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any Sony NEX series users out here

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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 09/19/2013, 07:18:06 AM by Amlanmathur
Seems like the forum is plastered with the canicons of the world. Just wanted to touch base with the people who've made the shift to a smaller yet equally capable camera.

Let's share shooting experiences, tips, tricks and how you feel your camera gives you an edge.

A proud sony NEX 6 owner reporting to the club
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 09/21/2013, 02:43:54 AM by Amlanmathur
So I guess I am the only one :) maybe I should just upload images of the camera itself since it seems to be pretty rare
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 10:00:52 AM by Bradcalkins
Must be others - there are 866 photos in the database taken with Nex-6, almost 10,000 with the Nex-5 and another 1,500 with the Nex-7

Nex 6 images
Nex 5 images
Nex 7 Images
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Red
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 10:48:19 AM by Red
There is a search by camera feature here - Cameras


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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 11:08:50 AM by Amlanmathur
oh wow, didn't know that we could search by camera too.


I bought this just a few months back and am absolutely in love with it. Lugging around a DSLR seems like such a pain now, specially for trips and outdoor pics. How have your experiences been
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/24/2013, 16:21:53 PM by Bradcalkins
I don't have a NEX, but I do have an Olympus mirrorless system. I love the small size!
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 09/25/2013, 12:40:13 PM by Amlanmathur
Surprisingly the size is an even bigger advantage than I though, the most common remark that I hear from traditional DSLR owners is "I too have a DSLR, It's at home, I take it only for very special occasions"

The other biggest plus is that people seem less intimidated by the camera. Whip out a DSLR with a biggish looking lens and everyone becomes self conscious, suspicious or plain just hams it up for the "pro". With this it's like a million other camera's that people are familiar with and pay less heed to
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 09/25/2013, 16:04:15 PM by Bradcalkins
Agreed - but in fairness most dSLRs can be setup with smaller lenses too, like the Canon 40mm f2.8 lens. But the body is still very large in comparison unless you go to the smaller bodies with fewer controls and features.
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 09/27/2013, 22:13:45 PM by Amlanmathur
Read quite a lot before buying this camera and checked many review. What really cinched the deal was that for camera's for the other companies it was essentially a compromise. You sacrificed quite a lot of stuff just so that you could get a smaller body.

for the NEX 6/7 you essentially got pretty much all the things and the image quality of a DSLR, the smaller body was a bonus.

BTW the new remote control app is out.

Ver. 2.00 (Sep. 26, 2013)
Added the following setting capabilities and made the app more useful for macro and portrait shooting.
•Added touch AF capability from smartphones and tablets for more intuitive operation.
•Able to change values for EV compensation as well as for the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. Perfect for people who are particular about their shots.
•Supports MF Assist,*1 a useful function when focusing manually. The larger monitor on a tablet or smartphone makes it easier to fine-tune the focus than on the camera’s monitor, which is a great help for macro and portrait shots.
• You can check the focus of your shot immediately on your smartphone or tablet by magnifying the recorded image.

*1. This function provides two-level magnification of part of the frame for detailed focusing on the monitor screen. When in Manual Focus mode, the display switches between magnification levels as the focus ring is turned.

This is absolutely brilliant.
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 10/07/2013, 22:11:47 PM by Amlanmathur
was just watching some videos on youtube and one of them said that the reason you can put so many adapters onto the NEX system is that the orignal distance between the sensor and the flange is just 18mm. Adapters can increase this to the specs of other companies.

Have any of you used adapters to mount some other glass? how has the performance been?
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 10/15/2013, 11:22:40 AM by Bradcalkins
Frankly, a lot depends on the lens. I had an older Canon f/1.8 50mm and a similar Pentax lens that were nothing special on my micro four thirds body. They were particularly weak wide open, and stopping down to f/3.5 gave results no better than the kit lens, but without autofocus or aperture control :) On the other hand, the Konica Hexanon f/1.7 50mm lens I own is pretty solid even wide open, and worth using with an adapter. At the end of the day, though, I find adapting lenses of limited use as the cheap and theoretically really useful lenses are the 50mm fast primes, and Olympus makes an outstanding 45mm f/1.8 for under $400 - so I'm going to own that lens already... Plus it is about a quarter the weight!

Here is an example with the Hexanon: Hexanon portrait
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 10/16/2013, 01:24:44 AM by Amlanmathur
wow, that is a really good portrait. I guess the main use of using adapted lenses is to save money, or use glass that you already own. I have an old minolta 28mm f/2.8 from the film era, that I have been meaning to get an adapter for. Although I'm not very sure of what advantage I'll get from using that over my 16-50 lens
Sony NEX 6

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Message edited at 10/16/2013, 09:47:42 AM by Promicrostockraw
when I was buying my DSLR, I researched well and was almost ready to buy NEX but then I read some service issues/acceptance ratio/image details/widely accepted stock cameras. I ditched the idea of going with NEX. I chose DSLR and happy with that because I do not have to think many times about the quality of the stuff and service issues with Sony. I have Nikon product and glad with the way they support the photographers and are very friendly to answer your workflow and shooting queries.
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 10/16/2013, 10:10:39 AM by Bradcalkins

Originally posted by Amlanmathur:
Quoted Message: wow, that is a really good portrait. I guess the main use of using adapted lenses is to save money, or use glass that you already own. I have an old minolta 28mm f/2.8 from the film era, that I have been meaning to get an adapter for. Although I`m not very sure of what advantage I`ll get from using that over my 16-50 lens


To me the main reason to use adapted glass is to get something you can't get in the native lens lineup. In most cases that is either the way a lens renders (older designs can have much more 'interesting' bokeh), wide angle/higher quality lenses, or manual focus for video. Plus just playing with what you already own!
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Alvera
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Message posted at 10/25/2013, 16:17:39 PM by Alvera
Hi. I am looking for a nex 6 but wonder about movies. Can I film in MJPEG codec as DT wants for the new video footage section?
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 10/25/2013, 22:01:55 PM by Amlanmathur
I'm not very sure the camera natively supports that, will check and let you know.

A very surprising move by DT though, it would've been much easier on the contributors if they just supported the more common formats. Would've helped them build up their portfolio faster too
Sony NEX 6

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Alvera
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Message posted at 10/26/2013, 01:15:40 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Amlanmathur:
Quoted Message: it would`ve been much easier on the contributors if they just supported the more common formats. Would`ve helped them build up their portfolio faster too


I think they will accept only the codecs listed and the encoding to mp4 or h264 will be made by them. Because they need the high quality file for sale at high price and to address pro buyers.
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Amlanmathur
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Message posted at 10/29/2013, 08:00:53 AM by Amlanmathur
I'm still not sure how my reconverting my H264 to a mjpeg will help (unless the NEX supports mjpeg by default..... does it? ). I won't be able to bring back any lost quality and it just adds to my upload and the customer's download time
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Alvera
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Message posted at 10/30/2013, 02:09:43 AM by Alvera
Can you upload a very small video made with your sony? I would try to find a solution using my tools. On a file transfer service, not here of course.
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Costa007
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Message posted at 10/30/2013, 03:17:18 AM by Costa007 - member is an admin
Hey. I also have a nex 5r, for walk-around purposes. My main camera is a Canon 5d mk2.
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