A few days into using my new NEX 3 camera, I've got to say this is a fun camera. However I am struggling with manual focus lenses on the NEX. I have two main issues
(1) the time required to get critical focus for fast manual focus lenses takes a long time! I'm still getting used to the zoom feature where you can check focus. It works great, but I find I am slow at the whole process. Hopefully this is something that I can get faster at. What are your experiences? Is this process always this slow or qdo you improve to SLR comparable speeds?
(2) staying still while shooting is tough! The NEX and manual focus lens is so small and light that staying in a rigid pose is difficult. I imagine this gets easier with AF lenses, but manual focus lenses where you need a functioning hand to adjust aperture and focus makes the situation much more difficult. I've heard suggestions of shooting from the hip rather than eye level, but I'm still not comfortable with either. The hip feels more comfortable, but the LCD is too far from my eye to see critical focus for fast lenses. Shooting with the LCD in front of my face makes it easy to see the frame and focus points but keeping hands steady in front of you isn't easy.
Now, I've only had this for a day, and I'm hoping I get better. Id love to hear how you coped at first and after getting used to it, whether you have any tips for a new NEX user.