Three things: I LOVE 50mm lenses. I LOVE (ok really, really like) Sony mirrorless cameras. Finding a proper 50mm lens for Sony mirrorless has been a struggle up to this point. But “What about lens XYZ?” you may be saying. My criteria may be considered odd by some. My expectations for 50mm lenses are informed … Continue reading Solving My Sony 50mm Conundrum, aka Cony, aka Frankenmacro Part II
Bullets! Costs $149 new as I write this. Sharp. Small and light. Flexible focal length. Not the fastest focuser… but neither has any other macro I have used been. Acceptably quick. Unlike any other macro I have used autofocus is actually useful. 2.5x. (Woot!)
There is little greater joy for me than to: Save money. Love a good deal. Breathe new life in to old gear. Not the first time I found an affordable macro option. See my frankenmacro blog entry for Sony full frame. I really like macro lenses, but at times they are difficult lenses to justify. … Continue reading New Lens to Me: Zag instead of zig. An affordable vintage Takumar 50mm f/4 macro.
Having copped an over-performing, bargain plastic fantastic and completed the business of assembling my frugal lens trinity it was now time to play. And for me that means a macro lens. Macro lenses are great because no matter the weather, the temperature, or any other extraneous conditional variables it is easy to amuse ones … Continue reading Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Lens Review
Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 (Free as a gift) + Vivitar MD 2x macro converter ($19 from B&H Photo Video) + MD to E Mount Adapter ($14 from Amazon) = $34 Sony A7 Frankenmacro Frankenmacro, an A7, a flash w/ diffuser and these are the first test shots. I previously owned an MFT Olympus macro … Continue reading Introducing Frankenmacro (Tale of a $34 A7 macro contraption.)
Samsung NX30 and NX300 w/ 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens
The Samsung NX 60mm Macro lens is a good all around lens as well, but here I am posting it’s definite strength as an excellent macro lens.
Next blog post for KEH will be about the TECHART PRO II LM-EA7. More details to come there, but the surprise AF performer has been the old school M42 mount Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 fresh off it’s usual Zenit E home. Very light so it balances well, and focuses in quite a bit so a … Continue reading KEH Blog Post Preview: TECHART PRO II LM-EA7 plus a Helios 44-2