NEX Discussion Thread
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xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 661
Country: Spain

If you're trying to use a 50mm lens, no, it doesn't, because it doesn't have a helicoid. The cheapest I've seen for one with one is a this one:
http://www.ebay.es/itm/Kipon-Advanced-Contax-RF-Lens-to-Sony-E-Adapter-NEX-5-3-/330574704296?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item4cf7c9aea8#ht_2893wt_1114
But I haven't tried. I'm thinking about it, though… (but the Kipon I bought I had to return, because it fell to pieces, so I'm not all that confident about it).



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1501
Country: Norway

Has anyone used the CV 21/4 on the Nex? I'm wondering how it performs stopped down, and if it has the same, nice clarity as the 15/4.5.



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1356
Country: United States

mortyb wrote:
Has anyone used the CV 21/4 on the Nex? I'm wondering how it performs stopped down, and if it has the same, nice clarity as the 15/4.5.


Yes I have a CV 21/4 39mm with M mount adapter. The lens is very sharp at F8 but has significant color shift compared to the 15/4 on my Nex 5n. I always feel a need to use cornerfix which is easy but another step.

Here is an uncorrected shot.



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 9313
Country: France

There is colour shift, but I wouldn't call it "bad". The Contax G 21 has a lot more, and the Leica M 24 Elmar, though less wide, has at least as much.



xbarcelo
Registered: Nov 04, 2010
Total Posts: 661
Country: Spain

One of this days, I should do a 21mm shootout: CV 21/4, Contax G 21/2,8, Yashica ML 21/3,5 and Konica 21/2,8… I suppose that all of them have their stenghts, but I tend to use the Contax and then the Konica (I could add the Sony 20/2,8 to the mix as well).



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1501
Country: Norway

Thanks for the example and info. If there's any color shift in that image, it doesn't bother me at all. Clarity seems quite good.



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1501
Country: Norway

I got a Nex-6 today. The diopter (is it?) (that moves back and forth inside the VF when you adjust it), is slightly tilted counter clockwise. Not sure if it has any practical impact on the VF view, but it sort of annoys me. Curious if this is normal or anyone else with a Nex-6 or 7 can tell.



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2275
Country: Germany

mortyb wrote:
I got a Nex-6 today. The diopter (is it?) (that moves back and forth inside the VF when you adjust it), is slightly tilted counter clockwise. Not sure if it has any practical impact on the VF view, but it sort of annoys me. Curious if this is normal or anyone else with a Nex-6 or 7 can tell.

I think mine isn't tilted but i am not 100% sure if we are looking for the same thing, can you take a picture of it?



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1501
Country: Norway

Thanks, but I'm exchanging it for another.



ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3823
Country: N/A

Is there an easy way to change the AF area when you are using AF/MF hold to focus?


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Take the AF/MF button (please). To be able to use it as a one press (instead of having AF on the shutter release) you have to first venture into theMenu, select the Camera icon, then scroll to AF/MF select. Press the center button, then turn the scroll wheel to MF. Now, return to Menu, and then go to the Setup section icon. Go to AF/MF control (yes, same name but it's a different one), press the center button and select Hold.  Got that? Once done, you have now decoupled autofocusing and the shutter release. This is a way of working that a lot of photographers use regularly, myself included.



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
Total Posts: 5085
Country: United States

I'm super excited- I've had my NEX6 for a week now, but no lenses/adapters. First adapter (standard Nikon F-NEX) should arrive today, and I'll be able to try my 50/1.4.
Goofy CCTV lens should arrive tomorrow or saturday (35/1.7, $26).
Mitakon Lens Turbo next week (F Mount).
Two more nikkors (35/2, 85/2) shortly after.



ken.vs.ryu
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3823
Country: N/A

ken.vs.ryu wrote:
Is there an easy way to change the AF area when you are using AF/MF hold to focus?


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Take the AF/MF button (please). To be able to use it as a one press (instead of having AF on the shutter release) you have to first venture into theMenu, select the Camera icon, then scroll to AF/MF select. Press the center button, then turn the scroll wheel to MF. Now, return to Menu, and then go to the Setup section icon. Go to AF/MF control (yes, same name but it's a different one), press the center button and select Hold.  Got that? Once done, you have now decoupled autofocusing and the shutter release. This is a way of working that a lot of photographers use regularly, myself included.


