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Old Jul 1, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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I've had a Sony NEX 5n and 6 for a little while and have been experimenting with using manual focus lenses off of older film cameras. Bought a 3rd party 500mm f8 to fit a Pentax K-mount camera, which is 750mm on the 5n and 6. Obviously has to be used on a tripod and it helps to use the timer as well. The top of this pole was about half a block away. A fun investment for $35 at a junk shop.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Here is a shot of the pole further down the street.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 3:07 AM   #3
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Walter,
Your experimentation paid off quite well at a most reasonable price.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 4:22 AM   #4
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Nice.
I've been looking for a lens like that for my NEX 5, having seen these I might look a little harder now.
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Not half bad! Is that a mirror lens? It looks pretty sharp for one. I've been experimenting with manual focus using an LCD and have discovered it's not quite as easy as I had expected - harder than manual focus with an optical viewfinder. But then, my camera/lens combination gave me an equivalent field of view as 1100 mm on a 35 mm camera - difficult to find the subject in the viewfinder to begin with. The funny thing is that my best shot with the combination is a high voltage sign on a power pole, much like yours!
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Yes it is a mirror lens. The NEX cameras have the ability to show a white outline of the in-focus area when you have it just right -- that is the edges of the subject you are shooting. Works pretty well.
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