Well, my wait is finally over...

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by BruPri, May 3, 2012.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I was one of the first to pre-order a NEX-7, body only and then the floods hit and I cancelled. Recently I reordered through a local company, the two weeks they initially indicated for deliver was off by about two months which gave me ample time to use my x100 to death (no, it's actually still living) I picked up the NEX-7 yesterday and was finally able to use my 55-210 that I kept from my NEX-3, that's the only Sony E-mount I own, all the rest are Nikkor big glass. So today I traded a huge Nikkor 180 2.8 (which the 55-210 betters btw), and picked up three Contax Zeiss lenses, a Sonnar 85 2.8, a Distagon 35 2.8 and a Tessar 45 2.8 pancake. The adaptor for those will arrive tomorrow, can't wait to use those although the mere thought of pancakes is making me hungry.

    Stay tuned...
     
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Congratulations on the NEX, BruPri!

    +1 on liking pancakes. Fast or with blueberries, please.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice!! Congrats on the camera and the new lenses!

    How do you like the feel of the NEX7 vs. the NEX3 so far? I liked it a whole lot better.
     
  4. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Night and day! (I have to work both night and day to pay for it)

    But seriously folks...
    I like the first shutter business, but there are times when I have to remind myself that I've actually completed taking the picture and that's not the sound of just the shutter opening. The viewfinder is inconsistent as I wear glasses and it more often than not, switches immediately back to the LCD.
    Oh well...
     
  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Finally the weather is cooperating, some initial shots..
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    NEX7/Tessar 45 2.8
     
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  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Dan
    Congrats! I love my NEX7 and it works especially well with those manual focus lenses.
     
  7. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Yeah, it's taking a bit of getting used to the Zeiss' aperture ring being backwards from the Nikkors...
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Worth the wait.
     
  9. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Recently picked up a Zeiss 60mm 2.8 Macro and that lens has not left the NEX7 since I got it, the pic of the Hassleblads in the camera store sold me, taken from about 7' away at waist level...the second pic is crop of the first. The third pic shows macro.
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  10. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    As I walked through the camera store, a small voice from the lens counter was whispering...buy me...BUY ME!
    It was not an easy decision given my limited funds but some things are just meant to be in life.

    Zeiss 85mm 1.4 now joins my 60mm macro and 55/210. Here's a couple quick ones from the 85:

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  11. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    some nice stuff here, but i'd like to ask, how do you like your X100 when you compare it with your nex 7 ? :rolleyes:
     
  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    My X100 does one thing that the NEX-7 can't.

    That's take a nice picture of the NEX-7.