Monday, March 19, 2018

Analog Diary, Wide-Angle Vignettes

Wide-Angle Vignettes 01
Wide-Angle Vignettes 02
Wide-Angle Vignettes 03
Wide-Angle Vignettes 04
Wide-Angle Vignettes, Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom 05
Minolta Maxxum 7, Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom


Wide-Angle Vignettes

'Five frames with the APS-C Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6, looking at the short end of the zoom'

This was way back in 2009 when I experimented with mounting an ASP-C designed lens, the Sony DT 18-70mm (3.9x) f/3.5-5.6 Zoom, on a full-frame A-mount Minolta Maxxum AF body. The lens was from a Sony A-200 DSLR kit, and the film camera a Maxxum 7000. I still have the lens, but not the body, so the image shown here, with the Sony DT mounted on a later Minolta Maxxum 70 was just for illustration.
Minolta Maxxum 70, Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Retro-fitting DSLR lenses on AF SLR film camera bodies, if the mount matches, is a low-cost way to get into film photography, and you are in for a lot of fun here. Lenses, like the Sony DT as shown here, due to their design that comes with smaller diameter lens components, will give you the vignette or port-hole effect at its widest or short end. The vignette effect will dissipate as you zoom in towards the telephoto end of the lens.

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