Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sony Diaries #1018: closer-ups with the Sigma 24F1.8MACRO

Sony Diaries #1017: The power of the Minolta 50F1.7

The Minolta 50F1.7 is a lens for the Minolta Maxxum system, manufactured in the thousands starting in 1985. It is a very small, compact lens, built to specifications typical of more expensive lenses. As a kit lens, it came almost as a "free" bonus with the purchase of a Minolta body. Below are some sample photos taken with this lens. Pay attention to the left and right edges, which typically soften up in comparison to the centre of the image.
(image from Google)
f2.0, and for a closeup from the same image

Sony Diaries #1016: That Beercan Magic

There's no containing my excitement with the Minolta 70-210F4, also known as the Beercan. If you can find a sharp copy, take it. Cat photo taken in my basement, people photos taken on the cold streets of Kitchener, April 16th.