Manual Photography

Meike F1.7 Cine 35mm 1:1

Manual Photography With A 35mm F1.7

Manual Photography – Made This Shot

  1. Sony Alpha A6000 – Sony Alpha Entry Level Camera $549 Amazon
  2. Cine 35mm F1.7 Manual Focus Lens $69 Amazon
  3. 1:1 Ratio


Remember manual Photography? Think back to a roll of film. “35mm” refers to the width of the film (actual dimensions are 36×24 mm, but the name comes from video, which was actually 35mm). For comparison, there are other sized films, the most famous being APS film, which was a bit smaller at 24mm wide.

Digital cameras replace the film for electronic sensors. The sensors in Digital-SLR cameras are similar to the old film sizes, though. The “crop” sensors, such as the Nikon DX or Canon EF-S cameras, have sensors that are a similar size to APS film. There are also DSLRs whose sensor is the same size as a 35mm film, of which Canon calls “full-frame” and Nikon calls “FX format”.

The other meaning of “35mm” as refers to digital camera is that they can usually be used with all the same lenses that have been sold for 35mm film cameras for decades. Each manufacturer has different compatibility.



Meike 35mm F1.7 is a standard manual 35mm prime lens for Sony APS-C Mirrorless cameras. You need to set the aperture and focus manually. FULLY MANUAL Pease go to your camera CUSTOM FUNCTIONS and ENABLE release SHUTTER W/O LENS option in order to take pictures

Aperture is one of the three pillars of photography (the other two being Shutter Speed and ISO), and certainly the most important. The f-number is the focal length of the lens divided by the effective diameter of the aperture. So in the case of the 35 mm F1.7 MEIKE lens, when the aperture is set to its maximum of F1. 7, the effective diameter of the aperture will be 35 ÷ 1.7 = 20.58 mm. … For example. For more visit 

Watch the aperture story here on YouTube


Nada Jones

Manual Photography F1.7 Cine 35mm 1:1

How to shoot the shot. Use your feet. No zoom on this prime or fixed focal length lens. Move in, move back, back there you are. Love street photography. Examples of the Bokeh you can get from this lens on an A6000 E mount. Looks great. But it is a little soft. It’s ok. I can still shoot at night…I’ll trade softness for great low light shooting as in the photograph at the top. The F1.7 35mm Cine 1:1 is magic.

1:1 RATIO – which is what I use for super clear & close up detailed macro photography like this

What is Aspect Ratio?

In photography, aspect ratio represents the relationship between the width and the height of an image. It can be expressed as a number followed by a colon and followed by another number, such as 3:2, or by a decimal number such as 1.50 (which is simply the long side divided by the short side). Some even prefer to express aspect ratio as a decimal, followed by a colon and number 1, such as 1.50:1.

Common aspect ratios in photography

It is important to note that aspect ratio does not represent the physical size of an image, or its dimensions in pixels – it refers only to the relationship of its width to its height. For example, the aspect ratio of 3:2 could translate to an image that is 3 meters wide and 2 meters high, as well as 3 feet wide and 2 feet high. When looking at image dimensions in pixels, a 6000×4000 image from a 24 MP camera also has the same 3:2 aspect ratio.

Lastly, when aspect ratio is expressed in two numbers separated by a colon, the first number typically refers to the horizontal side of the image, whereas the second number refers to the vertical side. For example, 3:2 indicates a horizontal image captured in landscape orientation, whereas 2:3 refers to a vertical image captured in portrait orientation. When aspect ratio is expressed in decimal numbers such as 1.50 or 1.50:1, it ignores the orientation of the image.

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