Tag NEX-6

Charlie Photographs

Not sure what she photographs at this point – just checking settings, perhaps.

Charlie Photographs Penguins

Probably not the most flattering choice of preset there – it’s one I’ve named ‘A Warm Middle’ – monochrome, with cold shadows and highlights, and, well, a warm middle.

Penguin Play

A quick joiner of three shots of Charlie, with a penguin running around her feet. They play with dots of reflected light, just like cats. At the top right is the CD the penguin keeper was using to shine light…

Asahi Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Lens

My Sony NEX-6 has a couple of features that make it practical to attach old lenses to it. I bought a few old lenses on eBay, but one of them is really standing out for me – an Asahi Takumar…

Dry Leaves (Kit Lens vs Asahi Takumar)

I took the same photo with the kit zoom that came with my Sony NEX-6, then the Asahi Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. Sony kit lens first: Nice colours, but the background can’t be blurred out much. Next up, the Takumar:…

Sparrows

Sparrows in the hedge by the side of the Grand Western Canal. All snapped with the Sony 55-210 zoom lens. I’d love a lens that could go a bit wider, but the nice thing about this one is that it…

Blossom

Two pictures of blossom on the same tree, at Bickleigh Mill. That tree seems to be running a bit early. These were taken with my NEX-6, using the 40-year-old Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens. The focal length worked well…

Vintage Lenses – Asahi Takumar vs Carl Zeiss Tessar

The Sony NEX-6 makes it easy to use vintage (or ‘legacy’) lenses. I had a couple of different old lenses with me out on a bit of moorland near home. Neither of these are expensive lenses, though the Takumar came…

Night Photography

I recently bought a Tamrac Zipshot tripod – a very good deal at only £14, from Wex Photographic. It’s a very light-weight tripod, and not the most stable platform, but it works quite well with my little NEX-6, it’s quick…