Examples from my copy of Minolta 35-70mm/3.5 (macro version)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dshin525, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 4, 2013
    To add to the ongoing support of this lens, I thought I'd add some pics I took this past friday at my son's last day of school festivities. It's a great all all around lens and sharpness is top notch, especially for a zoom lens. I kinda wished I had an AF lens tho...it's hard trying to keep up with a 3.5 old and manually focusing!
    The only adjustments were some cropping and auto enhancement on a couple using aperture. The inside pics were at 1600 ISO since lighting wasn't too good.

    _DSC2575. _DSC2583. _DSC2607. _DSC2644. _DSC2649. _DSC2650.
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great series. :)
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice set ;)
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Excellent.
     
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Great colours out of it and you seem to be doing just fine without AF.

    Nicely done!
     
  6. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Thanks but you should see the dozens and dozens that was totally out of focus!
     
  7. Hot Texas

    Hot Texas TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 30, 2013
    Very Nice, That lens is working for you!!!
     
  8. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Do you use RAW or straight out of camera JPGs ? The last (otherwise perfect) photo seems to have that telltale sign of Sony's NR.

    I find that shooting RAW is especially beneficial for legacy glass photos.
     
  9. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 4, 2013
    NR? What's that stand for?
    And I shoot all JPG. I ever shot RAW before. I know the benefits but i just don't have time to process pics all the time.
    Perhaps I should go JPG + RAW.
     
  10. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Noise Removal. In my opinion Sony's NR is absolutely overkill at the default levels, and still too aggressive even when set to low.
     
  11. dshin525

    dshin525 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 4, 2013
    gotcha. i just checked it and it was set at normal. i just changed it to low.