Sony A7 and A7r preview by Gordon Laing


Gordon Laing from  gives a very thorough and informative preview of Sony Alpha A7 and A7r.   I learned about Gordon Laing from Trey Ratcliff's blog in StuckInCustoms.  As soon as I see this preview, I have subscribed to Gordon's channel in YouTube as I find his work valuable, objective and informative.


Pentax K-3 -- The New Standard of Performance


Allen Birnbach is the photographer behind the shooting.   More of his work can be seen in his website  and his blog.  


Zhongyi Lens Turbo and M42 lenses

My genuine adapter is loose when mounted on Lens Turbo. But once the M42 lens such as a SuperTakumar 55mm f/1.8 or other similar m42 lens is mounted on the Lens Turbo K adapter, my setup works really well without any play. However, the same setup doesn't work with one of my lens with the Industar 50-2 50mm f/3.5 as the lens is too small to get tighten up with the M42 to K adapter. Please do check on various M42 lens and you may find out what works and what does not.

If any of you are interested in using M42 lens on NEX directly. I have a blog post that may be of some interest to you especially if you have a Konica AR mount

The premise is the smaller size on the Konica AR to NEX adapter and together with the silver screw mount adapter for M42 to Konica AR, one can use the M42 mount lens with a smaller setup. Not that it shorten the overall length but it will look smaller due to the smaller AR adapter

more detail in blog post

When using Lens Turbo, here is my setup with genuine M42 adapter mounted inside the Lens Turbo adapter.

Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 mounted solidly with
genuine m42 to K adapter + Zhongyi Lens Turbo for k-mount

DSC05464 by hin_man, on Flickr
with nex 5n, LT, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
1/60 sec, 35mm, f/3.5, iso 320, -0.3 Ev 

DSC05482 by hin_man, on Flickr
1/60 sec, 35mm, f/3.5, iso 1000, -1.3 Ev

The above are not good pictures to show as the lens has better image quality when used without the LT but I like the 37mm FOV with the adapter.

I always prefer the genuine m42 adapter, if you have loose stopping plate or the screw on the 3rd party adapter, you can easily get your camera/lens stuck. I wrote about my bad experience with Bower adapter in m42 nightmare article with 3rd party adapters in which I was scrambling to free a stuck adapter from an adapter with loose stopping plate and screw.


HinTheMan Tumblr Page


I have setup a tumblr page and it is more to do with work more than pleasure as I need to get acquainted with Tumblr for the the work that I do in daytime with software engineering. If you have an tumblr account, I will gladly follow yours and I hope to have some Pentaxian followers as well.

And on the front, I posted two of my shots of a beautiful singer with wonderful voice by the name of Kate Earl. Shots were taken in 2009 with K20D and Tokina ATX SD 80-200mm f/2.8 in manual focus.

1/400 sec, f/6.3, 150mm, iso 200, 0 Ev

1/640 sec, f/6.3, 135mm, iso 160, 0 Ev

1/500 sec, f/6.3, 180mm, iso 160, 0 Ev

1/250 sec, f/6.3, 180mm, iso 160, +0.3 Ev

I am new to Tumblr and I am perhaps the older generation who is lost with what is hot and commonly used by younger generation. It is my 2nd day with Tumblr and if any of you have interest, I find a number of artist and curated tumblr blogs that are inspiring




Welcome to Hin's Photo Corner, this is my learning blog on photography, blogging and advertising. And I hope you enjoy your visit. For contact, please comment in blog post or email me directly

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