New a6000 owner

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by theoldsmithy, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    As per my thread on the UK Photography Show, I now have an a6000 with the 16-50 kit lens.
    I've also got an adapter to fit my old Russian Jupiter-8 50mm f2 lens so that should be fun!
    First couple of test shots below. Nothing fancy but the 16-50 gets closer than I thought it would, and seems pretty sharp so far. I love the variable zoom speed!

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    Hellebore
    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

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    Gromit
    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
     
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  2. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    I nearly went for this combination a while ago, but resisted temptation.;) (I really don't need any extra kit...:eek:)

    The Jupiter 8 is a great lens, IMO. There are reputedly some bad copies around (possibly DIY refurbs by people without the appropriate skills?), but if you have a good copy, it's excellent - and great value-for-money!

    Let's see some examples when you bring it (the J8) into service...
     
  3. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I'll also see if I can get it working on my Pentax K30. Examples from both will follow when I get a chance.
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    @martin@martin congrats on your new gear!

    Kind regards, Herman
     
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Well the J8 fits the A6000 and focusses. Some pics to follow today possibly. Depends on the weather. But the J8 will not get into focus on my K30. I guess it needs a shorter distance to the sensor?
     
  6. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Congrats on your new Sony, Martin. I'm still having fun with my NEX-7 and some old glass here and there (I have a J8 as well). In good light/low ISO I prefer the RAW conversions from that sensor over X-Trans most of the time.
     
  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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  8. Welcome to Sony. Have and love my A6000, one of the best deals out there
     
  9. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    Very nice indeed - it looks as though you did get a good copy of the J8 :thumbup:. The A6000 is doing a very nice job here too - so good, in fact, that I'm beginning to wish that you hadn't shown us these results. As I said earlier in this thread, "I really don't need any extra kit". :eek:;)
     
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