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
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
400 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6
400 iso 100% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f6.3
400 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f8
400 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/125 f6.3
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f8
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f5.6
1000 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f8
1000 iso
Winters here and lockdown continues
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/100 f5.6
500 iso
13 images
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/100 f5.6
500 iso
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/500 f7
200 iso
80 % crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/100 f5.6
500 iso
frost on car roof 7-30am
Whilst looking at some old film images shot many years ago I camne across a few taken using a Tamron 500mm lens which gave circular out of focus fx. Having managed to find the lens I then put it on my A6400 via the novoflex adapter and took some pics using the clearzoom feature - all hand held!
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/400 f8
320 iso 30% crop
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/400 f8
160 iso 40% crop
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/200 f8
100 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/200 f8
100 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/320 f8
400 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv
1/400 f8 400 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/100 f8
1000 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/100 f8
1000 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1000mm equiv 1/100 f8
1250 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/200 f8
1250 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/200 f8
1250 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/160 f8
1250 iso
My very last rose in the garden on a dull day in late November
one last flower
last of the blackberries
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1000mm equiv 1/125 f8
4000 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/250 f8
800 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/320 f8
400 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/250 f8
800 iso
Started as small dot in the sky
no truth in the rumour that there was someone called Alf Hitchcock neath the tree
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/800 f8
640 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/2000 f8 640 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/800 f8
640 iso
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/400 f8 640 iso
Thought I would try the Tamron 500m mirror lens on the 'beaver' moon last night. Although I zoomed in I failed to spot any beavers around!. For once I used a tripod for the above pic.
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/1250 f8 125 iso tripod
Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom 1500mm equiv 1/1250 f8 125 iso 40% crop tripod
It's not very often we get snow so it was time for a few clear zoom pics
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/125 f5.6
400 iso 30% crop
18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 f5.6
400 iso 35% crop
When the snow started to fall again I started a time lapse with the 6400 so I could not use it for clear zoom so I dug out my old 6300 and discovered it too had clear zoom in a search through the menu's and next day I tried the 6000 which I had not used for years and found clear zoom on that too.
Sony a6300 18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/320 f6.3 800 iso
Sony a6300 18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/160 F5.6 800 iso
Sony a6000 18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f9 400 iso
Sony a6000 18-135mm lens x2 zoom 400mm equiv 1/250 f5.6 400 iso
Sony 6300 Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom
1500mm equiv 1/320 f8 800 iso
Sony 6300 Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom
1500mm equiv 1/200 f8 800 iso
Sony 6300 Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom
1500mm equiv 1/200 f8 800 iso
Sony 6300 Tamron 500mm lens x2 zoom
1500mm equiv 1/200 f8 800 iso
18-200mm lens x2 zoom 600mm equiv 1/100 f8
250 iso 70% crop