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Fun with Adapted Lenses (Image Thread)

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Minolta MD 135mm F 2 @ F 2 with Minolta MD 2X 300-S TC on A7r with Novoflex adapter
ILCE-7R       0mm    f/1.0    1/3200s    ISO 800
 

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c/y Zeiss 85/2.8

ILCE-7S    ----       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 100


ILCE-7S    ----       f/1.0    1/5000s    ISO 100
 

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I managed to use all 8 lenses in my Sony camera bag during our clubs location visit to East Bergolt (Dedham Vale in the UK) last week, as well as using a couple of supplementary lens (a Raynox & a crystal sphere) so here are a selection of those using adapted lenses (mainly with the IR blocking filter removed).
The Raynox shots were all with a native lens so don't belong here any more than the Samyang 14/2.8...
FWIW any lenses without the mount mentioned are in PK mount.

A Mirage 28mm/2.8 macro (using a variable ND filter for IR)
PK 28mm vari ND.jpg
ILCE-7M2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 640


I think this was one with the Russian '69-3' a 40mm/4 Triplet jury rigged to LM mount (again with the ND) - but it might have been the Industar as below:
industar 50 + vari ND.jpg
ILCE-7M2    FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    28mm    f/5.0    1/320s    ISO 1250

The collapsing Industar 50 (LTM mount) with a crystal ball (full spectrum this time)
industar 50 + crystal.jpg
ILCE-7M2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 1250


The Cosina 100mm/3.5 macro (again with the ND)
Cosina 100mm macro vari ND.jpg
ILCE-7M2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 640


And finally the Paragon 500mm/8 mirror lens with the IR block restored:
paragon 500 cat.jpg
ILCE-7M2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/1250s    ISO 1250

The hard vignetting in this last one is from the clip in hot mirror, which only seems to show on very long focal lengths.
 
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My favorite adapted lens Canon 100L IS Macro, actually my favorite lens on Sony 🤔
ILCE-6400    DT 100mm F2.8 SAM    100mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 800
 

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Picked up a Tamron 135mm f2.8 (CT135) fixed M42 mount for the steep, steep price of $10. Had a spot of fungus on the inside of the rear element. Had that sorted out after a quick YouTube search and about 5 minutes of work. Parked it on a cheap helicoid adapter for macro-optional work, and took it out for a spin on my weekly CSA pickup. Here’s the OOC JPEGs.

ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 100
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/160s    ISO 100
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 100
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 100
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 125
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 100
ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 200


Shot many of these into the sun, which yields the obvious and expected flaring, but I like the character of it. Sharpness is good, and colors render nicely. I’ll apply my standard editing baseline to these, and likely adjust contrast more on some, but I think this will be a fun addition to the bag. Soft at 2.8, but that’s a feature, not a bug for me. If I want sharp with more blown out OOF areas I can dial in the helicoid.
 

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With the helicoid fully extended, closest focus is about a half-meter. Here’s a shot at almost the closest focus, cropped (vertical crop of a horizontal shot, and then cropped in some more). This lens is plenty sharp, methinks....though this is at f8, which is generally decent on many lenses.

ILCE-7RM2    ----       f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 640
 

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With the helicoid fully extended, closest focus is about a half-meter. Here’s a shot at almost the closest focus, cropped (vertical crop of a horizontal shot, and then cropped in some more). This lens is plenty sharp, methinks....though this is at f8, which is generally decent on many lenses.

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1/2 meter is about right for most 135mm primes from those days.
Vintage Tamrons and Tasei lenses are wonderfully sharp. Nice find for $10!
 

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Petro..., what is diff between your ND filters and Infrared one? I nver think to use them cuz I have no clue
 

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Petro..., what is diff between your ND filters and Infrared one? I nver think to use them cuz I have no clue
Mine are a standard variable ND (basically 2 polarisers) when turned to their darkest they block most visual light, but still transmit about 50% of the IR. At their palest they transmit an average about 30% of visual light & 70% of the infra red, theoretically giving a degree of control of how much IR character a 'full spectrum' shot has. However I've not been overly impressed with the sharpness of shots done with the filter at other settings.
FWIW most standard photography filters transmit significant IR. Red orange & yellow filters are nearly all 'long pass' designs that transmit everything above their transition range and very little below it. Blue & green filters are more unpredictable I have green filters that transmit hardly any IR, others only giving about 50% transmission & more that transmit over 90%. (Determined thanks to a spectrometer at work).
Most ND filters also transmit IR, but you can get some that block IR to the same amount they do visual light - I've not found any of these IR blocking NDs at affordable prices.
 

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ILCE-7S    ----       f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 100


ILCE-7S    ----       f/1.0    1/3200s    ISO 100
 

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ILCE-7S    ----       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 100
 

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ILCE-7RM2    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 100

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Quantaray (Sigma) Tech-10 CN AF (autofocus, Canon EF mount) 24mm f2.8 lens, parked on my A7Rii via the Sigma MC-11 adapter:
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ILCE-7RM2    DT 24mm F2.8 SAM    24mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 125
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ILCE-7RM2    DT 24mm F2.8 SAM    24mm    f/2.8    1/60s    ISO 100
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ILCE-7RM2    DT 24mm F2.8 SAM    24mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 100
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ILCE-7RM2    DT 24mm F2.8 SAM    24mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 100
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Samples are OOC jpegs pulled to my phone. So.... bokeh is really nice to my eye. Close focus is really nice for this focal length. That, combined with solidly decent center sharpness will make for some fun work with this, I think. Obvious vignetting wide open, but again - that’s fine for my style for the kinds of images I will take at that aperture. Manual focus ring is TINY, but the action is nice.

Autofocus acquires fine, though expectedly slow-ish, holds decent in AF-C, and stays on target in AF-S. Decent AF coverage of the field of view for an old adapted EF mount lens, and better than I expected for an old third party lens. HOWEVER —- as you will find reported elsewhere, the noise this thing makes when autofocusing is horrendous. It sounds like you are tearing the lens apart every time the motor fires. Once you get over the worry that it’s about to explode in front of you, it’s okay. I don’t mind the noise, but many likely would. Not going to work for shooting theater... if you would try with 24mm f2.8 anyway.

I paid $40 shipped for this. I think I’ll like it much better than my $60 Canon 100-300, which I’m quite pleased with for its purpose, and expect this will spend a fair bit of time on my camera. I’ll post more pics as I take them, which will likely be soon based on these test shots!
 
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