Camera: Sony NEX-5
Note the 100% crop in the corner. In-camera sharpening was left at default (0).
The below photo used Anti-motion Blur mode. It seems to work really well with cats, which rarely hold still when you want them to. Where's the noise? Image-stacking removes a lot of it. One press of the shutter and a few photos are taken by the camera and automatically processed into a hopefully non-blurred result.
Break out your red/cyan 3D glasses! It's easy to convert Nex's MPO files to other formats with StereoPhoto Maker (English). Below is the ceiling in the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.
I forgot to put on the lens shade, and you can see what interesting effect the evening sun had in panorama mode.
Ready to launch. The bokeh is a bit busy, but not bad. Overall, I'm pleased with the bokeh in the kit lens.
Here you can see the bokeh looks much more pleasant. It really needed a better close-up lens, but this was a moment of opportunity, and I took it. If I had more time, I would have increased the ISO to get more speed and maybe close the aperture a bit. Can't have enough speed with bees....
The below photo was taken with the Minolta 50/1.7 and processed from raw.
Below is a 100% crop with no noise reduction and a bit of sharpening applied. Minolta 50/1.7 @ f3.2. ISO 400. Note that this isn't a macro lens, so I cannot get too close. Not the best lens for bee photos, but useful nonetheless for judging sharpness.
The below photo is the original from which the above was taken. It's a lot of magnification.
There was a request for a crop outside of the center. Below is from the corner. Most of the leaf is out of focus, so it isn't the best target to judge sharpness by, but I think there's enough detail. Note the silk thread between two spurs of the leaf.
Below is a 100% crop from the 18-55 kit lens @f5.6. It's a bit overcompressed, so there are visible JPEG artifacts, but it should show that the kit lens is capable of excellent detail and close-up work as well, even if it is not a macro lens.