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11/14/12
Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Another advantage of these concerts where the singers can't move around too much is pre-setting the focus at a certain f-stop. If you then want to take a photograph just raise the camera to your eye, change EC if necessary and press the button. Bingo.

699
NEX-7
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
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11/13/12
Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

I like this image for the rention of the image, skin tone and how the blue was captured. I only had time to take one frame here and I nailed it too. Quite proud of myself. This is after using the manual systems for about 3 hours in the afternoon. It took me that amount of time to get into things again. This is where photographers, either professional or amateur, who actually photograph every day, have the advantage over people like myself. It really does take time to get into the grind again which means that some nice images get deleted because of focus issues or something else.
One must really practice every day to get really proficient with these systems.
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NEX-7
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
ISO: 100
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11/12/12
Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Certainly the lens lacks a little contrast, but nearly all of these older lenses do. Lens design and manufacture has improved over time as well as new lens coatings have been introduced. I don't find it a problem that they lack a little contrast, just add a little more during post processing. Some might find that remark a little disturbing, but then again I don't earn my living by being a professional photographer. They might see things a little different than myself.

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NEX-7
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO: 100
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11/11/12
Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Like I said in the previous post, if you get the focus right, you cannot complain about image quality (provided you get a good copy of the lens of course). I must admit, I was shooting constantly with the two system I took and I did have a lot of misfocused shots. I deleted a lot of images from this outing. But, the more I used it, the more I knew where to focus to get in focus what I wanted in focus. practice makes perfect the say, and I personally don't shoot often enough to reach perfection with these systems.

593
NEX-7
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
ISO: 100
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11/10/12
Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

Konica 135 f2.5 on Nex-7

I took two systems with me on this occasion, the Olympus OM-D mounting the CV 50 f1.5 and the Sony Nex-7 mounting the rather large Konica 135 f2.5. I have a number of the smaller 135 f3.5 lenses and all of them are acceptable and produce some nice images but I wanted to try something faster. I was actually looking for a f2.8 lens but I couldn't find one at a reasonable price so I bought the f2.5 one instead. The prices for these old manual lenses certainly are rising on the market, especially the f2.8 and faster lenses. Try finding a Canon f2 of f2.8 manual focus lens at a relatively reasonable price today. Just impossible in my part of the world.
Anyway, I digress. As you can see, the lens produces some nice images, provided you nail the focus. Although the Nex system has focus peeking, and is the best on the market at the time of this blog post, it is still extremely difficult to nail the focus at these focal lengths. The DOF is really tiny when you are working wide open. But when you get it right, the quality is great.
496
NEX-7
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
ISO: 100
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11/09/12
CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

I had to take a photograph of this because the wife told me to. It's a s simple as that. For those of you who haven't seen one of these before, it's a floating bbq platform. These guys were just going up and down the river enjoying a bbq. I thought it rather fun (the wife too).
This is the last post about this lens and about the OM-D for awhile. Next comes another new lens, again off ebay for a pittance. It's the Konica 135 f2.5.
1010
E-M5
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/3200 sec
ISO: 200
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11/08/12
CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

Just a couple more posts about this lens. This was taken when the band was having a break so I had plenty of time to concentrate on this set of drums. I just liked the lighting at the time so I took a couple of shots to ensure I got a sharp one. I never take just one shot of anything (except when the camera is on a tripod and the light is fading fast).

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E-M5
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO: 800
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• CV • 50 f1.5 • manual focus • bands • concert • OM-D • EM-5 

11/07/12
CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

Towards evening I got stuck with this band. Moving was not on the cards and I got a seat quite close to the band. I found out why as they started the next song. I had the main loudspeaker right in front of me and, believe me, it was loud. Nothing I could do about it though, it was the only free space in the house. Again, good music.

744
E-M5
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO: 800
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11/06/12
CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

You can use this lens not only for portrait shots but for all sort of things. What struck me here with this shot of leaves floating down the river was the colour accuracy. The OM-D got this right and the rendition of the lens is wonderful.

636
E-M5
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
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• CV • 50 f1.5 • manual focus • water • OM-D • EM-5 

11/05/12
CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

CV 50 f1.5 on the OM-D

There's quite a few bandstands around the river Main during the weekend, but they're so spread out that they don't interfere with each other. I spent around an hour with each band before moving to the next and I continued to do this all afternoon. When evening comes though, doing this is an impossibility because of the crowds. An estimated 3 million people attended during the weekend and moving around is a real problem.

784
E-M5
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
ISO: 400
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