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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Old Soviet lens. Not very sharp but suitable for some purposes.


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    Hard to believe that the lens was made in 1934! I was just expecting average performance (that too in monochrome). It will serve me well with a NEX monochrome camera or a Leica monochrome cam (whichever I get my hands on first).


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    Hey Vivek,

    I have a NEX 5n and am thinking of the NEX 6. I almost exclusively use a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 and a Zeiss 50mm f1.5 on it. I very rarely if ever use the Sony lenses..... Is the NEX 6 as good with these types of lenses as the 5n? Or does it have disadvantages like the 7??

    I have been assuming it would be the same as the sensor is the same (?) But you would be the man to know...

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Hi Silas, I have neither of those lenses and have not tried them on the 5n or the 6.

    The 6's sensor appears to behave exactly the same as that of the 5n. No worries about the corners.

    Flash and the hotshoe work well. Since the EVF is built in, faster and longer lenses are easier to use on the 6.

    You would really enjoy it.

    PS: I have a monochrome project going with MaxMax and am specifically looking at the 5n. If that succeeds, one of my 6 will be converted to a monochrome camera. In this process, the AA filter (the sensor cover glass) will also go.

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    Well that's reassuring -- I wouldn't want to suddenly have pink corners

    Both those lenses are fantastic on the 5n, so the plan is a go!

    The only things i would change on the 5n are the viewfinder, the flash, and the twiddly know on the back (it not having any of these) - so the 6 is a no brainer for me.

    Your monochrome project sounds amazing -- How would software deal with the files where there is no colour filter? would it still interpret it as existing and so keep the loss of resolution? Or would you get a gain as with the Leica MM?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Perhaps the Slacks could help with the software part of it? It is going to be an RGB read out (which is just fine by me).

    Here is a snap with another old lens.


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    Ha!

    Might be a bit beyond even us
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    Seattle's EMP Museum
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    Beautiful colors Shac. One of those rare days with a bit of light?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    I spotted a NEX!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Beautiful colors Shac. One of those rare days with a bit of light?
    Thanks Vivek - yes overcast with rain (Hey this is the pacific northwest!!). A subject I will explore further when I'm next in Seattle.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Count down to 2013 has started.


    NEX-6, C-V 12/5.6, Nikon SB-30
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    My first post here.
    Loving my 6 and learning about it little by little.

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    great camera

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    With the Elmarit-M 28/2.8 ASPH - good combination! No color issues that I've noticed so far.


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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    There was enough time for the NEX-6/Sigma DN combo to find and lock the focus.

    Sweat and Snow


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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Yesterday on one of our northshore mountains on a snowshoe trip
    w Tamron 18-200

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    We had quite a bit of snow around here lately, followed by freezing rain last night. Today, everything is glazed with ice, resulting in unusual and interesting subjects. Here an example:

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    Ron - nice - like the soft orange against the steely gray background and twigs

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    Nex 6, X pro2 closeup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shac View Post
    Ron - nice - like the soft orange against the steely gray background and twigs
    Many thanks, Shac! The color in the image is my interpretation, but the berries are pretty close to what they looked like in reality. I zeroed the saturation of all channels except red, orange and yellow to remove blue and green tones in the background that were distracting to my eyes.

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    Ron - well it worked for me.

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    35 f1.8 is an indeed a very useful lens

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    Nex6, 30 f3.5 macro X pro II close up filter

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    w/ the LM 28/2.8 ASPH
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    Good panoramic function of 6

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    10-18 is a great lens

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    This is a 20-second exposure - with the 21 Super-Elmar and B&W 9-stop ND filter:


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    Why did you use an ND filter?

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Sherman View Post
    This is a 20-second exposure - with the 21 Super-Elmar and B&W 9-stop ND filter:
    Taylor, That seems like an interesting subject. Nice architecture for a power plant(?).

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    Leigh - just for fun / experimentation.

    Vivek - this park in Seattle is on the grounds of an old gasworks. They took some of the machinery and cleaned it up and painted it nice colors, and it's under this little pavilion. There are some picnic areas inside there too.

    Yesterday, aside from a few tourists (and at least two portrait shoots going on nearby), most of the people in the pavilion were either homeless, or participating in a parkour class
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    Here's the machinery inside:


    DSC05119.jpg by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr

    A homeless guy burning some scrap wood:


    DSC06218.jpg by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr

    (that one's the nex-7 and Zeiss 100MP)
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    Taylor Sherman, wow a 9 stop ND filter. Impressive. Guess it would be nice to use to get motion blur in moving cars, or animals, eh

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    Yeah, that was the idea. Also, in public places where there's lots of people milling about, the people can pretty much disappear!

    I tried to use it inside the pavilion, and a 30-second exposure was still not enough. Also, framing and focusing was not really possible using live view :-)

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    Summilux 50 pre-ASPH



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    Spring is in the air.


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    On the north shore mountains, Vancouver, BC (Tamron 180200)












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    Nice shots shac, that tamron lens seems a good deal on trips like this when changing lenses is not preferred. Colours and sharpness look very good a web size, how's it when you want to print for instance A3 size, still OK?

