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C3 has landed!

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by BruPri, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Camera w/o lens ...8oz, w/Nikkor 55 1.2, ...just over 2lbs

    Charging up, will post pics soon...
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Drum roll.........!
     
  3. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    C'mon it's been TWO WHOLE HOURS! Let's see some pics! :biggrin:

    (I'm kidding, but I am impatient!)
     
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  4. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Unfortunately charging takes 4 hours ( I've been Googling NPFW50 Rapid Charger...) :rolleyes:
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I remember how long charging can seem to take.... I can't remember how long the X100's first time took...and now since I have a couple of batteries I don't have to watch the clock.

    Only about an hour to go, Bruce!:popcorm2:
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Bill
    Bru

    just a suggestion - take the "rabbit ears" off if you are using the Nikkor it that way otherwise you will end up scratching something
     
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  7. BruPri

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I'll start off by saying that I have frustratingly limited subject matter in my office so I'll only include a couple of pics for now.
    I have to say up front that I really like the C3 much better than the 5:biggrin:, here are a couple quick reasons,
    The power switch is much easier to access, the buttons and wheel are more solid feeling, the body is less boxy and feels way better in hand. Although the shutter is loud, it seems quieter in the lighter body and the improved manual focus assist along with peaking make it a perfect match for legacy glass.
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Lovely lighting in your first and very pretty out of focus background. What lenses?
     
  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Lookin Damn good my friend!!!!
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Yes, Andy's right. I should have applauded your vase, too - crystal clear! Strictly from the aesthetic point of view, I do prefer your orchid.

    I am rushing off to take some anti G.A.S. pills!!
     
  11. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Nikkor 55mm F1.2 full open... thanks for your kind words BB, I am a bit disappointed as I hoped for a big difference when I shot the same subject with my 18-55 kit lens...aside from the DOF, not really anything terrible about the Sony lens as I've been reading about mounting distance and such recently. Looks good to me!
     
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  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Fun in the park with the daughter...

    C3 / Nikkor 55mm 1.2 (my new FAVORITE lens!)
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  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Great IQ there and nice colours also. The C3 and Nikkor look a great match!
     
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  14. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Yup, the colors look great and so does your daughter!

    How would you say the colors are straight out of the camera - both in RAW and jpeg? I've only used the NEX5 briefly and can't remember what the straight color output was like? For example, often with some of the Panasonic cameras there can be a warmer tone that needs (to my eyes) to be corrected. What about this NEX?
     
  15. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Don't have the drivers for RAW yet, the jpegs if anything are on the cooler side but not overly so, only compared to my E-P1-same lens, the Oly I would say are overly warm so pretty true balance with the Sony...
     
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  16. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Love this Vase :)