Clear Image Zoom
Tucked away in the Movie menu (5/9 ) on the A6400 is the Zoom feature. I have started to use the clearimage zoom choice and I am very impressed with the quality. It extends my 18-135 favourite lens to 36 to 270 making it 54mm - 400mm ( 35mm equiv) .It is very useful and becomes a very good tool.
With the present virus situation lockdown I have limited my shooting to near home or in my garden.
All images were hand held and sometimes the onboard flash was used.
18-135mm lens zoom 200mm equiv 1/640 f8 200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f8 200 iso
you can see that the blow-up from the image using the x2 zoom function is better than a cropped version from the original image
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f9 200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1250 f5.6 200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f8 400 iso
35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f8 400 iso
20% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f9 800 iso
75% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f11 800 iso
25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6 500 iso
25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f7
500 iso 25% crop

18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f6.3
200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/80 f10
200 iso flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f5.6
800 iso 25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/80 f10
200 iso flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/60 f10
200 iso flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/60 f10
200 iso flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f9
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/60 f16
1250 iso
flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/100 f10
200 iso flash used
images below using the 105 micro Nikkor lens on the A6400 using Novoflex adapter
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f22 800iso
flash used
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f16 800iso
flash used
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f22 800iso
flash used
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f22 800iso
flash used full macro - snail was 10mm long
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f22 800iso
flash used full macro
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/60 f16 800iso
flash used
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f7
200 iso
50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f6.3
100 iso
50% crop
images below using the 200 micro Nikkor lens on the A6400 using Novoflex adapter
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/800 f8 200iso
40% crop
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/640 f8 200iso
50% crop
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/320 f16 400iso
30% crop
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/500 f16 400iso
25% crop
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/250 f8 320iso
30% crop
200mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 600mm 1/160 f8 100iso
flash used
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18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
800 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
800 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
400 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
400 iso
Found a new location near home for some more pics using the 18-135 with the x2 clear zoom function. Managed to capture a Kingfisher in full flight while focusing on a few residents having a chat!
Back to my garden
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f14
1000 iso
35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f9
400 iso
32% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 320mm equiv 1/800 f9
400 iso
25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 320mm equiv 1/800 f6.3
400 iso
35% crop
Both frogs out today - one hiding in the shade!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f13
500 iso
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18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/80 f11
1600 iso
The local bees have a top secret underground shelter near the pool and I have managed to capture some comings and goings!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f8
1600 iso 25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 360mm equiv 1/320 f13
1600 iso 50% crop
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/30 f22 1600iso full macro
105mm micro Nikkor x2 zoom 315mm 1/30 f22 1600iso flash used full macro
The above 2 images are of one of the smallest spiders I have ever seen - less than a 1/4 inch long
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 80mm equiv 1/800 f10
1600 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 75mm equiv 1/8 f22
100 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
1600 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 180mm equiv 1/1000 f5.6
1600 iso
Back to the local stream but no Kingfisher today - probably gone on holiday!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f16
200 iso flash fired
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f16
200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f7
200 iso
calling Bee345 you have permission to land!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f9
200 iso 25% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
500 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
500 iso 20% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1250 f5.6
500 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
500 iso 30% crop
hoverfly 564 to HQ - coming in to land
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f5.6
1000 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/60 f11
500 iso 25% crop
back in the garden
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1250 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1250 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f9
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1250 iso - looked like a relative!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f10
1000 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f5.6
200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
200 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f11
200 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f9
200 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f8
2000 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f9
2000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f8
2000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 57mm equiv 1/160 f4.5
2000 iso
There was an intruder in my garden and my cat did not like the look of it when shown the picture!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
200 iso 40% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1250 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 90mm equiv 1/160 f5
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/80 f5.5
1000 iso
Back to the local stream area and a surprise in store
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f13
320 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
320 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
320 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
320 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f13
500 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1250 f8
1000 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1250 f6.3
1000 iso 60% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f6.3
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
320 iso 60% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f10
1000 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 162mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1000 iso .
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1250 f5.6
1000 iso .
Just as I was about to go home the Kingfisher arrived for a picture
A few days later I thought I would test my old 18-200 zoom with the clear zoom feature on the 6400.
As I arrived at the site the Kingfisher arrived with his breakfast, what a bit of luck!
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/200 f6.3
1000 iso 40% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/200 f6.3
1000 iso 40% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/200 f6.3
1000 iso 40% crop
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18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/320 f6.3
640 iso
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/320 f13
640 iso 50% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/1000 f6.3
320 iso 40% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
320 iso .
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
320 iso 50% crop
I next tried the Sony 30mm macro lens with the clearzoom feature. It enabled me to shoot from a further dstance than normal with this lens for close-ups.
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f3.5 200iso
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f3.5 200iso 30% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f3.5 200iso 40% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f3.5 200iso 45% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f9 640iso 25% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f9 640iso 25% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f11 640iso 30% crop
30mm macro lens x2 zoom 45mm equiv 1/500 f13 640iso 25% crop
back to the stream with the 18-135 and discovered there were more Kingfishers about
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f11
1000 iso .
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f16
1000 iso .
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f6.3
1000 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
1000 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f11
1000 iso 40% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f10
400 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f10
400 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f5.6
1000 iso .
a trip to Borrow Pit Meadows for a few pics
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/400 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
1000 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
1000 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f9
500 iso 65% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/125 f13
500 iso .
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f7
800 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1000 f8
800 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1000 f6.3
800 iso 45% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/1600 f5.6
800 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/800 f5.6
800 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
800 iso .
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f8
800 iso 50% crop
A few arrivals shot at Kingfisher HQ not no Kingfishers today
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f10
640 iso 55% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f10
640 iso 40% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f11
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f16 640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f9
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f11
640 iso 35% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f11
640 iso 50% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/200 f16
640 iso 40% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f10
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f7
400 iso 40% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
500 iso 65% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/100 f7
250 iso 80% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
500 iso 75% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/100 f8
250 iso 70% crop
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/400 f6.3
500 iso 65% crop
Got a surprise this morning at Kingfisher HQ. One of them spent some time in some trees further away from the water. He failed to get his breakfast!
After a spell of bad weather I again checked out Kingfisher HQ but no sign today.
This chap was enjoying his berry breakfast!
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f13
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
640 iso 70% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f5.6
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/640 f5.6
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/25 f20
640 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 160mm equiv 1/500 f5
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 290mm equiv 1/40 f11
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f7
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f6.3
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f5.6
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f5.6
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/50 f5.6
400 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/50 f5.6
400 iso
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/100 f8
250 iso 70% crop