Voldenuit wrote:@ Welch: Just be aware that no lenses are tack-sharp at f/1.7.
liquidsquid wrote:Voldenuit wrote:@ Welch: Just be aware that no lenses are tack-sharp at f/1.7.
Except for the Panasonic 20mm f1.7, due to the close registration of the sensor to the back of the lens. No comma effect and very little loss of contrast from reflections.
Hoser wrote:Sent you 6 pictures from yesterday. I think I might have given you 1 that isn't 100%, but the other 5 are 100%.
Lemme know what you think.
Any Sony α camera accepts Minolta Maxxum lenses.TheEmrys wrote:My wife has 4 Minolta Maxxum lenses. What digital camera accepts these lenses?
Welch wrote: However, I noticed that it looks like there is something inside the lens that I didn't notice before, it almost looks like it could be a piece of dust, but it appear bright and I can only see at certain angles...... am I seeing some refraction by chance, its only on one side of the glass (Camera side).... What would be a good background to shoot this lens against to check or look for imperfections?
JustAnEngineer wrote:The 50mm f/1.7 is a well-regarded lens, especially for the price. You should be able to shoot indoors without a flash with that lens.
Did you see any other Minolta Maxxum lenses at the pawn shop, or did you protect your wallet by keeping your eyes tightly closed?
Voldenuit wrote:The plane of focus seems to be behind the bottle (the straw looks sharper than the text).
It's a shame split-focusing screens aren't standard anymore - they made manual focus a cinch.
EDIT: PS, As a rule, I use a manual blower instead of canned air if I ever need to clean camera equipment. Canned air can cause condensation as the air cools when it expands outside the nozzle.
Welch wrote:So, I also nabbed a lens filter while I was at the pawn shop and added it onto the lens, and was charged the same $45.00 I was promised. While cleaning it the damn glass (or I think plastic in this case) started to move. Its a Cokinlight Skylight 1A (France) and it feels really cheap. Never really heard of that brand, are they cheapos or a company from a time long past? I was able to take the "Retention Ring" out and remove the glass, but no matter how I put it back in the glass will not stay sturdy in there. For right now I'm just using it to protect the lens until I can get a real UV filter.
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