Gig photography with NEX 5 and Pentagon 50mm f1.8 manual lens

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Ghosthunter, May 1, 2011.

  1. This is a friends band who played The Peel in Kingston last night. I thought I would take some snaps and took my Sony NEX 5 and Pentacon 50mm f1.8 manual focus lens as it is the only f1.8 lens I have. Focusing at f1.8 on moving targets was almost impossible but i managed to get a few reasonable shots.

    Tinyfish (UK Prog Rock band)

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    Tinyfish @ The Peel 30/04/11 by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Tinyfish @ The Peel 30/04/11 by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Tinyfish @ The Peel 30/04/11 by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Tinyfish @ The Peel 30/04/11 by andywest1, on Flickr

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    Tinyfish @ The Peel 30/04/11 by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Andy, you did really well with your manual focus - I particularly like the color versions.:thumbup:
     
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  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    #4 in particular is an awesome shot!
     
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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Really nice, Andy!
     
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  5. Thanks. It was really hard to get a decent shot. 1/3oth was as fast as I could get for shutter speed so on a 50mm crop lens almost impossible. I did have to bin loads of shots but that's the name of the game with gig photography I guess. I did enjoy it though and would love to do more.
     
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  6. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

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    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    Great shots Andy!:biggrin:
     
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  7. Thank you :smile:
     
  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Great series Andy, I like #4 most.
     
  9. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara SC Regular

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    Jul 9, 2010
    Brooklyn
    very nice, all of them
     
  10. Thank you all. Makes all the focusing back and forth worthwhile! :biggrin: