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
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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.
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!
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