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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2010, 10:59:56 AM »
all ,y friends are getting NEX 5's at the moment..... I want one as well nut will wait until i can use it properly in the studio 

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2010, 05:05:39 PM »
Why can't you use it in the studio? Mine works very well with my studio flashes, but than admittedly- in the studio it would not really occur to me to use it as that's where the A900 excells.
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2010, 05:15:49 PM »
electricgudgeon - I have got mine for about 4 weeks and love the little beast! Keep us updated on your findings.
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Well I have had mine a little over two weeks now and I am beginning to enjoy this tiny tot of the alpha family.
It is still taking time getting used to the concept of no viewfinder to look through but this has also opened up new angles to shoot from. So far, I am impressed - you can take this tiny thing anywhere even with the 18-55mm kit lens it won't be hard to find a place on your personage (unless you walk around clad in lycra).

I have been impressed with its use at night - handheld shots with no flash are possible by using it at iso 1600:












The only slight negative so far is battery life - the live view does drain battery and what with the cold weather at the moment you definetley need a fully charged spare with you. I have still got to test it yet in good light at low ISO but I think it will be ok.

All in all pleasantly surpised, and its portability is just exceptional.
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2010, 05:51:03 PM »
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All in all pleasantly surpised, and its portability is just exceptional.

So am I. I have shot some images at night at the night setting and couldn't believe my eyes! The pano function is also one of my favs. The only flaw that I have found so far is that you can not lock exposure and then re-compose. The way around is to emasure exposure values first, then set the camera to M and then shoot or alternatively you can shoot in manual focus and then lock the exposure by pressing the shutter half way.
Anyhow- it is the first camera that I have that I can take with me for travelling without compromising image quality. Usually in the past when I took my Canon G10 I always wished I had the A700 or A900 on me as image quality always lacked.
I am a very happy bunny with the Nex 5!
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2011, 02:04:50 PM »
I had a play with one of these in Jessops the other day.  I am looking for a replacement for my old Minolta DImage A300 compact which I find a bit slow & limited in flexibility so one of the NEX models will probably do the trick (or possibly a sony compact) - main uses are for when walking up hills etc when I do not want to carry the A700 & lenses around with me for 12 miles.
Also, it would allow use of RAW etc - can only do JPG on my compact at the moment.

Is there much difference between the NEX-3 and the NEX-5 models?

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2011, 09:30:31 PM »
Philjo,

Never gone wrong following Stef.'s advice. 

I have the Nex 5 and have found it a delight for travel, just as she has reported. 

Have no experience with the Nex 3.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2011, 09:50:09 PM »
Is there much difference between the NEX-3 and the NEX-5 models?

They are almost identical in their performance and specs, except the Nex 5 allows full HD video recording whereas the Nex 3 doesnt.
A side by side review can be found Here


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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2011, 03:18:33 PM »
Thanks Rob.

Am I correct in thinking that the Alpha Mount adaptor only provides AF with SAM/SSM lenses? (which restricts its use to my Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 & Sony 70-300G as all my other lenses need the camera motor for AF)


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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2011, 04:21:30 PM »
Is there much difference between the NEX-3 and the NEX-5 models?

They are almost identical in their performance and specs, except the Nex 5 allows full HD video recording whereas the Nex 3 doesnt.
A side by side review can be found Here


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The NEX-5 also has an IR port for a remote (not supplied, but easy to get on eBay or with some alphas) and a slightly better/bigger grip shape to the NEX-3
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2011, 06:23:52 PM »
I just bought one today (twin lens pack!) and will now be selling my PEN and a couple of lenses on ebay.  I found it frsutrating in many ways.  The Nex 5 also feels so well built.  Now I need to change my signature!

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2011, 06:44:06 PM »
I just bought one today (twin lens pack!) and will now be selling my PEN and a couple of lenses on ebay.  I found it frsutrating in many ways.  The Nex 5 also feels so well built.  Now I need to change my signature!

Cool... You won't regret it. It's a fun and versatile camera that produces superb images. I've just been out trying a Nikon 24mm lens on a tilt adapter connected to the NEX: like I said, versatile and fun :-)
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2011, 08:56:00 PM »
Am I correct in thinking that the Alpha Mount adaptor only provides AF with SAM/SSM lenses? (which restricts its use to my Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 & Sony 70-300G as all my other lenses need the camera motor for AF)

Yes, that is correct.


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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2011, 09:33:00 PM »
I also now have a Nex 5 camera. Well as of last week really.
Its a great camera and the image quality is superb. I debated for many months about getting one and all i can say is im not dissapointed.
Im now actually selling the A700. This main reasons for getting the nex is that the A700 is just to big and bulky to carry around for a day out with the family. Another factor was the video.

Its a little strange at first getting used to the menu system when you been using the A700/900 one for 3 years and having no viewfinder is strange.
(and Yes, i have on a couple of occasions put it upto my eye :roll:) The size of it is another weird feeling, when youve gotten used to the size and weight of the A900, but its great at the end of the day after a day out with the family as you hardly know its there.
I ended up getting the twin lens kit, though as yet have only tried the 16mm lens just to make sure its alright.


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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2011, 09:51:16 PM »
Where is the best place to buy at the moment - the cheapest prices I could find with stock available for the twin lens kit were Jessops & also Jacobs.

Are the lenses available in both colours - is it better to go for a black or silver body?

I will be in London at the end of next week so hopefully there will be some bank holiday offers on!

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2011, 09:54:38 PM »
I think the lenses only come in silver (open to correction though). Many people seem to prefer the black as it looks more serious - I eventually decided on the silver because it doesn't look serious... so I can sneak it into places where SLRs are not appreciated (gigs, meetings, conferences etc)
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