oops! Just bought a Nex5 & 16mm f/2.8 kit / It's Arrived!!

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    I have been looking for a replacement for the GF1 and s95 for quite a while and have been looking at the GF2, E-PL2 NEX5 and Sigma DP2s

    GF2- Not as nice to use as GF1
    E-PL2- Very good looking retro but image quality as with GF2 isn't quite there for me which is one reason I ditched the GF1 although Dynamic B&W was superb!
    Sigma DP2s- Way way too expensive for what you get even though the images are very good. No detachable lens system and poor quality small rear screen.
    NEX5- Very odd looking camera, nice to hold, superb tilting high res rear screen to help with manual focus when using old MF lenses and the best bit is the ASP-C sized sensor and high ISO.

    So I just have to try one and the one I wanted [Black NEX5 16mm f/2.8) was cheaper than any other kit so the order was placed!!! Whoop Whoop!!:biggrin:

    Arriving tomorrow so a little report will follow including a report on using the NEX5 with MF lenses. I have already ordered a M42 - NEX adapter. :smile:
     
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  2. BBW

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    Andy, you know one of the things I love about you is that you have no camera loyalties!:tongue:

    Looking forward to your enthusiastic reporting!:biggrin:
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

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    :biggrin: I love cameras and lenses and part of this hobby is trying different things even if it cost more. This hobby is still far cheaper than building and restoring cars!!! I don't smoke or drink either so this is my naughty little pleasure :wink: Can't wait to try the NEX5 especially with my 35mm f2.4 Carl Zeiss Flektogon lens!!!!!:2thumbs: That should pump the APS-C's sensor muscles a bit! :dance3:
     
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  4. BBW

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    Good for you - on all fronts!

    That APS-C's sensor must be one of the things that keeps pulling at me. Superb image quality from what I have seen.:thiagree:
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

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    Yeah, don't forget your X1 had one!!!
     
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  6. BBW

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    I know and that plus the simplicity of the controls is what seduced me.:wink:
     
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  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Congratulations. Welcome to the club! You'll be joining soon yourself BB:wink:
     
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  8. Ghosthunter

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    OK Lets get a campaign to get BB over to the NEX side!!:thumbup:

    BB Looooooook at this... mmmmmmmm
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Hey, congrats Andy :) I found the 16mm kit lens to be very useable indeed and quite surprised myself as I wouldn't say I'm a natural wide angle kind of user. In fact, it seems more natural that the Leica X1's 35 (36?)mm fov. I'm hankering after the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm offering at the moment as I really want macro and great IQ. What is it with us users, always after something else :)
     
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  10. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Update that firmware when you get it!!!

    I have a NEX3, and it's a fun camera, though there are limitations (I'll let you find them out for yourself, since a lot of the time it's personal anyway, and I don't want to bias you). But the firmware update is an absolute MUST! It's a different camera when updated (of course, your might ship with the update, which would be even better)
     
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  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Hey BB. Just look at the size of that sensor!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. BillN

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    "all the bigger to collect dust" Red Riding Hood
     
  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Thanks. I'll see what mine is and pop along to upgrade if necessary. Let's hope not eh! Always a scary thing to do he he.

    Yep, it never ends!! :biggrin:
     
  14. Ghosthunter

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    Looks like it needs a bit of a clean!! :biggrin:

    I hope you realise that the pic above is pure porn!!!!!!!!!!:yahoo:
     
  15. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    Congrats Andy , have lots of fun with the new toy
     
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  16. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    Welcome to the NEX club Andy (when it arrives) Christine you mention your not a great fan of wide angle I know like me you have the 'kit' lens for this cam: today I photographed the 'Strawberry Fields' Gates in Woolton Liverpool and was glad that I had the excellent 18-55mm lens otherwise I would be flattened by traffic having to stand in the middle of the road to get the whole of the gates in frame.
    Andy I forgot to mention in an earlier posting about the flip-up LCD which I think is great for street-photography, or if like me squatting or bending is difficult, it is definate bonus.
     
  17. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Does Lightroom 3.3 support the NEX5 RAW files?

    Cheers Penny. The screen is pretty awesome!! I'm going to love that I'm sure and very handy for street photography!!
     
  18. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    I havn't used raw yet Andy so am not sure; the first thing I noticed about the LCD is how bright it is..almost hurt my eyes sic.
     
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  19. wt21

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Yes, NEX is fully supported on LR 3.x.

    Like others, I wasn't much of a WA shooter, but the 24mm Eq lens (plus I got the FE adapter) has brought me into trying it out. It's a lot more fun than I gave it credit for!

     
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  20. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    How would you say the images compare between the s95 and the Nex?