We are moving to Canada on 21st of July! We decided to go with just 2 pieces of luggage each and some extra bags for my photography equipment.
We did already host one house sale at home and we have been to a huge flea market. Still we have a lot of stuff left. We are hoping to be able to sell instead of giving away the last pieces of possessions.
About a week ago I ordered some adapter rings for my newly acquired Sony Nex-7. By accident I found out that this camera is perfectly suitable for using my old analogue lenses. They function so simple that I thought of buying them on Ebay for rather 10€ a piece than 60€ or even more at other “specialised” photography shops. As far as I know there is no adapter that controls aperture or focussing, so what else is there than a piece of metal with two bayonets and a lock? Maybe you might get some trouble focussing, but I guess that won’t be much of a deal.
Today was the day of receiving them.
I was very excited and got out all of my fitting lenses of Pentax, Canon and Minolta as you can see.
On first look they do all they need to do. No movement when attaching them to my camera. After changing some settings of the camera I could use them pretty well. Of course you don’t have image stabilisation, but if you have a look at the price and the options I gained with it, I think it is just a minor issue.
For focussing Sony has a nice tool that zooms in on the picture so that you can adjust focus. This works pretty well. So now I have 14 “new” lenses to use digitally, of which some are pretty awsome, like the Pentax 50/1.7 :-)
I will have to try all of them a bit more thoroughly to come to a final conclusion, but for now I gotta say that I am simply amazed!!
I can’t help it. I simply love analogue technique. Why should I use Instagram, or some development presets, if I can have the real thing? I love the surprise of seeing the pictures in a delay bigger than a few seconds.
if you have any analogue camera different than a Lomo, Diana or Holga, USE IT!