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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 17:24
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

I find that all the latest glass has either a name like Zeiss, or Batis or Luxia on it, or has things like G, GM , whether its A or E mount, and the price is crazy, not everyone needs fast glass, all I needs is good glass at reasonable prices.

Surely it must be possible to make and sell a 135mm f2.8 for around £250.

Its not all about speed.

There are some nice affordable Canon lenses that adapt pretty well.

Samyang has growing collection of AF FE primes.

There's a pretty large discount on the Batis 135 F2.8 APO right now . A more affordable design like the Minolta AF 135 F2.8 has a lot more chromatic aberration.
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Even with the cashback that lens is over 1200 GBP, not exactly affordable. If you want affordable go Sony 85/1.8.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Even with the cashback that lens is over 1200 GBP, not exactly affordable. If you want affordable go Sony 85/1.8.


Yep, exactly what I do. I use it in APS-C crop mode to get 130mm f2.8 and I still retain 18mp which is plenty of resolution.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 19:08
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:


I still find it hard to work out how you meter with a fully manual lens too
I can try to help (since I do that a lot), but maybe we should start a new thread on that? Seems a good subject in this forum.Why don't you start there describing what your problem is and then others (and me) can chime in with their methods and experience.


If you have a fully manual lens, you cant use a programmed mode, or can you?, Aperture or shutter priority is out of the question.

Do you have to set it all manually (ISO shutter speed and aperture) then make corrections in your settings?, if so, that would be very time consuming.

I ask these things because I want to go to the A7 for full frame, and maybe try some of the older glass out there
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 19:26
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:


If you have a fully manual lens, you cant use a programmed mode, or can you?, Aperture or shutter priority is out of the question.

Do you have to set it all manually (ISO shutter speed and aperture) then make corrections in your settings?, if so, that would be very time consuming.

I ask these things because I want to go to the A7 for full frame, and maybe try some of the older glass out there


I think there are two scenario's

1: setting auto iso:
you can use all modes (program, aperture priority and shutter priority) and the camera will adjust automatically to what the meter tells. Only with shutter priority you might get out of the uasable iso range and when that happens your images will either be over or under exposed (depending which side of the iso range you run into the limit.

2: setting a fixed iso value
In a program mode the camera will still adjust shutter speed to make the measured exposure
In shutter priority it becomes the same as a manual setting
In aperture priority it will vary the shutter speed to get the measured exposure (so the same as in program mode)

Only other thing to note is that not in all program modes you can set a fixed iso, some programs only work with auto iso.

My most used mode is aperture priority/auto-iso. Works for 95%+ of my images with manual lenses.

Hope this helps

Edited by pegelli - 25 December 2018 at 19:30
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 19:36
Thanks for coming back to me, but, if you are using Aperture priority, ( preferred mode ), do you have to select that aperture you want on the lens, then using scroll wheels select it on the body?

these may seem stupid questions, but I cant get my 58 year old head around it

surely you must have some electronic connection between body and lens to use all modes?

Edited by sploosher - 25 December 2018 at 19:40
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 19:37
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Hope this helps

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 19:41
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

Thanks for coming back to me, but, if you are using Aperture priority, ( preferred mode ), do you have to select that aperture you want on the lens, then using scroll wheels select it on the body?

these may seem stupid questions, but I cant get my 58 year old head around it
The camera doesn't see any aperture and you get -- (two dashes) where the aperture value is normally shown. The camera will just take the amount of light coming through the lens for granted and adjust shutter speed/iso to get the exposure in accorance to what the meter tells it to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2018 at 20:41
ah right that explains things............thanks
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Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Oh that and IBIS


And that great a6500 buffer too. It does have advantages, and I considered it very carefully before deciding on the a6300.

The 6300 is designated as a crew camera, for video only. It will probably be used more by other people than me, for behind the scenes work. All will be encouraged to pick it up and shoot whatever. It is set for Advance IAuto, so it's kind of foolproof... cept when a fool such as I picks it up.

Had I intended the camera for stills, then the 6500 IBIS and buffer would have made a deciding difference. But the 6500 video IBIS doesn't rate very well, not much different than the 6300 with OSS lenses, which I have. And the buffer doesn't matter for video. And if someone drops it, then it won't sting as bad... not quite.

I also considered the RX10mkII, but it doesn't shoot as wide as the 10-18mm.


Ah right. I have a Panasonic LX100ii (recently upgraded from LX100) for pretty much the same purpose and time lapse. It's a really joy to use. I really a enjoy the body style.

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What makes the E-mount line up easier to list, is I've not had years of accumulating lenses. My first native FE-lens was bought November last year.

The General Purpose Lenses
Sony 24-105mm G (new)
Sigma 100-400mm (new). This was an odd purchase as when it was announced I sent a query about the price and availability to a dealer, and it turns out n they thought it was a pre-order. Fortunately it suits me well.

The Landscape Lenses
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (used). This is a superb wide angle.
Tamron 35mm f2.8 (new). Optically it is extremely good and some reviewers (philipreeve) rank it better than the Sony 35mm f2.8.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f2.0 (new).
Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 (new).

I'm of the view that one of the appeals of the E-mount is you can make lenses smaller. The large GM and Sigma ART lenses whilst amazing, seem in conflict with that mirrorless promise. Plus all the Loxia lenses have the same 52mm filter size, which is pretty handy for those times you end up using filters.
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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

I'm of the view that one of the appeals of the E-mount is you can make lenses smaller. The large GM and Sigma ART lenses whilst amazing, seem in conflict with that mirrorless promise.
Actually, I wouldn't say GM lenses are automatically that large: at least FE 1.4/24 GM is surprisingly compact for a lens with those specs.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

I'm of the view that one of the appeals of the E-mount is you can make lenses smaller. The large GM and Sigma ART lenses whilst amazing, seem in conflict with that mirrorless promise.
Actually, I wouldn't say GM lenses are automatically that large: at least FE 1.4/24 GM is surprisingly compact for a lens with those specs.


True, but in general the GM lenses are large. There’s not really a noticeable reduction in size to take advantage of the smaller form of the E-Mount. I think there is still a market (say with hikers or travellers) for lenses with a small form but good optics and build.
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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:



The Landscape Lenses
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 (used). This is a superb wide angle.
Tamron 35mm f2.8 (new). Optically it is extremely good and some reviewers (philipreeve) rank it better than the Sony 35mm f2.8.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f2.0 (new).
Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 (new).


The fact that there is a loxia 35mm f2 and not having it instead of the tamron would be killing me because of OCD

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:


True, but in general the GM lenses are large. There’s not really a noticeable reduction in size to take advantage of the smaller form of the E-Mount. I think there is still a market (say with hikers or travellers) for lenses with a small form but good optics and build.


Indeed and there are now plenty good lenses that are small but still optically great.
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