer Optik Görlitz 1Q Domigor 4/135 (Pentina, converted to M42)
Aperture: f/4
Exposure Time: 0.01 sec (1/100)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 19:45
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Very good bokeh Fred. For swirl you have to distance yourself. All I can say, what you need is FE (rhymes only for the Dutch).

Thank Paul. I've got the message
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 22:31
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Very good bokeh Fred. For swirl you have to distance yourself. All I can say, what you need is FE (rhymes only for the Dutch).

Thank Paul. I've got the message

I'll shut up Fred
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No problem Paul, all advice is much appreciated and more than welcome!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MartyMoose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 15:18
first time out with the MOG 50 f/2.9. On a walking trail with my GF when we came upon some wildlife - a snake on the trail. All is well but the encounter meant it was time to go home (no pics of the snake, just run away!)

Grass


Red Robin


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ILCE's a6000, a7, a7ii
CZ Batis 25, 85, SEL's 55/1.8, 35/1.4, 16-70/4, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, 90/2.8G Macro, 55-210/4.5-6.3, 16-50/3.5-5.6, Rokinon E 12/2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 20:43
Join the club Marty! In am sure you will enjoy the lens. I think of the two shots the grass shot does most justice to the character of the 50/2.9

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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

On APSC you'll miss out on all the good stuff Fred! If I look into my cristal ball I see A7 in your future....

Keeping an eye on the (2nd hand) market to be honest, but haven't made my mind up which type to buy yet.
I'll stick to the A99ii as main camera.
A7m1 is not too expensive, but has no IBIS. I shoot a lot handheld. A7m2 prices are coming down as well. Not sure if I need the extra pixels of A7Rx.
M3 versions are a step ahead in terms of AF and battery life, but too expensive as my second camera.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

On APSC you'll miss out on all the good stuff Fred! If I look into my cristal ball I see A7 in your future....

Keeping an eye on the (2nd hand) market to be honest, but haven't made my mind up which type to buy yet.
I'll stick to the A99ii as main camera.
A7m1 is not too expensive, but has no IBIS. I shoot a lot handheld. A7m2 prices are coming down as well. Not sure if I need the extra pixels of A7Rx.
M3 versions are a step ahead in terms of AF and battery life, but too expensive as my second camera.

Yes, dilemmas. IBIS is a great plus, 24 MP is more than enough.

Edit: My A7Rii was second hand as well. Far superior to A7i in every aspect. Fits better in the hand. I particularly like its silent shutter, the A7i has a noisy shutter. Battery life is not great, so I have 6 batteries for two cameras just to be sure.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:25
Let's not be too dramatic about IBIS guys. I bought my a7 in 2013, I've made 25914 photos with it so far (and counting), the vast majority of those hand-held, and I can assure you, 99% of those were sharp (bokeh not counting as unsharp ).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 13:20
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Let's not be too dramatic about IBIS guys. I bought my a7 in 2013, I've made 25914 photos with it so far (and counting), the vast majority of those hand-held, and I can assure you, 99% of those were sharp (bokeh not counting as unsharp ).
+1

By the time you get to f/l's above 100 mm there is a slight advantage of IBIS, but using 1/fl as slowest shutter speed and a steady hand will result in many sharp pictures. I had the same experience with all my APS-C E-mount cameras, none of those had IBIS either.

I find the knobs/dials of the A7 "nicer" than the A7ii, however the lens mount of the A7ii seems a lot more sturdy then the A7. So both models have their (dis)advantages. Sensor performance is identical.

I think as a secondary camera both will be fine.
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Thanks guys!
Is there any noticable difference in view finder and/or LCD display?
( probably I can look it uo somewhere, but personal experiences might be more useful).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 23:31
Poppy

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Pentacon 2.8/135 AKA Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure Time: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
ISO: 800

1/1250 and ISO800, what was I thinking....


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