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firemist

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OK, so I was playing around with my new light tent, getting ready to help a friend shoot some of his gear he plans on selling. So I figured I might as well have my stuff be models. I need to iron the backdrop and get rid of a few wrinkles ;~/

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^^^I've tried getting the same type of shoots with just using a white back drop and found the key to getting it looking good is a large radius bend of the material from the flat of the floor to the back wall.
Your lighting looks good from a shadow standpoint.
 

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My recently acquired Steinheil Auto-Tele-Quinar 135mm f2.8 in Nikon F mount

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E-M5MarkII    OLYMPUS M.30mm F3.5 Macro    30mm    f/4.5    1/10s    ISO 1600
 

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New impulse purchase: the Thingify Pinhole Lens for E-mount, on my Sony A7RII:

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Apple    iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8    4mm    f/1.8    1/20s    ISO 40
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Apple    iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8    4mm    f/1.8    1/30s    ISO 32
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Apple    iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8    4mm    f/1.8    1/30s    ISO 40


Pics to follow in the adapted lens forum.
 
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Scored this one today, quite rare and in beautiful condition! Can't wait to see what I can do with the soft focus feature. More pictures of the lens here.

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ILCE-7    Minolta Auto Bellows Macro 100mm 1:4 8001099    100mm    f/16.0    1/60s    ISO 100
 

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I've never heard of this lens. I like Minoltas. I'm intrigued by your purchase.
 

firemist

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man that JCII sticker sure dates it lol.

I've never heard of this particular lens either, it is not marked as MC or MD I see.
 

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Scored this one today, quite rare and in beautiful condition! Can't wait to see what I can do with the soft focus feature. More pictures of the lens here.

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That really is a rare lens. I was with Minolta for almost 40 years before Sony bought the camera division of Minolta. I would have loved to have that lens, but I could never justify the cost to myself.

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man that JCII sticker sure dates it lol.

I've never heard of this particular lens either, it is not marked as MC or MD I see.
It has the MD looks but not a tab for setting the smallest aperture for the S-mode, as this was not deemed useful in conjunction with the soft focus setting, it would give unpredictable results. The MC/MD meter coupling is present however, so functionally that makes it an MC lens.
 

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Recently I have acquired a Minolta AF 200mm/F4 Macro APO G lens for my Sony A7III. I use the Sony LA-EA4 adapter for this combo, and it works very well. The AF is slow but adequate. It is a macro lens (1:1), so I mostly use manual focusing and that works very well with the big focusing ring. The use of the Minolta Angle Finder Vn (photo's 3 & 4) is very convenient in lower and vertical camera positions, or in sunny weather when you cannot see your subject in the tilt screen. It fits accurate on the viewfinder of the Sony A7 cameras.
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Normally I try to clean up my cameras to look nice before I shoot them, but I figure I'd shoot them how I normally use them daily...covered in lots of gaffer tape, cheap arca brackets and step-up adapters as ghetto short lens hoods! :D

I'm aware of tape over the brand and model badging to not let people know what you have, but why is there tape applied over your dials?
 

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I'm aware of tape over the brand and model badging to not let people know what you have, but why is there tape applied over your dials?

I'm an auto-ISO, aperture priority shooter. Plus when shooting with manual adapted glass I control aperture on the lens. I tape the dials so I don't inadvertently move them when putting the camera in-and-out of my bag. ;)

Though I replace the gaffer tape every so often to avoid hardening residue. I've been using a high quality roll of gaffer though that uses good adhesive, so I haven't had any issues lately. It'll take a good year or two before hardening residue sets in!
 

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I picked up a minty used copy of the Nikon 105mm 1.4 E lens for a really good price. So far focus seems spot-on using both my Nikon D750 and Sony A7 III + Commlite ENF-E1 adapter. Lens is sharp wide open, but with crazy/smooth OOF rendering. I'm split right now 50/50 if I should keep it or sell the lens, since I'd have to sell some stuff to make room. It's a bit slow to focus, kind of heavy, but it renders like no other lens on the market!

Size-wise it's a tad smaller than the Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art, but doesn't focus as fast. It also works fine on my Sony A7 III, which I find funny because some of the best lenses you can use on a Sony body is Nikon glass! :D

A couple shots of the 105mm 1.4 E mounted on the Sony A7 III + Commlite ENF-E1 Pro adapter:

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NIKON D750    50.0 mm f/1.4    50mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 400

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NIKON D750    50.0 mm f/1.4    50mm    f/2.5    1/125s    ISO 400

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The Grandpa Nikon 105mm 2.5 AI-S next to the Grandson 105mm 1.4 E:
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NIKON D750    50.0 mm f/1.4    50mm    f/2.8    1/125s    ISO 400

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by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
 

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