My Sony A6300 became a lot more useful since I added the Meike battery grip, handles much better, especially for manual focusing, the only drawback, I do prefer to remove the card if I don’t shoot tethered rather then downloading the files via USB cable from the camera (too slow). That means I have to remove the grip every time, other then that I love it. I rediscovered the Helios 44-2, which I had laying around and completely forgot about it, this little lens produces lovely low contrast files wide open, tack sharp and if stopped down by only 1/2 a stop, the contrast increases dramatically. Quite like the low contrast look for portraits.
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Something completely different shot with the amazing Sony A7s and my fav vintage lens,
the Minolta 58mm f1.2 at f2!
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This lens will not replace your standard 50mm, however, it will appeal to photographers who find themselves going back and forth between the 50mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.4, photographers who like the bokeh characteristics of the 85mm but prefer the shorter working distance when shooting with the 50mm. If I had to choose between this lens and the newly announced Zeiss Otus 55mm, I would go with the Nikon. The 58mm will produce nicer bokeh and it has AF!