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      10-31-2011 05:47 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      Just got this in today but still waiting for the adapter
      Its like giving a dog a treat but putting it on his nose and telling him to wait

      still looking for either a Pentax K, or Another Minolta MD for a Zoom style lens for my nephews football and baseball games


      cool. i got the M42 and EOS adapters for my bro's camera. the setup looks comical with my 70-200 F4.

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      11-02-2011 03:06 PM #27
      Got mine today, battery is charging at work so I can use it when I get home. Has anyone upgraded the flash for theirs?

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      11-02-2011 05:29 PM #28
      As far as I know, with the lack of a traditional hotshoe there's not much you can do. I know there's adpaters on the market, but they are not "hot" per se. You can always use the on-camera flash to trigger an external flash...but that's likely not what you wanted to hear.

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      11-02-2011 08:26 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_VDubber View Post
      As far as I know, with the lack of a traditional hotshoe there's not much you can do. I know there's adpaters on the market, but they are not "hot" per se. You can always use the on-camera flash to trigger an external flash...but that's likely not what you wanted to hear.
      On my box it lists a diferent flash as an accessory so I would assume its made for the NEX HVL-F20S instead of the HVL-F7S that it comes with.

      http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...dg_gglsrch:pla

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      11-03-2011 12:03 AM #30
      This camera is quite awesome, the low light capabilities are ridiculous. Need to work a little more with the controls.

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      Day307 by grmncrsnbr, on Flickr

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      11-03-2011 07:29 PM #31
      ok so i got a bunch of stuff in the mail today still waiting on a few things my pentax k 100-200mm lens my manfrotto tripod head, and i'm looking into a 1.2 or a 1.4 as i type...




      I'm going to also try to do some video with the NEX see how that works out for me. Oh yea lso looking into a ZOOM H4
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      11-09-2011 06:28 AM #32
      Shot from last night


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      Got a lens baby in transit for using with my 35/1.8 nikon lens I kept from my previous setup.

    8. 11-09-2011 06:07 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by JeffIsLax View Post
      I never should have gotten involved in this thread. I am now very seriously thinking about shuffling my around my gear to include the NEX/Leica combo.

      Same here, now I want a NEX-5N.

    9. 11-09-2011 07:04 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by JeffIsLax View Post
      If I had a lot of disposable income, I'd get a NEX and some Leica lenses.

      They look like they're made for the NEX. The only bad part is I would have to sell all of my Canon gear to afford the body and a single lens.


      That isn't a Leica lens, it's a Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 40mm 1.4 Classic.

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      11-09-2011 09:47 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by yel0wsn0 View Post
      That isn't a Leica lens, it's a Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 40mm 1.4 Classic.
      I believe it is actually a Voigtlander 35mm/1.4. I should have clarified, I mean't Leica M mount lenses. I am far too cheap to ever buy a genuine Leica lens.

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      11-10-2011 04:51 PM #36
      do any of you folks know of a good NEX forum? i just want to see more of what people are doing with them.

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      11-10-2011 10:32 PM #37
      Got the lens baby composer with tilt transformer in the mail today. I kept my 35/1.8 Nikkor from my Nikon setup, stoked to start messing with this.

    13. 11-11-2011 08:27 AM #38
      bora, just search for a flickr group

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    14. 11-11-2011 05:17 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by JeffIsLax View Post
      I believe it is actually a Voigtlander 35mm/1.4.
      My mistake, you are correct sir.

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      11-14-2011 10:33 AM #40
      I almost bought a NEX, but didn't because it wouldn't work with a PW. I'm probably going to pick up and Oly PEN.

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      11-26-2011 05:46 PM #41
      ok, so i bought my own NEX5 yesterday with the 16/2.8. have you guys seen a nice hood for this lens? i don't like using UV filters and don't like the hoods that screw into place.

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      11-26-2011 06:25 PM #42
      Sony has a twist on hood for it. But if you get the super wide angle conversion lens it has a built in hood.
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      11-26-2011 07:16 PM #43
      Got the HLV-F20S flash today and it is much much better than the stock flash. Comes with a diffuser and bounce capability. Works great from what i can tell so far.

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      11-27-2011 05:12 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      Sony has a twist on hood for it. But if you get the super wide angle conversion lens it has a built in hood.
      thanks! it turns out that it's the same hood for the 18-55. ok, now that I have put in some real time with the camera, I'm falling in love with it even more! I think I might sell my 550D to my bro in law now and just pick up a 5D classic since I don't want to let my canon lenses go.

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      11-28-2011 12:15 PM #45
      you guys didn't ell me about "peaking"! this feature is amazing. quick question, though...how do you get the focus spot to stay still when the camera goes to sleep so it won't keep re-centering when i go to MF assist?

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      11-28-2011 12:33 PM #46
      What is the peaking?

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      11-28-2011 12:56 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Veedubin02 View Post
      What is the peaking?
      Quote Originally Posted by pop photo
      One of the coolest features that Sony implemented with the NEX-C3 was a mode called Peaking, which massively improved manual focus on their pocket sized ILC camera. This function detects highlights the area of most contrast within the image with large, bold lines, essentially alerting you to where's currently in focus — and opening a whole new world of old, manual focus lenses to you. You can now grab an adaptor, and put just about any manual focus lens on the planet onto your camera, and still be able to focus it reliably.
      very useful for MF.

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      11-28-2011 05:44 PM #48
      Wow I'll have to check this out since I have a lensbaby.

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      11-29-2011 08:59 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Veedubin02 View Post
      Wow I'll have to check this out since I have a lensbaby.
      So I finally purchased an Olympus E-P3. I finally got around to seeing the Nex7 and it looks badass with hot shoe and all, even with a 24mp APS-C. The thing that's not badass is the $1,200 price tag.

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      11-29-2011 06:35 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_VDubber View Post
      I have not once missed the viewfinder since owning my NEX. The shape lends itself so well to waist level shooting; it feels very natural with the screen tilted up much like holding a TLR at the waist.
      just wanted to come back in this thread to let you know you were right. the thing is, i've played with my bro's NEX5 for a few minutes at a time...not enough time to get used to it, to know it, to love it. (pardon the drama)

      using the camera to shoot from the waist gives me a great perspective, one where i had to go down on a knee when shooting with my canon so i can put my eyeball to the VF. yeah...i've sold my DSLR to my bro-in-law. i think the only thing i'll miss is the mic in and my awesome external flash that i never mastered anyway. i hope somebody starts making radio poppers so i can still use my flash off camera.

      next purchase will be a wireless remote and an intervalometer and of course, whatever MF primes i can find for a steal.

      this little camera has got me so excited again and refueled the fires.

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