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Lens Talk / Re: Metering with Samyang
« Last post by AScot on Today at 01:04:26 AM »
I was oversimplifying things by thinking of a non Sony/Minolta manual lens that was made to fit the A mount (or E mount). That's why I asked if I had missed something in your question.

If the lens you want to use is truly manual in every respect, does not have the 5 pins at the mount, but does fit the A or E mount (or with the use of an an adapter) then you are back to the days when cameras were all manual and had no meter. In those days, we had to use the Sunny sixteen rule or the Loony 11 rule. As you know in order to get the correct exposure you must balance three things, Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO. The focus is independent. Please google these two rules to find out how to use them, I simply do not have the time right now. Sorry Gordon. :| I will try and get back to you later.

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Lens Talk / Re: Metering with Samyang
« Last post by Gordon McGeachie on Yesterday at 04:40:36 PM »
Gordon, the camera does the metering, not the lens. You only have to do the focusing with a manual lens.

Or am I missing something in your question?

I think I may be confusing myself, will have to think again and come back.

after thinking a bit more.......

If there is no chip in the lens, how does the camera know what the aperture range is?

Can you use automatic modes, or do you have to use manual exposure?

If using manual mode on the A350/550/700 bodies which have no auto ISO in manual mode, how do you get correct exposure?

Do you have to preset the aperture on the lens, then set that aperture in manual exposure mode

Its may be really simple, but I cant get my head around it.........




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Images to Share / Re: Rachelle and Tillie
« Last post by Douglas on Yesterday at 12:26:16 AM »
Wow gorgeous chicas and top notch photos. !,3 and 4 absolutely (don't care for mask shot). I wish I had blonds to photograph once in a while but they's scarce as hen's teeth hereabouts..
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Images to Share / Re: Rachelle and Tillie
« Last post by chappo1 on October 16, 2017, 11:13:51 PM »
I like them all but #1 and #4 would be my picks.  #1 particularly as I love black negative space and that look is fantastic.  Is there a blue gel on one of the  lights in #1 and #2?  I can see the odd blue fleck in the hair but the whites of the eyes have a blue tinge.....john
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Images to Share / Rachelle and Tillie
« Last post by Maccroft on October 16, 2017, 09:10:22 PM »
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Sony A77 Minolta 85mm f1.4

Shot the two of them at a local studio group shoot.  Was first time using the Minolta 85mm.

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Lens Talk / Re: Metering with Samyang
« Last post by AScot on October 15, 2017, 05:56:50 PM »
Gordon, the camera does the metering, not the lens. You only have to do the focusing with a manual lens.

Or am I missing something in your question?
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Lens Talk / Metering with Samyang
« Last post by Gordon McGeachie on October 15, 2017, 12:32:45 PM »
I have been wondering for quite a while about how you meter when using a Samyang manual lens on a DSLR.

Can anyone help?
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Images to Share / Re: Sultry
« Last post by Douglas on October 15, 2017, 12:31:47 AM »
Thanks guys. I was using a Batis 85 1.8 on an a6000 so quite a lot of telephoto effect. I was plastered against the wall to get as far away as I could and that frame was at the limit. I will work on some tighter crops to avoid the cut-offs.
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Images to Share / Re: Sultry
« Last post by chappo1 on October 14, 2017, 11:23:54 PM »
The angle of the eyes match the angle of the arm nicely and the wisp of hair down the cleavage is a nice touch.

Cutting the elbow off is unfortunate but OK except that you have also cut her fingers off (something I often forget too).
Cutting both off is the issue.
You certainly have access to photographing some lovely young ladies....john 
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Images to Share / Re: Sultry
« Last post by CHOLLY on October 14, 2017, 09:28:14 PM »
Just my opinion... but the crop as it is is TOO tight.

The image is unbalanced and cutting her off at the shoulder is VERY unnatural.

So yeah; given your constraints, I think a Head shot would work MUCH better, though it would negate what you and she are trying to show off here.

Still, you do the best you can with the gear and light you have....
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