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      12-01-2011 01:19 PM #51
      OK since i read a while back that sony released the rights for other companies to build E-mount lenses (correct me if i'm wrong) but here is the first two that i have been able to find.

      http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-FE8M-N...=1NAXOGIN1BFN4

      http://www.amazon.com/Zenitar-50mm-M...=1NAXOGIN1BFN4


      i have never heard of either brand (because i'm still kinda new to the whole photography thing) but the Rokinon lens has been getting great reviews. And for the price its not that bad. I'm still keeping my eyes open for other lenes for the NEX cams
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      12-01-2011 01:45 PM #52
      that got me interested. here's a review of the zenitar t/s.

      i've been wanting a rokinon 85/1.4 for a while. all the rokinon lenses i've been looking at have great reviews.

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      12-01-2011 04:28 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      OK since i read a while back that sony released the rights for other companies to build E-mount lenses (correct me if i'm wrong) but here is the first two that i have been able to find.

      http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-FE8M-N...=1NAXOGIN1BFN4

      http://www.amazon.com/Zenitar-50mm-M...=1NAXOGIN1BFN4


      i have never heard of either brand (because i'm still kinda new to the whole photography thing) but the Rokinon lens has been getting great reviews. And for the price its not that bad. I'm still keeping my eyes open for other lenes for the NEX cams
      I may still end up finding aused Nex 5 down the road as the sensor is supposed to be more legacy lens friendly that the m43 sensor. If you can stand manual, and with the peaking feature )on the 5 as well as the 7?) it shouldn't be a problem, try finding older Minolta, Konica, Rokkor, or other manual lenses and adapters to work with them.

      IIRC, e-bay has 45 f/2 Rokkor lenses going for $30ish.

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      12-01-2011 05:21 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I may still end up finding aused Nex 5 down the road as the sensor is supposed to be more legacy lens friendly that the m43 sensor. If you can stand manual, and with the peaking feature )on the 5 as well as the 7?) it shouldn't be a problem, try finding older Minolta, Konica, Rokkor, or other manual lenses and adapters to work with them.

      IIRC, e-bay has 45 f/2 Rokkor lenses going for $30ish.

      Yep i have 3 moinolta lenes now and 2 pentax k mount lenses. and the peaking option makes it a breeze to focus. I'm just looking for a lens that will mount right onto the the nex body without an adapter...
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      12-05-2011 04:09 PM #56
      http://www.rocksphoto.com/goods.php?id=1267
      I knew they would come out with this.
      next purchase i do belive after i buy the Flash.
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      12-05-2011 06:09 PM #57
      trict, looks like you're really updated on accessories. please post when you find a standard hot-shoe adapter.

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      12-06-2011 01:11 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      trict, looks like you're really updated on accessories. please post when you find a standard hot-shoe adapter.
      Trying to be, its either that or i'm just going to save up sell the 5N and buy the NEX-7... But i don't think that's going to happen. I know some made a "cold" shoe adapter, but i think either sony HAS to make an adapter (due to the camera being smart and all that) or sony has to release the information on the top connector on the camera so third party companies can make one. Unless someone has the balls to do it them self... I wont hold my breath for that.
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      12-29-2011 09:54 AM #59
      ok so people have decided to hack there nex cameras... thats scary...
      http://www.gethypoxic.com/reviews-te...the-nex-5.html
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      12-29-2011 11:15 AM #60
      i'll stick to my $8 wireless remote. it works great by the way.

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      12-29-2011 12:29 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      i'll stick to my $8 wireless remote. it works great by the way.

      Yep any sony alpha remote works perfect with all the NEX cameras. Also some of the no name brand ones work to.

      Has anyone figuered out how to shoot timelaps with the nex???

      I really want to try this out

      FYI sony has now started shipping the 24mm 1.8 ziess lens, the 50mm 1.8 lens, and the 55-210 zoom lens. Still waiting on a hot shoe adapter... How do you guys like the other flash sony sells? not the kit one the bigger one. LMK i'm not to happy with some of my photos i have take with the flash that came with my kit...
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      12-29-2011 12:50 PM #62
      you can make your own wireless intervalometer for under $40. it's something i'll be trying out soon.

