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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. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Really nice, Andy!
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    Great shots Andy!:biggrin:
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    135
    Jul 9, 2010
    Brooklyn
    very nice, all of them
     
  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thank you all. Makes all the focusing back and forth worthwhile! :biggrin: