Hybrid

These photographs were taken with a Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens mounted on a Sony A6000, handheld. Minor edits in Lightroom Classic.




Perhaps a year ago, I decided to expand the use of my collection of Nikon lenses - I've shot Nikon for decades. I have an inexpensive Sony A6000. Sony lenses are excellent but dang expensive. So I bought a Fotasy F to E adapter for a few bucks just to see what I could do with it. The adapter is very inexpensive. It offers no automation at all. I began testing.

Many online sites will tell you that you lose Sony automation with this setup. However, I shoot in aperture priority mode. I set the lens to whatever aperture I want, and the A6000 will automatically set shutter speed. I use focus peaking (yellow). I can switch from the Nikon lens on the adapter back to a Sony lens and it does not miss a beat. It automatically recognizes the change and switches back to Sony's aperture priority settings. It may be a bother for most folks to do that, but the results look fine to me.

I have shot all kinds of subjects. The Nikon 50 f1.8 D and the 28 f2.8 D lenses are full frame lenses, and on the A6000 aps-c format, you get the image circle reduced to the central part by the crop factor. They are sharp as tacks, they balance well on the A6000 body.


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