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  • AndyWear%s's Photo
    AndyWear has started 67mm lens cap for Zeiss Batis 25 f2 in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Hi guys, I lost my lens cap for Batis 25 and am looking for a replacement, but can't really find one designed for the batis.  Would any 67mm cap that zeiss makes fit?  I see mostly the on...
  • idsurfer%s's Photo
    idsurfer has posted in First day with A6500 in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Disregard my post above re: C2. I misunderstood your question. Basically I've changed the function of the actual "enlarge" button that is on the AF/MF-AEL switch on the back. I'm using it for back...
  • LiveShots%s's Photo
    LiveShots has posted in Sony GM 70-200 2.8 lens test by lens rentals in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    70-200mm @ F4 (A6500)  
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in legacy macro in Legacy Lenses.
    I'm soon to purchase my first macro lens.  There is not much info in the legacy forum about macro, can anybody recommend anything?   I use these dedicated macro lenses for FF and APSC...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in Roaming NY lens in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    If I were heading out to do your shoot, I be glad  that I already have your kit ... IOW you're all set.     OTOH if the NY trip is basically a good excuse  to buy another l...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    My brother's house if full of safari pix, printed about 30"  wide, all shot with an M-Leica which means the longest lens is 135mm. The safari vehicles get much closer to  animals than you...
  • MikeOfBonsall%s's Photo
    MikeOfBonsall has posted in What ND Filters Do I Need? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    Thinking of getting 55mm (of course) HOYA variable neutral density 1.5 to 9. $66.   Any thoughts before I do.   Thanks
  • Old Dog%s's Photo
    Old Dog has posted in 90mm macro vs. Batis 85, G-Master 85 for portraits in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    I  have both the 85 GM and the 90 MACRO. I love both of these lenses but I have to say when shooting portraits, the 85 is the clear winner for me. I love the weight of the lens, the vision of...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in What ND Filters Do I Need? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
        I do a lot of desert landscapes in very hot and bright weather and of course I can not stop down the A7 enough. What range of ND filters is recommended?    This defies...
  • Username%s's Photo
    Username has posted in Sony a6000 corrupts files saying it is "unable to display" in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Just reformatting the card doesn't assure  that the card itself is any good. OTOH the  card DOES record raw files successfully,  so it seems like the jpeg engine might be screwed up....
  • JimmyD%s's Photo
    JimmyD has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Exactly--200mm not enough; 300mm really not long enough either unless you are using on one of the crop bodies.This is why I suggested the 150-600 Tamron.
  • steve of stonehenge%s's Photo
    steve of stonehenge has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    In November last year I was on a barrier island of North Carolina (which we call the Outer Banks).  This island was protected and the only inhabitants were "wild horses".  These horses ha...
  • JimmyD%s's Photo
    JimmyD has posted in 90mm macro vs. Batis 85, G-Master 85 for portraits in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    I have used all three lenses quite a bit and there really can be no debate if the question is simply which of the three lenses is best for portrait work.It is the 85 GM.
  • JimmyD%s's Photo
    JimmyD has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    +1 for the FE 70-300 suggestion, particularly if you can pair it with an A6500 or A6300 which gives you 450mm.The lens is plenty sharp at 300mm.There is also the Sony A mount 70-400mm, which will w...
  • JimmyD%s's Photo
    JimmyD has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    I have the Techart and it is shockingly good.I have used with both Leica lenses, and also with the additional adapters that allow it to work with other legacy glass.In good light it is much faster...
  • KMG%s's Photo
    KMG has posted in What ND Filters Do I Need? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    Well, I don't have experience shooting desert landscapes but, after two or three martinis I'll believe I'm an expert I'll suggest my pragmatic approach based on shooting snow landscapes up north h...
  • Adrichardson%s's Photo
    Adrichardson has posted in legacy macro in Legacy Lenses.
    I've done a few tests (which I might write up if people are interested) with macro lenses on my a7ii.For the money, the Tokina 90mm f2.5 is an amazing lens, but needs a bit of work in post to get t...
  • MikeOfBonsall%s's Photo
    MikeOfBonsall has started What ND Filters Do I Need? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    I do a lot of desert landscapes in very hot and bright weather and of course I can not stop down the A7 enough. What range of ND filters is recommended?  
    • Username

       

       

      I do a lot of desert landscapes in very hot and bright weather

      and of course I can not stop down the A7 enough. What range

      of ND filters is recommended?

