For the past few days I’ve been packing the Sony A6000 and the Metabones III electronic lens adapter along with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Lens plus the Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor -X lens. Both work really well and I wanted to show you a few sample photos so you can see for yourself and no what to expect out of the A6000 and the new 24mp sensor.
It’s so much fun to use other lenses on the Sony cameras and I can totally understand if you have no interest in this, but you must recognize it’s one of the amazing strengths of the E-Mount system. With that being said, manufactures are making lens adapters like crazy for the Sony cameras including electronic units that allow for aperture control and reasonable slow auto focus. I’m happy to report the AF on the A6000 is actually faster than the AF on my Nex-6 when using the Metabones III electronic lens adapter. I’m guessing it’s because the contrast AF of the A6000 itself is much better due to the BionzX processor. It really does make a huge difference and is very noticeable and more accurate I’m finding after a decent amount of real world testing. The facial recognition was even working which I found remarkable.
A6000 w/ Metabones III Lens Adapter
I only used my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens because it’s very reliable, predictable, and has a constant f/4 aperture and killer image stabilization for very easy hand holding. I’m telling ya it’s a lot of fun, but certainly harder to use than a native e-mount lens I will admit. If you already have the gear though, why not play?
We painted a bird house the other day and got it all hung up out back. Layla was yelling out for the birds to come and it was really a great moment I must tell you 🙂 “birdies birdies, come check out your new house” lol, So cute and innocent..
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Just below the birdhouse I noticed these shrooms growing in a nice pattern 😉 BW seemed fitting as the mushrooms where white anyway.
Her is Layla and Mom painting another birdhouse we actually made from scratch this time. It’s ruff, but not bad for on the spot engineering I’m thinking. I want to make a much nicer hosue next time, but starting small is key to success right?
We planted a few flowers on the deck this past weekend and this is my favorite angle at the moment, but more to come as the flowers grow and change.
Another project around the house that needs fixing. I think I will have to hire somebody for this though.
Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor-X lens
I also took a few snapshots with the amazingly fast old school Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X lens via the Sony alpha A6000 and the focus peaking feature worked really well to help get sharp shots even at f/1.4 which can be really hard. Take a look at what I got below.
If you’re interested, you can pick up the Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 F/1.4 Lens for ~$50 – $90 US on Ebay (Click Here) The RainbomImaging Lens adapter I’m using is no longer available, but here is a link to the current units @ Amazon (Click Here)
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Sony A6000 AF Speed Test
|Courtesy of the TheCameraStoreTV, we have a killer video review the Sony A6000 vs all the relevant competition and the Nikon D4s DSLR as well. Where? At the Motocross track of course where fast moving action is everywhere. I tried doing several tests with the A6000, but I could not get anything to show how good or not good it is compared to my pro Canon DSLR for example. This video shows you everything you would ever want to no and it’s done better than I could do. I would check this out if you want to know just how good the AF really is on the A6000 and the other competition including the Fuji X-T1, Olympus OMD E-M1, Panasonic GH4, and Nikon D4s!|
It seems like every 13 minutes, another mirrorless camera is announced that promises the ‘World’s Fastest Autofocus’. We decided to cut through all the hype and pit the fastest mirrorless cameras against each other, and we threw in a Nikon D4S, just to make it interesting. To really put these cameras through a stress test we went to Wildrose Motocross Park with a Fuji X-T1, Sony A6000, Olympus OMD E-M1, and the Panasonic GH4!
Special thanks to the Wildrose Motocross Association
Music Provided by BeatSuite.com
Shot and Edited by Jordan Drake
Filmed on the Sony FS700
The Sony A6000 is proving to be just as awesome as we all hoped I must say guys. The higher pixel density 24mp sensor is pretty much identical to the my Nex-6, but with lots more pixels to play with. The dynamic range for all intense purposes when shooting raw is about the same. The colors are slightly different, but still very close to my Nex-6 from what I can tell. High ISO gets a little hairy, but it does on my Nex-6 also. Using lens adapters is awesome and I programed the C1 button near the shutter as the focus magnify. This makes focusing in manual mode much easier in combination with focus peaking which gets you really close. If you want to see more old school lens options, check out this Ultimate lens Adapter Guide (Click Here)
|As you can see from the excellent AF testing done by TheCameraStoreTV above, the A6000 is clearly the best bang for the buck compared to the relevant competition. It’s accurate and extremely fast with a decent buffer size. If you need a larger buffer, shoot jpeg and lower resolution images! Get it perfect off the camera, and you will be much better off in the end. If you need a huge buffer and amazing AF in all situations, then the Pro quality DSLR is still the best option, surprise surprise 😉 All the cameras tested well in the real world when you boil it down. Some are just slightly better than others, but worth knowing for sure that you get the best for your money with Sony. Most of us have known this for some time, but not everybody is on board the Sony train just yet 😉|
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