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any nex users
« on: September 01, 2010, 01:54:54 PM »
how many people here have got a new or want one

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Re: any nex users
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 02:17:55 PM »
I'd like to have a go with one, see how I got on. I dont know if they have sorted the AF out on A mount lenses with the adapter but that would be a big swaying point.

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Re: any nex users
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 02:47:21 PM »
I have a NEX-5 with 18-55mm lens, bought as soon as UK stock arrived. I've written a review for WarehouseExpress (http://blog.warehouseexpress.com/sony-alpha-nex-5) with sample pics. I also have a blog for NEX users at http://nextended.com.

Personally, I love the little camera. Indeed, for most purposes, it is better than my a200.

Feel free to throw any questions you'd like at me.
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Re: any nex users
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 03:07:13 PM »
I also  have a lot of nex stuff on my alpha blog as well. A good friend has a nex 5 that i've used a lot. I'm waiting to see if they bring out a nex 7 or an a99 next year before i decide on anything personally.


The reason I asked is the forum seems very quiet about them

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Re: any nex users
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 04:53:41 PM »
I have no real interest (yet...) to buy one. I always regret when I used a compact camera instead of my high end equipment. One question please: I do know that with an adapter you can use all the other lenses that you use with your dSLR but do the lenses work the usual way or do you have to manually focus? Any other issues with these lenses?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 05:08:22 PM »
There are lots of mount adapters available: official Sony A-mount adapters, unofficial A-mount adapters, third-party adapters for Leica, Nikon, Canon, M42... and so on

  but they are all manual focus only :(

There's some hope that Sony will enable autofocus with their adapter though perhaps/probably just for SAM/SSM drive lenses.

Re. image quality: This is unlike any compact camera I've ever used. The images scream SLR not compact. The ISO quality is superb... easily beating the a200 (which admittedly is getting on a bit). Until Sony give me an a7xx the NEX will be my go-to camera for everything that doesn't warrant the 70-300G! The a200 has been feeling a bit neglected recently ;-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 05:25:01 PM »
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  but they are all manual focus only

Thanks - that's what I heave feared!
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Re: any nex users
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 01:05:34 PM »
manual focus is great i do it a lot any way. getting back to grass roots photography etc

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 01:33:37 PM »
manual focus is great i do it a lot any way. getting back to grass roots photography etc

Actually, I find manual focus with the NEX a little hard for the types of shots I'm after (people/kids). The magnified view is great for checking focus with a static subject like landscapes or macros but not so good when you need to react quickly and get it generally right. You can turn off the preview but even with the excellent screen it's hard to judge the focus. Also, the E-mount lenses do not have distance scales and the focus ring doesn't stop at infinity. This is probably one area where a third-party lens would beat the E-mount lenses.
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Re: any nex users
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 01:42:07 AM »
manual focus is great i do it a lot any way. getting back to grass roots photography etc

I am always in favour of going back to basics but not really if the camera is meant as a replacement for my compact camera. If have to go though any effort than I might as well take my dSLR along. Just my personal thoughts...
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Re: any nex users
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 10:35:17 PM »
there are a lot of rumours that the next nex firmware will support af on sam and ssm lenses

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Re: any nex users
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 09:01:37 PM »
I know this post is old.. But I have the NEX-VG10E its a camcorder with interchangable lenses, I use an adaptor to fit my SAL 70-400mm lens. it can change into a camera with AF. i've not had it long, but it does take nice pics. this one was taken in a horrible day, but I was struck by the sunbeams..



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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 12:49:29 AM »
Not bad at all Geo, considering that it has been shot with a video camera! Love the light rays.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 10:37:28 AM »
Just to update this old thread. The Sony LA-EA2 adapter auto-focusses with most A type lenses (Sony or Minolta).
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Re: any nex users
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »
Hi, I have a Nex 3 bought second hand and I set it up to show the outline of things in bright red as they came into focus... that was great when I used legacy lenses and simple adaptors. However as my letter in this weeks Amateur Photographer [7th January Edition page 13] warns.. you have to be careful using vintage lenses and particularly bellows on digital cameras. I managed to combine a vintage lens old bellows and a long exposure [so the sensor was open to any thing that fell onto it for a long time] while doing Macro shots of Orchids compounded even furteh as I was shooting up under them. Result a very dirty sensor and a lot of careful cleaning. One tiip I use on my Minolta 7D and Nex.. is to point at the ground with no cap or lens on and "excercise" the camera through some fast then long exposures.. so any dust and debri is shaken out of the camera, then I do the cameras "sensor cleaning " routines.
The letter in AP also states the case for my idea [though not the only one to suggest this] for a 35mm film roll sized gadget that is a digital sensor and memory card thsaty uses Bluetooth or USB to send digital images from a film camera straight to your PC....