Automotive Photography with the NEX

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by rcubed, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. rcubed

    rcubed SC Rookie

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    Thawing her out in the morning.

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    Trying a winter rolling shot'

    (Higher Res available by clicking the images.)


    When I first got this camera, I wasnt so sure I could still use the automotive rigs because of the lack of a RF or wired remote trigger. I attempted this on the weekend and the results came out pretty well.

    The first shot was taken with a Minolta 50mm f1.4 MD on the NEX-5 and the 2nd was shot using the kit 16mm lens mounted on my rig.
    The setup and editing for the 2nd shot can be found here: STi Rear Rig shot.

    All in all, i think the NEX-5 is a great versatile camera with a small footprint.
     
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  2. rcubed

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    Um, what?
     
  3. BBW

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    rcubed, don't worry "Granger" was a spammer and is gone now.:wink:

    Thanks so much for your thawed Subaru photo and that one on the road, too! I need to know more about that "rear rig shot"! Very impressive and a bit nervous making from my point of view.

    The more I see of these NEX photos the more I really feel like I need to keep my wallet locked up. Great results!

    By the way, here's an unofficial welcome to the forums.:biggrin:
     
  4. rcubed

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    Thanks for the comments and the welcome!

    Putting the NEX up for a high speed rig shot made me nervous as well. Normally, I'd shoot with a Canon XSI and a helper to push the car at extremely low speeds but I was working solo in this case and brought the car up to 40km/hr.
     
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  5. summerkl

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    Since I too have a NEX, I often think when I see a really interesting shot that I should try to copy it. Not going anywhere near this one :eek:

    I look forward to what else you have up your sleeves!
     
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  6. BBW

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    You're welcome, rcubed. As Kevin wrote, I'm looking forward to more, too, but will keep my little LX5 safely inside my MINI Cooper, when on the road.:biggrin:
     
  7. rcubed

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    I just noticed you're from Vancouver too!
    I figured this camera would be light enough for high-risk stuff like this.

    Thats not to say I wasn't extremely nervous when doing it though!

    I have a Infrared Converted NEX-5 coming in the mail right now and im super excited to try it out.
    Ill share the results when I get it!
     
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  8. djnww

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    Wow. Great shots. Given me a few ideas now. A lot of effort too !

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  9. Nice shots, moving shots are a realm I have not yet begun to explore.