That’s Just Prime!


So we had a TT at Pelita near KLCC. The title? That’s Just Prime!

From back row, left to right:
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA, Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA, Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Macro, Carl Zeiss Jena MC Sonnar 135mm F3.5 M42 mount
Minolta 20mm F2.8 Original, Supertakumar 55mm F1.8 M42 mount, Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM, Opteka 85mm F1.4
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM, Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
Minolta 24mm F2.8, Sony 50mm F1.4, Sony 35mm F1.8 DT SAM
Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye M42 mount, Minolta 50mm F1.4, Sony E 16mm F2.8, Minolta 28mm F2.8, Sigma 28mm F1.8, Sony 50mm F1.4


This particular copy of the Sigma 28mm F1.8 had very interesting flare that caused every shot to look lomo-ish.


From the Minolta 24mm F2.8, a classic. Also, a HTC Dream, the first ever Android phone, with a most interesting slide-out screen!


From the Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM, at F2.8. This lens is good! (I didn’t take this picture.)


Yet another wide open shot.


The wide-angle full-frame prime lineup. Left to right: Minolta 20mm F2.8, Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 ZA SSM, Minolta 24mm F2.8, Minolta 28mm F2.8.


The normal prime lineup. Left to right: Sony 35mm F1.8 DT SAM, Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro, Minolta 50mm F1.4, Sony 50mm F1.4.


The telephoto prime lineup. Left to right: Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM, Opteka 85mm F1.4, Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Macro, Carl Zeiss Jena MC Sonnar 135mm F3.5 M42 mount, Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA, Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA.


And then for some miscellany. Left to right: Sony E 16mm F2.8, Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye M42 mount


Ted Adnan testing the NEX-5 with the Opteka 85mm F1.4.


I think Iqbal took this shot. Zeiss 24mm F2.0 at close range!


croomaniac looking through the Zeiss 135mm F1.8 while I take a shot with the Zeiss 24mm F2.0.


Ted reviewing a video.


A grab shot, with the Zeiss 24mm F2.0.


100% crop from the A900 at ISO1600. Though I could’ve gotten more pixel density out of the A55.


Regretfully, the lens in this carrying case could not make it to the gathering.


Yes, the Sony 300mm F2.8 G SSM can fit in such a tiny box! Once the hood is positioned backwards it is pretty short.


It focuses to a record close 2 meters and is 2.3 KG light.

In comparison, the Nikkor 300mm F2.8 AF-S VR II is 2.9 KG, and the Canon 300mm F2.8 L IS USM II is 2.4 KG (with the first version being 2.5 KG.)


The ND filter shot.


2.3 KG is definitely handholdable though you may not prefer to do so for extended periods of time.

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