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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 08:26:50 PM »
I'm with Stef on this: I'd be very interested in a compact with a nice pancake zoom lens that could also take my CZ lenses etc when needed.
My wife could use it most of the time to replace her aging Canon compact and I could use it as a backup in case the unthinkable happened on a shoot.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2010, 09:08:38 PM »
That is a good idea Desmo. use it as a backup when needed and it being a primary hardware for your spouse. Like the concept.
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2010, 07:55:21 AM »
Something you may be interested

Reverse ring for macro photography with Nex

http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/2010/10/sony-nex-reverse-lens-macro-adapter.html
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 02:57:08 AM »
Hi Stef, I was wondering if there is a multiplying effect when using a mount lenses on the Nex, the body seems slim enough to have a glassless adaptor that makes up for the extra depth of an SLR body.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2010, 08:04:52 PM »
Mark- I am not sure whether I understand you correctly, but the adapter to mount Alpha/ Sigma...and so on lenses onto the Nex is without any peece of glass- you can actually put your finger through the adapter ;)
Does this answer your question?
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 12:21:00 AM »
Yes it does thanks Stef, it really makes the Nex a universal camera, you could use any makers lenses with obvious limitation but at least at their correct focal length, I was just thinking about all the obsolete MD mount lenses.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2010, 12:43:26 AM »
Yes it does thanks Stef, it really makes the Nex a universal camera, you could use any makers lenses with obvious limitation but at least at their correct focal length, I was just thinking about all the obsolete MD mount lenses.

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See here for some good threads:
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 02:00:50 AM »
Very interesting forum Stef, I just spent the best part of an hour following threads, it's exciting to think that there is a full frame Nex in the works.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 08:28:55 PM »
Very interesting forum Stef, I just spent the best part of an hour following threads, it's exciting to think that there is a full frame Nex in the works.

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Mark, frankly I am not interested in a full frame Nex. I assume that a full frame Nex will be bigger than the Nex 5. I bought it as a replacement for all the compact cameras that I own as I was never happy with the results from all of them. As said before, i.e. the Canon G10 can give you very good results, but you need to put quite a bit of work into the post-processing to get the best out of this camera. Furthermore it will never be able to compete with a dSLR. The Nex does. It does give me astonishing good images- on par with the A700.

With the kit lens the camera is not as small as my G10 but still small enough to slip it into my coat pocket. Also if you take the lens of, it is just about the size of a pack of cigarettes and it does not take space up in my camera bad as a back up to my A900. I have no quandries whatsoever re th image quality of th Nex camera- frankly I was pretty surprised to see howgood this little camera performs.

Some people say that using the Nex camera with i.e. a 70-200G lens might be very tricky because of the relationship between the little body and the long lens. This is only partially true. Once you use a tripod, there will be no problem whatsoever. Shooting with a very long lens would require some kind of tripod anyhow. I do believe that handling the Nex with a Sony lens and adapter is more about getting used to it than it is really a problem.

At the end of the day- it does what I want it to do: it shoots very nice images and the icing of the cake is that the videos are quite usable. Nevertheless, the next full frame for me will be the replcaement of the A900.

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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 01:58:58 AM »
Stef, I'm not that interested in getting one myself I'd like to move into full frame but with an SLR or in the future maybe an SLT but since full frame sensors have so far been expensive to produce and used only in high end cameras a full frame compact is an exiting move I think, The Nex has been so well received I'll be interested to see how Sony market it because I imagine it won't be cheap to produce.

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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2010, 05:56:03 AM »
Yes Mark I do agree. But frankly I don't see this coming. All Nex lenses are NOT full format and to use your full format lenses on the Nex you need the adapter. For a Nex 7 to be full frame they would have to develop E mount full frame lenses first and I don't see this coming in the nex(t) ;) future. BUT one never knows...
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2010, 03:12:48 AM »
That makes sense, I guess we have plenty of other things to look forward to from Sony with their SLTs, their certainly not resting on their laurels.

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 05:35:46 PM »

When they were released I thought they looked a little odd... but I had a look at these in John Lewis... and have been tempted by the NEX3 (as you can get one for £350 in the UK).

They are actually pretty small - and I could see it being very useful as a lighter option to the a900, but with much better IQ than my compact.

If it had a proper hotshoe - I'd be even more tempted.  Apparently the SLT bodies are also pretty small (and the EVF's very good).... so have also been thinking of one of these if the prices come down.  Think is, I don't want to pay big money for what is a third camera option, which mostly would only really be used on occasion.

I lugged my a900 to Cyprus in the summer as I didn't want just a compact (I needed to take a family photo for my parents), but the NEX would have been ideal I'm sure.
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2010, 10:23:06 PM »
Out of curiosity: has anybody here experience with either the Nex 3 or 5 and are you thinking about getting one?
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Well, I have just ordered one from my local Jessops today Stef, and will be picking it up on saturday afternoon.

After reading so many positive reviews about these little things, and having had a play around with one in store I was interested. The straw that broke the camels back was the VAT back offer from Sony - I will get almost £90 back from my £600 (for an NEX5, 16mm pancake and the 18-55mm kit lens) outlay which is 15% so very pleased. It will be great to have a "carry everwhere" camera at last.

I have also ordered an adapter from ebay so that I can use the ever growing collection of old MD primes with the dimunituve NEX 5. Just a few weeks ago I was lucky to find  a mint 35mmF1.4 Rokkor for £7.
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Re: Nex cameras
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2010, 10:32:12 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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