Sony/Minolta A Mount Picture Thread
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RickPerry
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
Total Posts: 743
Country: United States

Darn! I just missed a Minolta 35 f2 on buy/sell - I should have jumped on it!



spada
Registered: Sep 25, 2008
Total Posts: 229
Country: United States

Me too.
I don't really need one, but they don't come up for sale very often, and that one looked to be in great condition.



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 660
Country: Spain

Wow! I wasn't aware that I was this lucky



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

All these pictures were taken the same day using a Sony A77 with Contax C/Y Zeiss 35-70 mm lens with Leitax adapter. The location is near Mesa, Arizona, USA



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
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Country: Spain

Noce shots, Dale. I really like the first one.



RickPerry
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
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Country: United States

First bright day in a long time here in Coastal Maine! Got to take my A900 with ZA 24 f2 out for a quick spin.



ocean2059
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Country: United States

Rick, these are beautiful! I am glad to see that you're enjoying your ZA 24.



RickPerry
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
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Country: United States

Thanks Ocean - Yes I do like that lens - not only uber sharp but also balances on the A900 perfectly.



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 660
Country: Spain

A couple more from me:

Sony A900+Sony 70-300G
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8273820582_05a8ae7024_b.jpg

Sony A900+Minolta 28-135
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8273818088_dd290803e3_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8272746647_30246f0109_b.jpg



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

Sony SLT A77 with Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5 I found that using an M42 adapter with a 135 mm chip makes a big difference in sharpness as it allow the SteadyShot to function. Before I used the chipped adapter, I would have said the lens was not that sharp.



ocean2059
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Country: United States

Very beautiful image! Where so you order your chip? I am thinking about converting few old lenses for my A900. Thanks.



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

http://24.media.tumblr.com/d3fe85a467e3590c3fccbf821a61ecff/tumblr_mflgs9oVpA1rmsltbo1_r1_1280.jpg

Bit of Christmas decoration.



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 660
Country: Spain

Very nice! What lens?



BokehBeauty
Registered: Feb 06, 2010
Total Posts: 385
Country: Germany

ricardovaste wrote:
Here is one from this afternoon.

http://www.rharris-images.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/James-Kim-_-Web-Sample-01.jpg


The slight overexposure you did, suits the picture and the light-skinned girl perfectly. Beautiful, makes her so fragile. Would you mind sharing what you did?



ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 4513
Country: United Kingdom

BokehBeauty wrote:
ricardovaste wrote:
Here is one from this afternoon.

http://www.rharris-images.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/James-Kim-_-Web-Sample-01.jpg


The slight overexposure you did, suits the picture and the light-skinned girl perfectly. Beautiful, makes her so fragile. Would you mind sharing what you did?


Hey, that's an old one, you've been digging deep through the thread . Glad you liked it. It was quite straight forward: very harsh, mid day light, so I took her under the canopy of a small tree, making sure to not get too many hot spots. In camera, I metered for her skin tones, framed reasonably close (very minimal cropping), and used a wider aperture to enhance the softer, lighter feeling I was after. A bit of wind caught her hair, and she was very comfortable in front of the camera, those two elements are equally important. In PP it's quite straight forward, just moving the exposure to the right in order to lift everything (incl shadows), but not too far, adjusted by eye to liking. For such photos I also try to avoid anything too dark in the background as that really can spoil it.

Here is one of my last photos of 2012. Not my favourite, but I kinda liked the play on shadows I got. I hope fellow Alpha shooters enjoy many moments in 2013.

http://www.rharris-images.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SaraMichael_Web.jpg



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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Country: Czech Republic

Nice shadows.

Photo of that girl is pretty amazing.. Btw. you switched from A900 to A850?



ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 4513
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks Mescalamba. I've been using the a850 and a900 alongside each other for over a year now. With weddings I always keep two bodies on me at all times...



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 660
Country: Spain

Happy New Year to all!

Let me add some pics with the A900:

Sigma 24-70 2,8
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8307746637_173548f467_o.jpg

Sony 70-300 G
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8273820582_ee5d23c1f8_o.jpg

And one with the A700:

Tamron 200-500
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8325178121_97d0b72187_o.jpg



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

In response to source of M42 135mm chipped adapter


eBay Member: weakpotoman <weakpo_hw6246tef@members.ebay.com.hk>



jamesdak
Registered: Mar 16, 2004
Total Posts: 767
Country: United States

I'll play, let me dig up some old shots from the KM 7D:

Shot with the 300/4 G and a 1.4x t-con:

http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/63231975.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/62072889.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/61212264.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/60441074.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/60993375.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/jhuddle/image/92285239.jpg



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