        

      This defies logic .... and physics.  

        

      The daylight exposure for ISO100 is f/16@1/100sec. 

       

      That leaves 5 more stops, via shutter speed, to deal 

      with brighter subject colors and unusually bright sun.   

       

      IOW f/16@1/4000 is 2 [or 3] stops underexposed for 

      an exceptionally bright subject on a very bright day. 

    • MikeOfBonsall

      Thinking of getting 55mm (of course) HOYA variable neutral density 1.5 to 9. $66.

       

      Any thoughts before I do.

       

      Thanks

  • MikeOfBonsall%s's Photo
    MikeOfBonsall has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    (Probably) best but most expensive: Sony 16-35/4 FE Second best but still expensive: Sony Zeiss 16-35/2.8 A mount Cheap as dirt but quite good if used stopped down ( at landscape apertures): Mino...
  • aliengrove%s's Photo
    aliengrove has posted in Minolta MC/MD lenses images thread in Legacy Lenses.
    Two from my current favourite, the Auto Rokkor PF 55mm f1.8   Rememberance by Jon, on Flickr     Born by Jon, on Flickr
  • addicted2light%s's Photo
    addicted2light has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    As I now have the 28-70 I realize what I need first is a short zoom like 10-35. Any suggestions in used glass? (Probably) best but most expensive: Sony 16-35/4 FE Second best but still expensive:...
  • MikeOfBonsall%s's Photo
    MikeOfBonsall has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    As I now have the 28-70 I realize what I need first is a short zoom like 10-35. Any suggestions in used glass?
  • addicted2light%s's Photo
    addicted2light has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    I own a number of Minolta lenses and can attest that the 50mm and 100mm 2.8 macros perform exceptionally well on my A7II. I still love to shoot now and then with my 35-105mm 3.5-4.4. When I purchas...
  • addicted2light%s's Photo
    addicted2light has posted in FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens ALTERNATIVE? in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    addicted2light,     I really appreciate your ongoing contributions regarding adapted lenses.   Have you had any experience using the Techart Pro adapter to give autofocus to manual l...
  • Lescatalpas%s's Photo
    Lescatalpas has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    The FE70-300 is quite ok for nature shots, certainly if you have an A7II or R or RII full frame.  There is a Flickr group,  https://www.flickr.com/groups/3016530@N22/ , on this lens, wher...
  • rayparlour%s's Photo
    rayparlour has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Thanks, not a big fan of superzoom. Hope to have a bit more quality on my trips. 
  • Phaethon%s's Photo
    Phaethon has posted in Dasha - Winter Portrait in People.
    And one more)
  • Phaethon%s's Photo
    Phaethon has started Dasha - Winter Portrait in People.
    Dasha - Winter Portrait. Sony A7 and SEL28F20.
    • Phaethon

      And one more)

