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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

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Hey Everyone, so I've been collecting legacy glass for a couple of years now. Wanted to figure out a good wide lens for my NEX6. the widest i have right now is my kit 16-50mm lens.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

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Legacy lenses are for 24x36mm format. Your camera 

is 16x24 format. The solution is a SpeedBooster, aka 

"focal reducer", aka "reverse tele-extender". You put 

something in the affordable 17 to 20mm range onto a 

SpeedBooster and you maintain 95% of the FoV plus 

lens speed at every stop is one stop faster. 

 

Ever notice that when you move a projector closer to 

a screen/wall to shrink the image size, that the image 

gets brighter and brighter, while getting smaller and

smaller ?  

 

A SpeedBooster uses its optics, instead of a physical 

change of distance, to shrink the image that the lens 

is projecting toward the sensor ... but the principle of 

"smaller makes brighter" still pertains. Thaz how each 

f-stop becomes twice as bright.  

 

Due to the relay optics nature of SpeedBoosters, they 

are physically a few mm shorter than an ordinary non-

optical [empty tube] adapter. Seems like a win-win, so 

there hasta be a catch, which is price :-(  

  

But, thaz the price. There's no really wide FoV legacy 

lens for APSC cuz, again, legacy lenses were made 

for a larger format. 


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:12 AM

So something like a metabones is my only hope for getting a great wide angle

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:49 AM

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So something like a metabones is my only hope for getting a

great wide angle

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You say you've been collecting legacy lenses for a coupla years. 

So that means there is one other option. Perhaps that collection  

justifies acquiring an a7 or a7-II body. 

  

For my use, APSC has only the slightest advantage over FF, so 

the only reason I have one FF Sony [I have 4 APSC Sonys] is to  

make use of my pile of cool lenses left over from the film era. All 

film lenses [OK, 99.9% of them] are acoarst FF lenses. 

 

Initially I used my Nikkors on APSC Sonys via a SpeedBooster, 

and I still do that. But I also wanted to use all my old Minolta AF 

lenses and Sony has very appealing adapters for them, but they 

have no focal reducing optics in them, so to use the full FoV of 

those lenses you need a FF body ... even tho these adapters do

function perfectly on the smaller bodies.   

 

  

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:14 AM

That is the long term plan, as far as finances allow. The short term was to get hold of the widest lens available in the prime lenses, something that even with the 1.6X magnification factor would give awesome wide angle.

The lowest I've found is 12mm lenses (19.2mm with crop factor), even of these i have no idea which ones are good

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