With the manual EOS lens to E-mount adaptor having dropped through the letter box I had chance to embark on some full on manual canon 35-135mm EF USM lens antics, meaning there wasn't any means of digitally recording aperture settings (Not that its really essential for the task of taking pictures). Another problem was that the EOS lens adaptor I'd acquired had no clicky F stop lock on it for aperture control, so it was a case of adjusting the numberless smooth action sliding bezel aperture control accordingly as I needed to on the particular manual adaptor I was using, so pretty much everything was manually adjusted and set according every time a specific threshold was required to achieve some sort of desired/usable effect. This particular manual EOS to E-mount lens adaptor had its own separate aperture iris, with the adaptor being manual and lacking a ROM control chip it wasn't able access control of the motorised aperture iris in the actual canon 35-135mm USM lens I was using, which is the reason I bought the manual adaptor with a built in aperture iris. Generally though after a few snaps it was possible to figure out the overall bounds and threshold of the lens for visually achieving certain effects/results under various lighting conditions.




The EOS USM lens was from an old and unused film roll canon camera. Clearly it wasn't the most modern of lenses so it was lacking much of the modern optic refinements of more modern lenses. The lens obviously didn't have image stabalisation either, not that it would have mattered anyway since the mount adaptor I was using couldn't access the image stabalisation features even if I was using an an EOS lens that did have image stabalisation.


Still close ups at distance (...I didn't have any close up macro filter lenses yet)
 
I guess it was also a little odd to be choosing to do close ups with a telephotographic zoom lens, since it wasn't really designed to be used for physical macro close up shots of still objects that I was intending to try and get subtle texture details out of. Again it didn't help that I didn't have image stabalisation features or a tripod for taking the distance zoom macro snaps, but despite this I was still able to get some decent snaps and general results. 



 To see some of the telephotographic zoom close up antics click this link, at the time of posting this the whole site was made up of pictures taken with the canon EOS 35-135mm USM lens in total manual mode combined with a Sony NEX-F3 body. The actual vagination in a lot of the images was intentionally done via some aperture throttling for the sake of artistic effect, not because the lens' potential maximum physical field wasn't wide enough for the NEX APS-C sensor. It was more than perfectly possible to take pictures with un-obscured corners at appropriately wider aperture adjustments using the Canon EOS 35-135mm USM lens. The lens was originally designed to accommodate the surface area of a canon SLR mirror camera that used film roll. A full frame sensor has an equivalent surface area to top of the line EOS mirrored SLR film roll camera optics, these are vastly larger than the surface area of any of the various sensor standards that are used in current Canon and Sony SLR cameras that use the already relatively large APS-C sensors.


 
(...shaking my head at how many nutters will now apply a theme of child birth, and things relating to female genitalia to their day after reading this in certain parts of the world despite this being no kind of subtext for any such thing).