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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my_photography wrote:

I suspect shooting in A mode is true for all Sony A mount or Minolta MA mount. I have no problem shooting in A mode when I was using film Dynax cameras.


Some of the lower-end Sony Alphas do not support A-mode with a manual lens on a non-electric adapter, since they lack the release without lens option in the settings. Instead they allow shooting without a lens only in M-mode, so an electric adapter must be used to shoot in A-mode with manual lenses on those cameras.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iirc they have that option but even enabling it gives you only M

same with film bodies EXCEPT the small auto-everything cameras like 4 - but as I said, you don't see the times on those so a bit of metering / guessing required not to get too much shaek

Curiously, the secret handshake from the web to enable release without lens (you know on poweron press those buttons...) seemed to do nothing on one of mine, it always fired no matter what; but I cannot remember what body that was.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Konica-Minolta 7d and M42 adapter Reply with quote

Will an electronic adapter, which allows to have AF-confirm, be enough to use the anti-shake in Minolta 7D?


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: Konica-Minolta 7d and M42 adapter Reply with quote

january-w wrote:
Will an electronic adapter, which allows to have AF-confirm, be enough to use the anti-shake in Minolta 7D?


Yes, if the focal length programmed into the adapter roughly matches that of the lens.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest me some sony DSLR cam for home photography.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flor27 wrote:
Hi,

What is the best dSLR for old Minolta mount lenses ? My knowloedge are around zero about that.

Thanks !


My Nikon can use a lensed MD adapter, its a bit soft at the edges unless you stop down 2 stops, but I do anyway. If I want shallow DOF, you don't notice the softness, its part of the OOF image.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

huigmeinen wrote:
Can anyone suggest me some sony DSLR cam for home photography.
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Welcome to the forum. What do you mean by home photography and any reason why limited to Sony DSLRs?


PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: which adapter for a390? Reply with quote

I bet, for a390 it's better to take an adapter with a chip?


PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: SONY A7 / A7R Adapter Reply with quote

Before I am going to buy me the SONY A7, I've to test my C/Y Zeiss glasses first with an C/Y > Sony NEX adapter. A friend of mine, has the A7, and I've bought me an well made and precise adapter, and I had a chance to test my C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/15mm and C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 4.0/18mm with it. Both extreme wide angle lenses worked fine with the SONY A7! This was my major goal, that I am going to buy me the SONY A7 soon! Both lenses are presently work fine too, also with adaptors on my comparable heavy and bulky CANON 5DMkII! I don't want and need this anymore, since I was holding the SONY A7 in my hands! Finito! Wink


PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: SONY A7 / A7R Adapter Reply with quote

OPAL wrote:
Before I am going to buy me the SONY A7, I've to test my C/Y Zeiss glasses first with an C/Y > Sony NEX adapter. A friend of mine, has the A7, and I've bought me an well made and precise adapter, and I had a chance to test my C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/15mm and C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 4.0/18mm with it. Both extreme wide angle lenses worked fine with the SONY A7! This was my major goal, that I am going to buy me the SONY A7 soon! Both lenses are presently work fine too, also with adaptors on my comparable heavy and bulky CANON 5DMkII! I don't want and need this anymore, since I was holding the SONY A7 in my hands! Finito! Wink


Interesting piece of information. What adapter did you use?

It would be very nice if you could post some pictures taken with Sony A7 and Zeiss 15 f3.5 and 18 f4. Some people report Sony A7 has some issues with wide angles.

Thanks,
Alvaro.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: SONY A7 / A7R Adapter Reply with quote

alvarossorio wrote:
OPAL wrote:
Before I am going to buy me the SONY A7, I've to test my C/Y Zeiss glasses first with an C/Y > Sony NEX adapter. A friend of mine, has the A7, and I've bought me an well made and precise adapter, and I had a chance to test my C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/15mm and C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 4.0/18mm with it. Both extreme wide angle lenses worked fine with the SONY A7! This was my major goal, that I am going to buy me the SONY A7 soon! Both lenses are presently work fine too, also with adaptors on my comparable heavy and bulky CANON 5DMkII! I don't want and need this anymore, since I was holding the SONY A7 in my hands! Finito! Wink


Interesting piece of information. What adapter did you use?

It would be very nice if you could post some pictures taken with Sony A7 and Zeiss 15 f3.5 and 18 f4. Some people report Sony A7 has some issues with wide angles.

Thanks,
Alvaro.


Same here Smile


PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: SONY A7 / A7R Adapter Reply with quote

alvarossorio wrote:
Some people report Sony A7 has some issues with wide angles.


those issues are with RF wide angles only


PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: SONY A7 / A7R Adapter Reply with quote

cyrano wrote:
alvarossorio wrote:
OPAL wrote:
Before I am going to buy me the SONY A7, I've to test my C/Y Zeiss glasses first with an C/Y > Sony NEX adapter. A friend of mine, has the A7, and I've bought me an well made and precise adapter, and I had a chance to test my C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/15mm and C/Y Zeiss Distagon T* 4.0/18mm with it. Both extreme wide angle lenses worked fine with the SONY A7! This was my major goal, that I am going to buy me the SONY A7 soon! Both lenses are presently work fine too, also with adaptors on my comparable heavy and bulky CANON 5DMkII! I don't want and need this anymore, since I was holding the SONY A7 in my hands! Finito! Wink


Interesting piece of information. What adapter did you use?

It would be very nice if you could post some pictures taken with Sony A7 and Zeiss 15 f3.5 and 18 f4. Some people report Sony A7 has some issues with wide angles.

Thanks,
Alvaro.


Same here Smile


I've ordered an cheap C/Y > Sony NEX adaptor over AMAZON for 12.95, I guess coming from Hong Kong, just within a week! Very precise made and well machined! My personal goal was, especially to test my 15 & 18mm C/Y Zeiss glasse on the SONY A7, before I going to buy me this camera body! O.K. after the holidays, I am going to post some images here, made with these two fine lenses! Presently, I am using these SWA glasses perfectly on my CANON 5DMkII with an shaved mirror. But. I am now sick and tired using this bulky and heavy camera body, that's the main reason to switch over to the SONY A7 soon, with its perfect possibilities to mount almost everything onto the camera, which are not be three on top of an tree! For me, that's wonderful!

Regards


PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably best that Sony Alpha a7 and a7r compatability is not discussed in the Digital SLR section, as these cameras can take almost any lens, unlike the tranditional A mount Sony Alpha DSLR / SLT cameras. It will just lead to confusion (Sony's fault!) Smile

Sony a7 and a7r can be discussed in the E-mount Nex section here: http://forum.mflenses.com/digital-slr-cameras-f35.html


PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your answer OPAL.

Enjoy the New Year with your New Camera...