NEX about to get a firmware update!

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Janis, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Janis

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    What about ISO change in MF mode?
    Right....ya gotta suffer if ya want to play the bluez......
     
  3. Janis

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    Dunno about that! Looking forward to this, though.
     
  4. Streetshooter

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    Janis, do you do MF..with or without adapted lenses?
     
  5. Janis

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    Yes, with Sigma 105mm, Nikon 50mm, and 35mm CCTV lenses. I prefer AF but I love the results with the three I just mentioned. It's kind of hard with the 105mm, though, because it doesn't balance well on the little NEX.
     
  6. stratokaster

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    Peaking is great. I love this feature on my semi-pro camcorder - it allows you to focus precisely where you want without squinting too much or using magnified view. If they indeed release this firmware update, I may buy a NEX with the sole intention of using it with my legacy glass. Think of it as a live view equivalent of rangefinder focusing.
     
  7. Ghosthunter

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    The magnified view on the NEX i find to be superb and it's helped by the decent quality rear screen. Voigtlander lenses are great as they are small and light and feel nice on the NEX.

    I'm all updated with the new firmware so thanks for the link!
     
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  8. Streetshooter

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    Andy, is there actually a new update or is it still in the rumor stage?
    Your post implies a new update.
    Don
     
  9. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Still the rumor stage, but rumor with screenshots, or manual shots, or something. So perhaps its close. It doesn't look like its going to add that much, but if you're focussing manually a lot, I suppose the peaking could be a very useful feature.

    -Ray
     
  10. Ghosthunter

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    I'm not sure what happened here but i thought i was replying to the thread regarding the updates to LR3 and PS9 ...What a plumb i am!! :rofl:
     
  11. Country Parson

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    I believe the peaking feature would help me with manual focus. I look forward to that. :smile:
     
  12. promising

    Sounds promising, looking forward to the update.
     
  13. Streetshooter

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    Andy don't sweat it....
    Ray, the issue with ISO an MF has hit home.
    I'm using my FD lenses and now it's a problem.
    Did you ever figure out a work around?
    Don
     
  14. still waiting

    I hate when you gotta wait for these things. Kind of wish they would not tell you and just be a surprise when released.