SLR Magic 35/f1.7 on Sony NEX 5

The SLR Magic 35mm/F1.7 is a manual lens and is available with an E-Mount, that fits on the Sony NEX camera series.
To be able to use it, you have to make sure you tweak some settings in your camera:

  1. Make sure you enable the shooting without a lens: Menu → Setup → Release w/o lens → Enable
  2. Before you continue make sure you have Firmware ≥ Ver. 04 installed! Check this using Menu → Setup → Version. When you have an older version installed download the latest version from the Sony support site here.
  3. Enable the MF Assist function using Menu → Setup → MF Assist → 2 Sec
    You can choose between No Limit — 2 Sec — 5 Sec.
  4. Enable the Peaking Level using Menu → Setup → Peaking Level → Mid
    You can choose between Low — Mid — High.
  5. Choose your Peaking Color using Menu → Setup → Peaking Color → Red
    You can choose between YellowRed — White.

Switch your camera to A- Mode (aperture priority) and use the MF Assist button to get a perfectly sharp picture even when shooting the lens wide open with f/1.7!

You find some example shots in this post.

See a very detailed review of the lens here.

SLR Magic 35/f1.7
SLR Magic 35/f1.7

SLR Magic 35/f1.7 on Sony NEX 5
SLR Magic 35/f1.7 on Sony NEX 5

 
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