  • alasdairmac%s's Photo
    alasdairmac has posted in Long lenses on holiday in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    It's not the fastest lens on the market, but when weight and luggage space are at a premium I turn to my Tamron 18-270. If you keep away from the very bottom and top ends of it's range, it gives ex...
  • andrevandrunen%s's Photo
    andrevandrunen has posted in Sony a6000 corrupts files saying it is "unable to display" in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    UPDATE: I discovered that when shooting RAW, this does not happen anymore. But I still wanted to be able to shoot JPEG without worrying that my pictures are being deleted.
  • timde%s's Photo
    timde has posted in Battery drain without using the camera (A7mII) in Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras.
    "Use Airplane mode when not using the camera and don't activate the auto switching EVF/viewfinder, even if the camera is powered off, the proximity sensor still works and drains the battery."...
  • Timo%s's Photo
    Timo has posted in Autofocus in action in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
    Here is my 'scooter' serie to test the A6500 with Sony A-mount 70-300 4.5/5.6 with LA-EA3 adapter. [attachment=4696:A6501374.jpg][attachment=4697:A6501375.jpg][attachment=4698:A6501377.jp...
  • cerimania%s's Photo
    cerimania has posted in Roaming NY lens in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Both the 24-70 GM and the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 are great options optically but they're fairly large and heavy. You may (or may not) find it wearing to lug one or both around NY all day. Something to th...
  • cerimania%s's Photo
    cerimania has posted in messenger bag for a7ii and grip? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Check out Think Tank's Retrospective line.   They don't scream photo equipment inside and are quite versatile. I own both the 5 and 7. I use the 5 when I'm only carrying the camera, an addit...
  • KMG%s's Photo
    KMG has posted in Roaming NY lens in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Both the 24-70 GM and the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 are great options optically but they're fairly large and heavy. You may (or may not) find it wearing to lug one or both around NY all day. Something to thin...
  • KMG%s's Photo
    KMG has posted in messenger bag for a7ii and grip? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    Check out Think Tank's Retrospective line.   They don't scream photo equipment inside and are quite versatile. I own both the 5 and 7. I use the 5 when I'm only carrying the camera, an additio...
  • cerimania%s's Photo
    cerimania has started messenger bag for a7ii and grip? in General Discussions about Sony Alpha.
    I am going on a trip too NY this year and I already have  a large Manfrotto bag that holds all my stuff with ease, but I really need a more and luggage sized bag, in a messenger form so I dont...
  • cerimania%s's Photo
    cerimania has started Roaming NY lens in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Hey, I am going to New York on holiday and I have the following kit.   Sony a7ii Batis 85mm f1.8 Batis 25mm f2 70-200 f4 LEE 100m filters     I am needing a general sheet photography...
    • cerimania

      Both the 24-70 GM and the Zeiss 35mm 1.4 are great options optically but they're fairly large and heavy. You may (or may not) find it wearing to lug one or both around NY all day. Something to think about.

      Personally, I'd opt for the small 35 2.8 as my walk around exploring lens. I'd probably toss the 25 and 85 into my bag for situations when I need wider or more reach.s, i

      Thanks, I agree with what you are saying, I will have a side messenger bag to take the weight off my shoulder so I am not too worried about that, its more the focal length, having never used a 35mm prime before, I said when I got my a7ii I would nly buy the best I could afford in terms of lenses, and I did have the 2.8, but for me found it too small, and hard to handle with my large hands if that makes sense?

    • Username

      If I were heading out to do your shoot, I be glad 

      that I already have your kit ... IOW you're all set. 

        

      OTOH if the NY trip is basically a good excuse 

      to buy another lens, just pick one that expands 

      either end of your kit ... wide or long, whichever 

      may be needed for your general all around use. 

      But for the NY trip, you're already equipt :-) 

  • idsurfer%s's Photo
    idsurfer has posted in First day with A6500 in Sony Alpha APS-C and NEX Cameras.
        @isurfer: nice suggestions for playback voor C1. But why for C2 as you have a special button for it?     I set C2 to ISO cause I initially disabled the wheel on the back....
  • rayparlour88%s's Photo
    rayparlour88 has posted in Samyang 50mm f1.4 AFq in Sony Alpha Full Frame Lenses.
    Photos look great, and the picture of the baby shows some nice bokeh. I wouldn't switch my 55F1.8 for this lens, but if I wouldn't have a 50ish lens, than there would be a thight race between this...