Ive bitten the forbidden dot...

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Chrisnmn, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    The Leica red dot, that is.

    I did a separate post here asking for some gear recommendation after i found myself almost camera-less (my trusty GR is always with me) and I was eyeing the Sony cameras...anyway, I decided that if i was going to part ways with my m43 gear and go into the "tricky mess" that mirrorless APSC is (to me) i decided i was going to invest in the best glass i could afford till i can get a FF compact. Leica enters the game. I decided not to buy their cameras, although they are the only fully working FF mirrorless at the moment, but i know that not for long...so I found a great "deal" that will have me eating a porridge diet for almost a year because of a 35 "lux".

    Since i couldnt find much information about the NEX bodies with m glass, other that the NEX7 has "problems" with anything wider than 35mm (same as the A7/r?) but the new NEX6 had those problems fixed and 16mbpx is more than enough to get big enough prints and for my purposes. So...

    now i have my compact "50mm combo" that i was wanting. NEX6 + 35 lux. I must say the whole thing is small. and the IQ it can pull is some of the best ive seen.

    I was never big fan of the luxury prices of Leica, though i always wanted to try one, and never have till now. I own this lens now and understood a lot of things. This lens, is impressive to say at least.

    anyway, so today i came back home walking just to try the lens. and the camera of course.

    I should say that i had absolutely none expectations about the NEX6 and im surprised it haven't got much more attention. I think ergonomically is way better than the Panasonic GX7 and smaller, not bigger in size than a OMD EM5. The VF is better than the OMD EM5 but not as big as the VF3, so for me its simply brilliant.

    Menus are a bit "too playstation-computer like" and not "photographic driven" whatsoever, yet simple enough not to be complicated.

    Now onto what matters most, performance and IQ...im blown. This combo, which gives me a 52mm F2 (DOF) equivalent... is none but brilliant.

    Please mind that this photos are just absolute random snaps on my way home and are not intended to be anything else...

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    You can see on the first shots the "leica pop" people talk about. I should also point that this is the first camera other than Oylmpus that im really loving its colors. beautiful!.

    For the gear-heads. All images processed in LR5.2, "Hombrewed" B/W preset and some "custom" color preset based on some VSCO presets.
     
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  2. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    Gordon
    It's a slipery slope you're on now..... enjoy the ride. It's very very hard to go back.

    Gordon
     
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  3. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

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    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    Looking forward to see what else you coax out of that gear setup. Maybe you can have an occasional top ramen break from the porridge for variety? :smile:

    Really like the guitarist portrait.
     
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  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    I know EXACTLY what you mean Gordon... man if this is the "entreé", I cant wait to see whats for "main"!... Let´s see how it goes!

    Thanks Chris, Ill do my best to get some ramen! and some other shots with this setup!.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Put that 35 Lux on a M9. You'll like it even better!!! Congrats!


    Sent from my iPhone using SeriousCompacts mobile app
     
  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I had a Nex 5R that I liked a lot for manual focus lenses, it just fit my hand perfectly :)
     
  7. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    Gordon
    Between you and me we'll have Chris broke and single in a fortnight. A week if we work at it. :smile:

    Gordon
     
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  8. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    At least he has half the experience (8>)
     
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  9. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Dublin, Ireland
    these look great, congrats on the new purchase! :)
     
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  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    That red dot is delicious to bite into, isn't it?
     
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  11. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

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    Jay
    Uh-oh, Chris has got the bug... :tongue:
     
  12. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    haha yes it is. I am loving every bite!. This lenses are insane! so much goodness in such a small package!

    Is there a pill for that Jay? hopefully ill come out of this one in one piece! :blush:
     
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  13. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

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    Jay
    The only sure cure as far as I can tell is running out of funds, hahaha. Good luck :wink: