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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    They look good. That lens is fine. It gets a bad rap all the time but you just proved all those idiots wrong.
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    You must not hear what other people say - everyone of them think, you only can make good pictures with Leica M9. x millions are using cell phones for photos - and they are happy :-) It's not the tool - it's man/woman behind tool!

    I've a lot of cameras - all "best tools".

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    NEX5 + 18-55 ... + Tamron 60mm / 2.0




















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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    Not as close up, but more evidence that the 18-55 can shoot with detail if you ask it to


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    Hi,

    Some really nice shots in this series.

    I'm looking at purchasing a NEX and was wondering whether you had the Tamron 60/2 in Sony mount (which I have) and using it with the Sony a->e adaptor?

    If so, could you comment on how well it AFs with the adaptor? If not, just your general comments regarding the lens in use with the NEX would be great.

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    I have Tamron 60mm / 2.0 with Canon mount, using it with Canon, m4/3, NEX and NX.
    I know, I'm an silly manual focussing guy - but it makes fun while macroing ...

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    Not silly at all! I normally MF when doing macro as well.

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    I tried the Sony adapter for Alpha mount to E- mount. It is incredibly slow, maybe 3-4 seconds, and not small either. I don't think that calling this "AF" fairly represents the system's capability (or, in this case, lack of).
    Regarding the 18-55, I agree. For a lens of this type and cost, it is very good indeed. Just don't expect it to outperform a Zeiss or Leica prime.
    Here is a close-up with the excellent Zeiss C/Y 35-70 f:3.4

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    Hot, you can almost taste those strawberries...good stuff!

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    Here are two close-up images taken at my favorite Sushi joint . The first with 16mm another much maligned lens and the second with 18-55mm.
    Joshua - M9: Leica-M & Zeiss ZM lenses + Canon DSLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Hot, you can almost taste those strawberries...good stuff!
    I daily eat these wild growing forrest strawberries in my garden - EEEEXCELLENT! and not to buy

    They grow faster than you can eat ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGeoJO View Post
    Here are two close-up images taken at my favorite Sushi joint . The first with 16mm another much maligned lens and the second with 18-55mm.
    sushi kamon is ok. you should check out oshima in tustin. much better than kamon.

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    AGeoJO,

    Nice food shots!...... they appear to be done with strobe/flash OFF the camera, judging by direction of shadow towards the lens? If so, how did you synch the flash to the NEX shutter please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mach330 View Post
    sushi kamon is ok. you should check out oshima in tustin. much better than kamon.
    I will have to check that place out then . Thanks!
    Joshua - M9: Leica-M & Zeiss ZM lenses + Canon DSLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugleone View Post
    AGeoJO,

    Nice food shots!...... they appear to be done with strobe/flash OFF the camera, judging by direction of shadow towards the lens? If so, how did you synch the flash to the NEX shutter please?
    No, no flash at all. The shots were taken using just available light and the WB was adjusted in LR later on. Thanks!
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    AGeoJO,.....Do you know if it's possible to synch flash to NEX using slave? I have been told that NEX always uses a pre-flash and that this can't be turned off..?? This is crucial to whether I buy NEX or not so I really need some help with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugleone View Post
    AGeoJO,.....Do you know if it's possible to synch flash to NEX using slave? I have been told that NEX always uses a pre-flash and that this can't be turned off..?? This is crucial to whether I buy NEX or not so I really need some help with this!
    I don't know the answer to your question if you meant radio triggering outside flashes. Sorry. Generally, I dislike flash photography anyway. Although my NEX system is fairly new but I have not used the flash for except for testing and to make sure that it works. The on-board flash is capable of trigger simple slaved flash or flashes but I am not sure what kind of role the NEX flash will play in terms of output.
    Joshua - M9: Leica-M & Zeiss ZM lenses + Canon DSLR

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    No, I meant by a slave trigger that uses t light from one flash to trigger a second flash independantly. "the onboard flash is capable to trigger simple slaved flash"....THIS is what I'm trying to tie down,...I have been told that NEX always uses a preflash before the main flash,..if that is the case then NEX will NOT be able to use slave becasue the second flash head will fire with teh NEX's preflash...ie., with shutter still closed.......(??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugleone View Post
    No, I meant by a slave trigger that uses t light from one flash to trigger a second flash independantly. "the onboard flash is capable to trigger simple slaved flash"....THIS is what I'm trying to tie down,...I have been told that NEX always uses a preflash before the main flash,..if that is the case then NEX will NOT be able to use slave becasue the second flash head will fire with teh NEX's preflash...ie., with shutter still closed.......(??)
    Aaah, OK then. I don't remember whether the NEX flash fires pre-flash or not. I can try it at home later on and post my findings here. In the meantime, maybe there are others that can chime in.
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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    Bob, indeed the NEX-5 fires a pre-flash burst prior to the main flash just like you were told. I wasn't aware of that and like I said, except for testing a few times, I don't use flash at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugleone View Post
    No, I meant by a slave trigger that uses t light from one flash to trigger a second flash independantly. "the onboard flash is capable to trigger simple slaved flash"....THIS is what I'm trying to tie down,...I have been told that NEX always uses a preflash before the main flash,..if that is the case then NEX will NOT be able to use slave becasue the second flash head will fire with teh NEX's preflash...ie., with shutter still closed.......(??)
    With the better slave triggers you should be able to program them to ignore a preflash. They're likely to be more expensive than a dumb slave though.

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    redsim74,...thanks for that,..I have now found several adjustable slave units on th web, thanks.

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    I've been mainly shooting MF Leica and OM lenses, but this morning decided to take it easy and give the 18-55 kit a spin. I'm not dissapointed at all. This one is iso 800, handheld at 55 mm and f8:


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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    The NEX system lends itself very well to close-ups. Either with native E-mount, or with legacy alt glass, like here (Leica Summicron 90:: f2.0)

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    Beautiful colours and oof rendering in that one philber!

    The Nex has indeed ample opportunity for close-ups

    With the kit lens:


    With a Olympus OM 135/3.5 + total of 65 mm extension tubes:


    Or with a Leica M90/4 at MFD:

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    Re: close ups with NEX5

    NEX5 + Tamron 60mm/2 macro
















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