Showing posts with label Minolta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minolta. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup New York

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One World Trade Center with America's Cup AC45 Catamarans.



America's Cup racing returned to New York City after a 96 year absence. The Cup is currently in the hands of the USA, Team Oracle. There are six teams in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series which include Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France, Land Rover BAR, ORACLE TEAM USA, and SoftBank Team Japan.


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Emirates Team New Zealand with the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.


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America's Cup AC45 Catamarans Anchored in Jersey City.


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Lower Manhattan behind the America's Cup Catamarans.


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Brooklyn behind Land Rover BAR Team Great Britain and Artemis Racing Team Sweden Catamarans.


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Land Rover BAR Great Britain, Groupama Team France, and Emirates Team New Zealand.


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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.


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Team Emirates Flying Hull.


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Team Groupama Flying Hull.


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Oracla Team USA Double Flying Hull.


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Manhattan and America's Cup.


The photos show here were taken with the NEX-7 with the Minolta 24mm f/2.8 MD and the Sony 55-210mm autofocus lens. The Sony A7r was also used with the Contax G 90mm.

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Groupama Team France Relaxing After the Race.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sony A7r at Mardi Gras World New Orleans

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Face to face.


We took a break from eating oysters in New Orleans and took a quick tour of Mardi Gras World. Mardi Gras World supports a third of the floats that are paraded on the days leading to Fat Tuesday in February. They are responsible for the design and upkeep of all the decorations on the floats.

The tools at hand were the Sony A7r and the 40mm M-Rokkor. We shot in Aperture mode, seemingly stuck at f/2.4. Sharpness at f/2.4 is substantially better than wide open at f/2.0 on the Minolta CLE lens.

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Envious Flash.


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Larry, Curly, and Moe.


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Guardians.


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Cobra Ring.


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Artists in Residence 1.


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Artists in Residence 2.


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Workspace 1.


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Artists in Residence 3.


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Workspace 2.


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Gene Papier Mache


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40mm M-Rokkor @ f/2.4


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40mm M-Rokkor @ f/2.0

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sony E-mount Lens Roadmap Updated


Updated Lens Roadmap for E-mount Cameras




Macro G Lens and High Speed Prime Zeiss Added to 2014 Release



We just noticed that the E-mount lens roadmap has been updated to provide detail to the two upcoming lenses. The roadmap suggests that we will see three more lenses before years end. One will be a Sony G Macro lens - our guess? 100mm f/2.8 macro, similar to the Sony 100mm macro.

The other lens will be a Zeiss high speed prime lens - our guess? 24mm f/1.4 maybe more of a wish. This lens could be based on the NEX's 24mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar or the A-mount Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NY Botanical Garden with the A7r and Minolta 35-70mm MD

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We took the Sony A7r with the Minolta 35-70mm MD Macro lens to the New York Botanical Garden's The Orchid Show. The 35-70mm MD Macro makes for a nice walkabout zoom lens for the full frame A7r. It can cover wide angle to medium telephoto shots. The majority of pictures poster here were taken using macro mode, providing 1:4 magnification. The aperture was set at f/5.6 - f/8. The Sony A7r was set to shutter priority mode at 1/200 and auto ISO. This was in order to minimize camera shake indoors, since this was all hand held.

We were pleased with the results and drawing style provided by the a7r and the Minolta 35-70mm. This would be a nice inexpensive travel lens.


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sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

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sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trainspotting with the 40mm M-Rokkor and Sony A7r

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Here are some test shots with the Minolta 40mm f/2 M-Rokkor for the Minolta CLE. This is the multicoated version of the Leica 40mm Summicron-C. We used the very compact 40mm M-Rokkor walking around a local train museum with the Sony A7r via a Leica M lens adapter. The shots up to the handcart are all done at maximum aperture of f/2. Manual focus was very easy with using the viewfinder magnification of the A7r even in the mid-day sun. The mid-day sun also guaranteed high shutter speeds at ISO 100 and f/2. All the shots are handheld.

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The shots below are at f/5.6 up to f/11. We need to test this lens more but the sweet spot is definitely at f/5.6.

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The CSX 152 (GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive) and the CSX 7305 (GE C40-8 [Dash 8]) was shot during the afternoon sun.

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Sony A7r with a Minolta 40mm f/2 M-Rokkor via Leica M Adapter


The lens has been great on the Minolta CLE and NEX-7 and it performs well on the full-frame A7r. The lightweight and compact 40mm M-Rokkor with a fairly fast f/2 aperture should always be considered for the A7 if you want to try Leica M lenses.