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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  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The kit lens seems pretty decent, Martin. Love that first shot. I'm just jealous of the apple blossoms, mine got stripped by a passing flock of cockatoos.
     
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  12. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Yes, for a lens that gets routinely trashed on the internet, it's not bad at all IMHO. There is some softness on the edges on wide shots, but no worse than many other more fashionable lenses. And it's small and very light.
    The English countryside is splodged with acid yellow at this time of year - the fields of oilseed rape seem to be taking over. A few years ago it was unheard of.
     
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  13. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    OK, after some hefty bills hit this month I've ditched the Pentax gear. Buying some lenses for the A6000 still left me with a decent profit, and I have a nice set of FL coverage now - 12mm Samyang, 16-50, Jupiter 50mm f/2, 55-210. I'm looking forward to our trip up to Yorkshire next week to try these out on something except the back garden!
    Here's one from the Samyang:
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    Ceanothus
    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    and from the 55-210 (which seems like a really nice lens BTW, totally silent and very quick focussing)
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I hate it when that happens.
     
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  15. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Luckily in England that hardly ever happens :)
     
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    We get a few cockatoos over here on a Fulbright.
     
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    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
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    Martin Connolly
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  20. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Getting some good work out of that Sony and various lens's Martin. Still getting to grips with mine (A6300) Like you I have the 16-50 which seems not bad at all. Those Samyangs are pretty good. I had a couple of them when I had the big Canon.