January 21st, 2013, 08:05 AM
Goodbye Sony Nex 6 ...
It's been a while that i've doubting about my sony nex 6.
ATM I don't have any native lenses for it (just some vintage konica lenses) and I finally decided to sell my nex 6.
Is it a bad camera ? no , no, not at all
It's just that since I have the Fuji X-E1 that I barely reach for the nex and I have just bought myself the OMD too.
The Fuji with 35mm and 18-55 (according to the review) render images with a much nicer look then the nex, and some really intresting lenses are coming...
The Omd fills the gap of the fuji with the possibility to add native macro lenses and a telezoom (and let us not forget the 45,75 and 12mm)
I don't see any reason to keep the nex as a 3rd body as two cameras is enough atm , I prefer some good glass then instead.
The only very good lens the nex has is the 50mm and the zeiss, but 950 euro for a non stabilized 1.8 lens is too much (the fuji 35mm f1.4 is only 499 for example)
The sigma 19/30 are great lenses, but obsolete when using the fuji 18-55 2.8-4 with OIS...
Also I feel that nex renders images a bit too.. hmmm "digital" and that on the internet there is very few support forums and sites dedicated to only the nex (if you compare this to fuji X or m4/3 for example)
So again, nothing wrong with the nex 6, it's a very good camera but... I just miss something about it that makes me want to grab it and go take photos
Anybody else feel like this 'bout sony nex series ?
Last edited by Wolf; January 21st, 2013 at 09:11 AM.
January 21st, 2013, 09:04 AM
I had the 5n. Just couldn't get it to hit the boxes. Agree on the "digital" feeling comment.
I see on talknex, others have dropped the new NEX cams, as well.
January 21st, 2013, 09:10 AM
I had the 5n before too, and it got me into ILC cameras and once again, i can't fault it and i got some nice photos out of it (esp with the 50mm) but it has no lenses with a special feeling or an own 'soul' ...
The new 35mm doesn't seem to be bad but nothing spectacular either, prefer the fuji 35mm 1.4 then imo
January 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM
I too feel infinitely happier having disposed of my 5n (kit and a few Nikkor F manual lenses). Its sale proceeds went to pay for part of a DP2M. Now I am happy with colour, sharpness, white balance and an image able closely to reproduce how something was seen & felt when a finger pressed the button. The Sony kit lens was only adequately sharp between f7.1 and f10 and then only in the middle of its zoom range. And I now have no 'neon' green. Yay!
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January 21st, 2013, 09:24 AM
Wolf, I won't blame you as I took the same path, and am currently parting with my 7 after owning the 5N and 6 as well. Like you, shooting only manual lenses because the only native lens I could have liked (SEL50) was too slow to focus indoors, and everything else I tried (16-50, 18-55, 30/2.8DN) was either uninteresting, slow, or downright lousy (or all three in the case of the zooms).
I've had a wonderful time with the NEX bodies and legacy glass over the past 6 months, and unlike you I dont find their rendering "digital", that, in my mind, goes to the OM-D (my hated camera, lol).
Like you, I'm now looking at the X family (I'm an ex Fuji user from long, long ago, started with the S Pro 1 !!), and though I realize there are quirks and the AF is sluggish unless you get the new X100s or X20, I'm now trying an X10 and play it by ear from there.
My 7 is spoken for and leaves tomorrow, so we're brothers in arms here ;)
A little pic to wish it good-bye :
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January 21st, 2013, 09:30 AM
Dear Brother in Arms, my nex 6 is paid for and will leave tomorrow :)
why do you "hate" the omd ?
The fuji X (i got XE1) has it quirks, but when you come home and see the photos, all is forgiven... ;)
January 21st, 2013, 10:06 AM
Especially since the OMD has a Sony sensor!!
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January 21st, 2013, 10:09 AM
Guess I'm swimming against the tide here but I'm still happily shooting with original NEX5 and planning to buy NEX6 in the next couple of weeks. I've printed and hung pics taken with most of the allegedly rubbish lenses and they look fine to me and everyone else who has seen them.
I personally don't believe that the idea of cameras having a particular look, good or bad, corresponds to reality - it's in the eye of the beholder. Line up images side by side from one photographer shot on different cameras and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to tell the difference based on 'look'. But maybe I'm just not sensitive enough
Happy shooting with any an all your cameras.
January 21st, 2013, 10:44 AM
I am a big fan of Fuji cameras. However, I would try and use one first before buying. The lenses are great, but just make sure you actually like using the camera. They do require a bit more patience and they aren't really designed for machine gun shooting.... They work for me because I don't take a lot of pictures but if you like shooting 50 or 100 shots when you do photography, they might not be the ideal choice. Great cameras but they are kind anachronistic.
On the S1, I have an S5. The skin tones on that camera are just amazing. I did some portraits recently using a Nikon 50 F1.4 and 85 F1.4. The people loved them and I hardly touched them on the computer- which made me real happy.
I love the Fuji's but they probably aren't great cameras for most people.
One thing I do agree with you on. All these cameras have sort of a different look straight out of the camera. Yes, you can modify that on the computer. Personally I don't like spending a bunch of time processing files so what comes out the Fuji's works for me. Some people are going to prefer Olympus or Sony or whatever. That's just a matter of taste and not right or wrong.
Again, I'd go to the store and try one out before I bought it. And you won't fan a bigger Fuji fan than me. I love my X Pro and X100.
January 21st, 2013, 11:02 AM
I love my fuji XE1 and indeed the ooc jpgs are superb, but as you say it's a special camera and not for everybody and it does lack some things , hence why i prefer the omd as a second body (faster single af, more lens options, telezoom, macro, ...)
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