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Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2272
Country: Germany

alan_m wrote:
Beautiful shots Phillip. The specular highlights in the first are a bit wierd - typically oval towards the edges, but some are round and others hexagonal-ish in the center? Did you somehow combine two shots or something or is the SEL3035 aperture not quite round wide open? But no offence intended, it's a gorgeous shot regardless!

I mislabeled it, as the exifs show it was taken @f/5.6. I have no explanation about the weird shapes of the specular highlights



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Phillip Reeve wrote:
alan_m wrote:
Beautiful shots Phillip. The specular highlights in the first are a bit wierd - typically oval towards the edges, but some are round and others hexagonal-ish in the center? Did you somehow combine two shots or something or is the SEL3035 aperture not quite round wide open? But no offence intended, it's a gorgeous shot regardless!

I mislabeled it, as the exifs show it was taken @f/5.6. I have no explanation about the weird shapes of the specular highlights

Ah - the highlights presumably become more round towards the edges with the more oblique angle. And this might be evidence of field curvature of the lens design, which could be why the edges never catch up with the centre stopped down!



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

A couple of flower shots to show off how good Phllip's are. Especially if you think he is using a cheapo Sony macro lens, whereas I am using the great Leica R 60mm Makro...



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Country: United States

tranhtn, Nice shots and your technique is instructive. Thanks!



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
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Country: United States

Phillip, love the set of the foliage and dew drops. I've wondered what can be done with the Sony macro... now I have a pretty good idea. In the right hands it looks like it can really sing!

Alan, nice work with the OM 50/1.8. I owned that lens for a short time and thought it was much, much better than the price would suggest.



taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 824
Country: United States

Tran, that is nice stuff with the product shots, proof that great results, even for product can come from inventive affordable solutions. I tip my hat to you sir.

@everyone, I am loving the flowers on this page.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Jacob D wrote:
Alan, nice work with the OM 50/1.8. I owned that lens for a short time and thought it was much, much better than the price would suggest.

Thank you Jacob. Yes, I think it is a fantastic lens, regardless of price. Mine is "made in Japan", serial# 4million+, allegedly the better one. Manages to be sharp wide open yet smooth and soft, and a razor stopped down . A few more from it on the original NEX-5:


Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina) by specularist, on Flickr


Leaves by specularist, on Flickr


Emmett by specularist, on Flickr



perost
Registered: Mar 16, 2013
Total Posts: 52
Country: Sweden

It seems I'm not the only one who's noticed that spring has finally arrived, judging by all the great shots lately Here's a couple of Anemone hepatica shots of mine, all with the Contax S-Planar 60/2.8 and NEX-7.







Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2272
Country: Germany

perost wrote:
It seems I'm not the only one who's noticed that spring has finally arrived, judging by all the great shots lately Here's a couple of Anemone hepatica shots of mine, all with the Contax S-Planar 60/2.8 and NEX-7.


nice one, #2 is my favorite

it feels so good to have some fresh colors, daylight and sunshine! so please forgive me for spamming this thread








SirJon
Registered: Jul 17, 2012
Total Posts: 36
Country: Italy

Nothing less than beautiful Phillip

nex5n G45






joanlvh
Registered: Oct 19, 2008
Total Posts: 1750
Country: United States

nex 7 + Voigt 50mm



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3731
Country: Czech Republic

Phillip Reeve

I dont think that person with sense for beauty can complain about too much of your photos.

How you managed to squeeze 3D from 50/1.8 OSS is bit mystery to me..



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12607
Country: United States

Mescalamba wrote:
Phillip Reeve

I dont think that person with sense for beauty can complain about too much of your photos.

How you managed to squeeze 3D from 50/1.8 OSS is bit mystery to me..


is the 50 OSS not supposed to be good for 3D? it's always looked quite good to me. how do you like the lens phillip?



Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
Total Posts: 1599
Country: United States

I know you didn't ask me, but I'm surprised at how much I'm liking my 50 OSS. Here's a recent one I took with it.








sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12607
Country: United States

Jeff Kott wrote:
I know you didn't ask me, but I'm surprised at how much I'm liking my 50 OSS. Here's a recent one I took with it.








lovely! both the 35 and 50 OSS lenses look like they could be my kind of lenses drawing style wise. i just haven't gotten them because i'm turned off by dealing AF lenses on the NEX.


Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
Total Posts: 1599
Country: United States

Derek,
I never thought I would like using autofocus on my NEX, but I found it's so much easier than MF when I"m trying to get photos my kid who is rarely still. I almost exclusively use Face Detection mode and I'm surprised at how well it works. Much better than trying to make sure your AF spot is on the eye and not the eye brow.



vdodan
Registered: Apr 24, 2013
Total Posts: 3
Country: China

Nex 6 + Konica Hexanon AR 57mm f/1.4







Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2272
Country: Germany

sebboh wrote:
is the 50 OSS not supposed to be good for 3D? it's always looked quite good to me. how do you like the lens phillip?

Quite a bit.

  • Bokeh is super smooth
  • Contrast is quite high, even wide open
  • I havn't shot enough with it to tell you much about the look
  • AF works well for people in face recognition mode, as long as it isn't too dark
  • OSS isn't too effective, maybe two stops. Having it is nice anyway, especially for filming
  • it isn't smaller than most adapted 50's with adapter


  • Highfive
    Registered: Feb 17, 2013
    Total Posts: 89
    Country: Norway

    Love those macro shots Phillip, nice work!

    Some i took yesterday. Both with kit lens, ND filter, long exposure.













    sebboh
    Registered: Nov 02, 2009
    Total Posts: 12607
    Country: United States

    Jeff Kott wrote:
    Derek,
    I never thought I would like using autofocus on my NEX, but I found it's so much easier than MF when I"m trying to get photos my kid who is rarely still. I almost exclusively use Face Detection mode and I'm surprised at how well it works. Much better than trying to make sure your AF spot is on the eye and not the eye brow.


    yeah, i find AF spot to be unusable. face detection seems much better and is the only AF tech i'm really keeping an eye on. for now i'm still much faster and more accurate manual focusing on people than face detect on the one AF lens i use (sigma 19mm). my big gripe with AF lenses is the poor implementation of manual focus (no way to confine MF assist to a button press).

    Phillip Reeve wrote:
    sebboh wrote:
    is the 50 OSS not supposed to be good for 3D? it's always looked quite good to me. how do you like the lens phillip?

    Quite a bit.

  • Bokeh is super smooth
  • Contrast is quite high, even wide open
  • I havn't shot enough with it to tell you much about the look
  • AF works well for people in face recognition mode, as long as it isn't too dark
  • OSS isn't too effective, maybe two stops. Having it is nice anyway, especially for filming
  • it isn't smaller than most adapted 50's with adapter

    cool, thanks!

    a few non-wide open non-portrait shots with the 50 lux pre-asph:















    and one wide open portrait :






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