Cosina Matched Macro 1:1 Adapter

2017-04-30
I have the Cosin 1:1 matched macro adapter that originally comes with Vivitar (likely made by cosina) 100mm f/3.5 1:2 macro. If I am not mistaken, the Pentax may have this 100mm f/3.5 macro lens. It is a very valued macro lens in the Pentax community. And I missed my K-x very much. It used to be my traveling lens in New Zealand way back in 2010/2011 timeframe. I was sad to see it going to Pentax service as it died on memory card reader. I later sold it with a cute 4 million knock-off similar bag.

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Hin's Photo Corner: Cosina/Pentax/Phoenix/Promaster 1:1 Matched Macro adapter

And I used the above combination for my favorite colors in Green, a bit of pink, blue, and B&W photos

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Blue

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All these photos are re-edited in Color Efex Pro in Nik Collection trying to enhance with film simulation. There has been couple of occasions that I could have bought a copy of the Vivitar 100mm f/3.5 1:2 macro but I have refrained well in getting another lens. Now I have two copies of the 1:1 macro adapter in 49mm which will work well as diopter like a UV filter for all of my 49mm lens and I have a few 46mm in Sigma Art E-mount series that I can easily use the adapter for the occasional close up that I love shooting without getting into serious macro with lighting, tripod and the immense amount patience challenge with wind, backlit scenes and the lack of articulating screen in Pentax gear that I use with K-x, K20, K5 and now K-3.

Who loves B&W and Green? I do.

2017-04-29
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Droplets in B&W

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Droplets In Green with Provia

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Droplets In B&W

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Droplets In Green

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These bunch of pictures were shot in 2010 with Pentax K-x and I shot them likely with the Kiron 70-150mm f/3.8 in M42 mount.

I no longer have this zoom lens and I have replaced it with Tamron Adaptall-2 70-150mm f/3.5.   And I do miss this Kiron zoom lens a bunch. The Kiron has charming characters in good sharpness and it is quick to focus making the lens well suited for street shooting in getting subjects closer from a distance.

Zonlai 25mm f/1.8 in Valley Of Fire & Las Vegas

2017-04-28

I love the clouds in b&w in this one

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Clouds In Valley Of Fire

by Hin Man, on Flickr

The $120 lens has made me proud. And this one was edited in Gallery of my Lenovo Yoga 3 tablet

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Las Vegas City Lights

by Hin Man, on Flickr

My yoga 3 tablet claims to have Anypen technology where I can use any pen to write. In the drawing mode in the default Gallery application, it took me over 5+ trials to get a signature of 'Hin' onto the picture. I need a better stylus pen that works properly. The night scene was shot off focus on purpose to see the bokeh in likely f/2.0 or f/1.8 setting. Color were exaggerated in post processing.

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Crying Rock In Right

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Choosing between Sigma Art 30mm f/1.4 or Sony E 35mm f/1.8

I like to get your inputs in choosing one over the other between Sigma Art 30mm f/1.4 and Sony E 35mm f/1.8.  I like the faster speed in Sigma but I have A6000 without IBIS and I like the smaller size in the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 and with OSS. I currently don't shoot much video but I see myself wanting to get into casual video and I see the value of OSS in E 35mm f/1.8. What about image quality, is one better than the one? Please comment and share your thought if you have to choose one of the two.

At mirrorlesscomparison.com:
Sony 35mm f/1.8 vs. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN vs. Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN A – The complete comparison


I ended up picking the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 over the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. This is solely based on my wish to keep my A6000 longer as I don't want another camera for now and this prime with OSS is more suited for me when I go for video or single lens out. I know in photos, I may prefer the faster speed and sharpness in the Sigma 30mm f/1.4. If money is not a matter, I will actually get both and sell my Sigma 30mm f/2.8.


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I really like my purchase with Sony E 35mm f/1.8 but I have some difficult time in MF with this lens, I need more practice with focus by wire.  Perhaps I should try DMF instead of MF.  This lens works great in video with OSS for me.

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All shots were taken with A6000 in a spring break vacation in Las Vegas and nearby national and state parks.  The bokeh is nice and very similar to the E 50mm f/1.8.  I find it extremely good in portrait and travel light as a single lens to use.  If it is in 30mm wider focal length, it will even be more useful.  

 

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