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:
Make sure you enable the shooting without a lens: Menu → Setup → Release w/o lens → Enable
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.
Enable the MF Assist function using Menu → Setup → MF Assist → 2 Sec You can choose between No Limit — 2 Sec — 5 Sec.
Enable the Peaking Level using Menu → Setup → Peaking Level → Mid
You can choose between Low — Mid — High.
Choose your Peaking Color using Menu → Setup → Peaking Color → Red
You can choose between Yellow — Red — 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!
From the 85m high tower of Munich's town hall you have a great view over the city centre. When you're lucky you can even see the Bavarian alps in the distance. The tower can easily be ascend via elevator.
In 2012 the German Unity Day has been celebrated in Munich. The celebrations include a showcase of the German federated states (Bundesländer) and also other institutions like the parties of the Bavarian parliament. In the courtyard of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior was an exhibition showing the many task of the ministry. This image shows a reprojected version of a panorama I made in the courtyard.
This article presents a solution to the problem that the IR shutter mode of the Sony NEX 5 can't be combined with other shutter modes like bracketing. An arduino board with a servo is used to release the camera via the normal shutter button.