    Here's some with my NEX 6 and the E 50/1.8 from Sony. It's a nice lens which optically doesn't dissapoint as well and seems good value for money.

    It's the old Artois brewery (from the famous brand Stella-Artois) in Leuven being torn down, the light was dreadful when I was there, monotonous grey skies and a bit of a drizzle. Still not very unhappy how they came out

    1: Artois


    2: Existenz


    3: Silos


    4: Appartments
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    Pegelli thanks - yes it's useful for this kind of trip, but still a relatively big lens to hang round the neck. As for A3 sized prints - for my needs it's fine.
    I like the colour rendition of your Artois pictures (also like Stella-Artois) especially 3 &4. Have been thinking about the 50 1.8 and the rendering of your images encourages me further. Thanks

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    Very inviting scene Mark, the bird in the foreground gives it some extra depth.

    From "There is a me in meeting", a performance by Lucas De Man and Ning Xi as part of the Theatre of Changzou event in theatre De NWE Vorst in Tilburg (Netherlands)

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    NEX 6 + E50/1.8

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    I am late to this party, but I now have two NEX 6 bodies. Like many here, I have tried most of the mirrorless cameras (too many to mention, apart from all the Panny G series, Fuji X-E1 with the three primes, a hacked GH-2, RX-100, LX-7...) and all these trials because I need decent video as well as decent stills AND all in a small form factor.

    I had both the 5N and the 7, but sold both, for different reasons: the 5N has no built-in EVF (and although the clip on one worked well, it made for unfortunate ergonomics re. putting and removing from bags) and the NEX 7 finder in the copy I had just did not suit my eyes.

    The NEX 6 does good video (I shoot in 1080p/24; mine are US models) and record second system sound; edit in Final Cut Studio. I shoot all manual, and adjust the ISO to adapt to lighting conditions; I wish the NEX 6 had a 0.3EV option for ISO for this use.

    The lenses I have at present are the simply amazing Sigma "Art" lenses, the 30/2.8 (on the camera most of the time) and the 19/2.8. I have a CV 12/5.6 for wide once I find an adapter—what adapters do folk recommend, or should I re-buy the Hawk's one? I would be happy to not have the close-up facility with the CV 12, and I am not planning to use many LTM lenses apart from this one.

    I have pre-ordered the Sigma 50/2.8.

    The NEX 6 body is significantly more compact than the Fuji X-E1 (most of the bulk is in the lenses) and I did love the 35/1.4—but the Sigma 30 is a better focal length for me.

    Do we have a NEX 6 "Tips and Tricks" thread here yet? Would anyone be interested in one?

    For example, one of the really practical settings on the 6 is DMF and peaking combined: AF to get there, then MF to fine tune—and when the magnified image disappears, the peaking shows you the depth of the in-focus zone, which is remarkably helpful.

    Anyhow, I have joined the club, and am in the process of selling all the others. One other aspect I like about the NEX 6 design is the grip: it is excellent.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Hi Kit!

    Any samples from the ART lenses?

    I would strongly suggest the Speed Booster but that depends on if you have any suitable manual focus lenses from SLRs.

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    Hello Vivek—nice to be back!

    I will post a few images (mostly from the 30) when I get back home (I am on a silent retreat; just about to end). I use the 30 mostly wide open or (for exteriors) stopped down to ƒ4; initial inspection suggests that the Roger (LensRental) Cicala results are spot on.

    And to be able to buy this lens new—with the 19/2.8—for a non-discounted price of $199 is simply amazing. The focus ring is well weighted and actually useable for MF (in fact focus on the eye re. the portrait of the co-presenter I will post, assuming I get his permission from him) was all done with DMF and MF assist combined).

    And if you do not hit OK after moving the focus square via the lower soft key, that function stays active, meaning you can move, and re-move the square while you are shooting and not have to reselect it to do so. This is very practical and fast in practise.
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    Good to read this. I like some of the NEX 6 features and was thinking to give this body a try for use with my M-bayonet lenses. It has some things which are quite different from the GXR and would complement it if the sensor performs on par.

    I'm keeping an eye on this thread to see what people use and how happy they are with it.

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    Re: Fun with the NEX-6

    Godfrey - I have the Nex-6 and find it fits my needs. I use with Leica M lenses, Olympus OM and Pen F lenses most often. Coming from a 5N the difference in handling, menus, etc. is a big improvement. Last December I tried a friend's Nex 6 and immediately went out and bought one. If you can try one in the store that might help you decide either way - take a card with you and look at the raw images at home. Good luck

    I agree with Kit about "DMF and peaking combined" for AF lenses - works a treat

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    Vivek, how are the MF aids triggered with non-AF lenses (so, not like the Sigmas)? If one has 'shoot w/o lens' enabled, the camera will not know that a lens is attached—so are the selected MF aids (DMF and peaking, in my case) activated on a shutter half-press?

    As well, how does one change the magnification ratio of the mag. area? When I was shooting the full moon the other night, I saw "4.8X" in the finder, but could not then increase this ratio. I know I could read the manual, but this seems unsporting...

    Speaking generally now, the NEX 6 seems to be the best current compromise for the feature set I need.

    and do we need a separate tips and tricks thread, or is it OK to use this thread for this?

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