Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Here's the crop from the pic below running away from the funky bokeh. What would have helped this pic a lot is light, it was taken late evening and therein another problem with mirror lenses-they are light hounds, almost like they can never get enough HA! But this shows what is possible I hope with a lens that has an effect focal length of 600mm on the Nex sensor.
Compare with the dandelion shot below, this one has the funky bokeh associated with mirror lens, but maybe in a way it draws the eye to the blossom that is sharp and in focus; which brings up another problem with the mirror lenses; they have a VERY narrow focal length-the out of focus blossoms were 2 inches behind the plane of the in focus blossom. Now we get to the beauty of a 24megapixel sensor-it give us such leaway for cropping.
Most wont see this as a remarkable picture but I do. The reason is multifold, one because it was taken with a mirror lens, second because of the bokeh generated THIS time (bokeh with mirror lens is hit or miss and very much a challenge, and third because of Sony's Live View which allows this camera to use this lens when technically it cannot detect the len's presence-its like it is not even there!
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Remarkable eh! Well it is because this shot was taken via Nex 7 AND a Kenlo 400mm mirror lens. What's so great about that? For starters this lens weighs 16 ounces.....the Sony 400mm zoom weighs 3.3 pounds! Then there is the size difference; the Kenko mirror lens is pocketable-the SAL70-400G requires back surgery after toting a few miles. Of course picture quality (IQ) cannot be compared but the Kenko is a $300 dollar lens and the honking zoom is right at 2K. Truthfully the Kenko is a 'what if' lens, when you aren't planning on shots at distance but a lens you can have with you just in case.