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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2019 at 20:43
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Good to know. Just bought an as new used A6000 kit set (+16-50 and 55-210) for my daughter who is starting to show an interest in photography, and was thinking of a 1.8/50mm as well. I'll try before I buy.

I gave one of my daughters a NEX F3, and she prefers the 16-50PZ.

The APS-C 50mm F1.8 OSS is very good.

I haven't posted any pictures yet, but I've been using the Meike 6.5mm F2 on my A6000 for the past week. Except this past Sunday I tried the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 on the A77II.

Edited by QuietOC - 08 October 2019 at 20:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2019 at 21:01
I just finished with the A7RII - and there the AF is a lot better (my tests confirm the big difference between A7RII > A7II > A6000 (on AF with that specific lens). There are several 50mm versions - i'm talking about the low-cost FE (full frame) version f1.8.

The AF may be annoying - the lens itself for its price is unbeatable. The 50mm APS-C F1.8 should be a lot better on the a6000 though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2019 at 21:11
Thanks guys. I'll let her try the 16-50 OSS first and see how she goes, but will keep the 1.8/50 OSS in mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2019 at 22:03
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Good to know. Just bought an as new used A6000 kit set (+16-50 and 55-210) for my daughter who is starting to show an interest in photography, and was thinking of a 1.8/50mm as well. I'll try before I buy.
Fred, Ivo is talking about a different lens, the Full Frame 50/1.8 in E-mount. The APS-C version for the A6000 doesn't have this problem (I had one and it's excellent) and is lighter/smaller, but also slightly more expensive
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2019 at 22:25
Thanks Pieter, that is what I understood from Ivo's and Quietoc' replies.
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Some more comments.

Day 3:

Snegren - I like the composition on this one a little more than your previous shots. Really emphasizes the water (and therefore also the environmental concerns).

bigsi - lovely, moody shot, with an imposing foreground tree

Phil - the way you've framed this shot makes the car park geometrically interesting (I would not have guessed it was a car park)

Bonneville- I have often tried to make a photo out of such patterns in electrical lines, and never succeeded at it. You have with this shot. You can visualize the Phi effect in it. Well done.

Day 4

Bonneville- I think the same person did the pointing on my chimney! But I like the elements here - texture, juxtaposition of the vine/branch against the round metal thing.

Pieter- I'd guess this is a wooden replica of a cucumber. Or a wooden juicer for oranges. One can never have too many wooden cucumbers.

Alan - great landscape scene - framed by nature on all sides. I like how the path leads to a sort of arch created by the trees.

Bob J - I was thinking this is a very evenly-lit slinky... lightbox? Reminds me of the torus shape of a fusion reactor.

Edited by alpha_in_exile - 09 October 2019 at 04:05
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 04:58
Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Day 3:
Rovhazman: Interesting (and alien) landscape, works well with the two figures

Thank you, David!
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

Day 5
rovhazman- Not being a sun lover I find empty beaches are so much more evocative and photogenic than full ones, its good see how well they are looked after too. Also that CZ has superb flare control.

Thank you Simon.
For that same reason, for many years I used to visit the beach only at night - no sun, no crowd... Now with the kids I have no choice...
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 5:
@rovhazman - even so early in the day you can just feel the heat.

It was actually a nice weather at this time - only 33 centigrade...
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

DAY 3
rovhazman: I am really caught by this scene. Hard to imagine how kids would live and enjoy themselves in such an environment which seems so desolate if you are not used to that.

Surprisingly, the kids are quite happy... Apparently kids don't need too much - just give them space to run and they are happy...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 16:02
I've maintained my pic-a-day challenge but yesterday didn't have time to download the images and absentmindedly deleted them in camera. I was out on my bike ride for today's scene and didn't consider it worth returning home to attempt recovery.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 17:36
A very quick marker to acknowledge my absence for a few days. Life can get in the way sometimes.
I have read some great comments, not least concerning some of my own efforts from the first week, and I am enjoying seeing everyone’s pictures.
I’m back on track now and plan to post a couple of my latest from the hamlet and then catch up with commenting tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 17:39
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:


Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

DAY 3
rovhazman: I am really caught by this scene. Hard to imagine how kids would live and enjoy themselves in such an environment which seems so desolate if you are not used to that.

Surprisingly, the kids are quite happy... Apparently kids don't need too much - just give them space to run and they are happy...

I fully agree that kids don't need much. My youngest could play for hours with simple things, using her own phantasy. For many kids it would be good if they had a bit less than they do have now,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 20:12
Today we've had good performance even when during the blue hour - even at f11 not much hunting (it's not a speedrunner - but it worked fine on the A7RII).

The land is still wet from the last weeks of rain - but the harvest had to take place (lucky me...).

My comments for the days i didn't comment yet:

Jozioau - a few images with nice flowers, especialy the last one with the focus on the purple is a nice one. The buildings are not boring (mine always are) - and the rhinoceros-joke is also well done.

Bonneville - a carrot for a dog, that'll be fine for his eyes.

Gregja - i like the grass-tree - and the one with the two pieces of metal.

GlassEye - the B&W bears bound at the pole, i see the same thing here in Belgium - but i haven't the faintest idea why people are binding stuffed animals against light-poles.

Snegren - thank you for the mills - when do we see some bread? the last one is int he mist - must be the fault of the day before... Be careful!

Pegeli - as usual tons of nice images, and the first red paddo. I like the one from the "maas" on day 5.

bigsi - great landscape images - and the nice pigs, oh dear. That should go into the gallery. The day7 bee is magnificent. Only a small section is sharp, and it's the right one.

alanfrombangor - a pig followed by a fungus - is this contagious? It's so different from the others though.

Tricky01 - a mosquito followed by a fork - i'd rather see a forked mosquito. Both nicely done!

LAbernethy - Day 5 jumps out due to the subject - day 6 is a very nicely done sober object.

Phil Wood - the bridge (ok it's not the one from Madisson County - is still a nice sober one.

rovhazman - day 8 is just what i needed today - a nice sofa, and lots of sleep (or good company).

Fred_S - a strong series - ok few fungi - lots of flowers, but tons of colors.

clk230 - day 5 is my favorite in a very well made series about architecture or monuments (whatever you've chosen).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 21:09
Faves from day 7

bigsi - Very clever composition to show these critters in action. One of my favourite images of yours.
MiPr - Stunning colours leap off the screen. Good selective focus too.
mikey2000 - I'm just a big kid when it comes to photos out of a plane. I could look at these all day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2019 at 21:14
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I've maintained my pic-a-day challenge but yesterday didn't have time to download the images and absentmindedly deleted them in camera. I was out on my bike ride for today's scene and didn't consider it worth returning home to attempt recovery.


Sorry to hear that Alan, will you post some outaks from another day?
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Bob, I posted two taken today. Those I lost were nothing special so only a minor annoyance.
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