Set the right key, usually flash to focus area. Change from mf to dmf, custom key. Then use focus area to change area. Then go back to mf.



H.Lux
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 511
Country: Germany

ken.vs.ryu wrote:
Do you think the $60 adapter from eBay works? There are $250 ones which I can't justify.


The only one that has worked for smooth focusing is the metabones. And only the second copy works fine. The Kipon, I sent back.

Take a lokk, it's not as expensive as you think, I got mine from there, it's an honest guy: click


Enjoy

Stefan



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
Total Posts: 1757
Country: United States

Anyone here find a fisheye lens that you like for the NEX? I've been considering the Rokinon. The size is the only hold up for me right now.



alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
Total Posts: 1124
Country: United States

There's a Rokinon 8/3.5 fisheye for SLRs, and there is a Rokinon 8/2.8 fisheye for NEX. The NEX one is very small, and is supposed to be as good if not better than the large DSLR one.

I have the SLR one, and I think it's pretty good, although I usually use it on a Sony SLR. The projection is less fishy than most fisheyes, such that if you're shooting perfectly level there's little distortion. Only if you tilt up or down does it seem like a fisheye.



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
Total Posts: 1757
Country: United States

Al, thanks for the info. From what I had read the E-Mount version was essentially the SLR version with a different mount... sounds like I've overlooked something. I'll have to do my homework a little better.



Kit Laughlin
Registered: Mar 08, 2004
Total Posts: 3918
Country: Australia

Carsten wrote:

I went back to the Sony store and specifically tested the NEX-6 and NEX-7 viewfinders side by side, and the NEX-6 EVF is significantly better, primarily because it has a much higher refresh rate. The NEX-7 EVF couldn't keep up with people's legs while walking, and had a kind of strobe effect (not much light may have exacerbated this). The NEX-6 was fluid.

This is completely accurate in my personal experience; I sent my first NEX 7 back because it was absurdly sensitive to eye placement and I was not able to obtain a sharp view through the EVF no matter what I tried with the diopter and jpeg settings. When I say "sensitive" I mean one had to position one's shooting eye in the absolute centre of the EVF to get a clear picture. The second one was identical, and I was never able to look comfortably through its EVF and this was the reason I sold it.

Now, I am using a pair of NEX 6s, and their EVFs are excellent. I tend to ignore specs and use a camera until I either like it overall, or sell it (like many others here!). I was concerned about the NEX 6 EVF for exactly the reasons others have offered, that it was the same specs as the NEX 7; they may be on paper, but in use are substantially different.

If anyone is interested in how I use the NEX 6 bodies for stills and video (I need both capacities when working on the road, which is most of the time now; just back from Vancouver yesterday), I have been blogging on this. I saw that someone was criticised for just posting a link to their blog, so please ignore the links below if you are in that camp!

Cheers, KL

Why the NEX 6 is the best compromise stills/video camera presently (http://wp.me/p1QR8D-3B)

and

Revisiting the Sony NEX 6 as a dual function (stills and video) device (http://wp.me/p1QR8D-6m)



teraflame
Registered: Nov 17, 2008
Total Posts: 196
Country: United States

I bought the 5n EVF recently but there is a big problem with it. The eyepiece is atrociously useless, lots of purple reflections; I can see more clearly taking it off. Is there a replacement eyepiece that would be better? Or diy solution?



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 2275
Country: Germany

teraflame wrote:
I bought the 5n EVF recently but there is a big problem with it. The eyepiece is atrociously useless, lots of purple reflections; I can see more clearly taking it off. Is there a replacement eyepiece that would be better? Or diy solution?

There is a much nicer one for the RX1 "ET Eye Cup Soft RX1 X25859391" which reportedly fits nicely for the 5n's EVF as well. The problem seems to be to buy one.



mortyb
Registered: Feb 15, 2009
Total Posts: 1501
Country: Norway

Jacob D wrote:
Anyone here find a fisheye lens that you like for the NEX? I've been considering the Rokinon. The size is the only hold up for me right now.


Samyang/Rokinon 8/2.8 is brilliant. Utterly impressed with its IQ, esp. clarity.



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