      24/1.8 would be the perfect walk around lens for me. right now, i either have one of my legacy 28, 35 or 50mm on the camera. but AF would be nice to have sometimes.

      as far as the flash...i never use it. i did a few test shot with my yongnuo 565 strobe set to slave and it does trigger with the included NEX flash. the only thing that sucks is that you cannot disable the preflash on the NEX so it sets it off twice.

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      12-29-2011 01:57 PM #63
      yep it will be awhile before i can afford this one...
      >=(

      http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Carl-Zeis...5184907&sr=8-1
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      12-30-2011 10:34 AM #64
      k so i found a great intervolmeter for the sony nex http://www.tempus.bymac.org/

      And the price is super cheap

      I'm still keeping my eye ut for other accessories.
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      12-30-2011 11:49 AM #65
      sweet. thanks for the link. i may not end up tearing up my current canon intervalometer and sony remote now. and i've read about tempus. some NEX users were using the analog version before this iR remote came out.

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      12-30-2011 12:42 PM #66
      Yea no problem i'll be ordering mine sometime next week after computer stuff comes in. I can't wait to get my hands on the 50mm 1.8 i would love to have that for video's, and ofcourse auto focus. But there all out of stock right now maybe for my birthday next month they'll have it and thats my gift to myself
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    17. 01-01-2012 07:11 PM #67
      So I just purchased a Sony NEX-5 for christmas with the 18-55 lens. I like it so far,but am worried it may be a bit advanced for me. I'm no pro, but wanted to invest in something that will treat me really well in the years to come.

      Anyone have input, suggestions, reviews?

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      01-01-2012 11:46 PM #68
      i am far from a pro... But the NEX is an amazing camera thats easy to use and is as advance as you want it to be. you can leave everything on auto and you photos will still look very good, Point and shoot quality though. Once you get used to holding it and playing with it your going to want to explore it put it into manual mode and adjust things here and there and see how the photos turn out then, plus you can read on other peoples situations like with lighting and clouds ect. and see what they did to there cameras adjustments to overcome those situation. It takes time for right now have fun with the camera. Also if you have some extra cash buy 2 lenses the 16mm 2.8 and the 50mm 1.8 these will help you out to.
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    19. 01-02-2012 06:36 PM #69
      I'd think about picking up the 50mm lens, but one the fence about the 16mm wide angle. I dont want to change lenses for every photo/location, but would be open to having an option or 2. Which would be suggested of the two?

      I have been playing with the new camer a bit. What are some good basic settings to adjust to give that perfect pic?

      Also, I realize when shooting in full 14 megapixel all the time, it'll make BIGGER photo's which tends to be a pain when uploading to email/ facebook, etc.... assistance?
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      01-17-2012 02:56 PM #70
      it's something i've been waiting for. EF to E mount adapter with aperture control. i think i'll leave the $400 in my pocket for now until i see some solid reviews since this is a company i've never heard of. $400 is insanely steep, though. i think i'll keep doing the DOF trick to change aperture on my EF lenses.


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      01-17-2012 03:05 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron1085 View Post
      I'd think about picking up the 50mm lens, but one the fence about the 16mm wide angle. I dont want to change lenses for every photo/location, but would be open to having an option or 2. Which would be suggested of the two?

      I have been playing with the new camer a bit. What are some good basic settings to adjust to give that perfect pic?

      Also, I realize when shooting in full 14 megapixel all the time, it'll make BIGGER photo's which tends to be a pain when uploading to email/ facebook, etc.... assistance?
      i like using my 50mm for those detail shots and portraits but i'm starting to find that it's too long for a walk around lens. i've started using my 35/1.8 more but it's not bokehlicious enough for my tastes. i only use the 16/2.8 as a "party" lens since it's fast enough in the dark and it's my only lens with autofocus.

      there is no one setting that will give you a perfect pic every time. it always depends on what you're shooting and what you want it to look like.

      i like to shoot in RAW because i'm terrible at getting the right white balance. and hard drive storage is relatively cheap so i don't mind having huge files at all.

      happy shooting.

    22. 01-28-2012 05:01 PM #72
      yes, but when emailing and posting pics on social media sites, HUGE pictures tend to cause a bit more of an issue....how to adjust the size on this particular camera?
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      01-30-2012 07:36 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron1085 View Post
      yes, but when emailing and posting pics on social media sites, HUGE pictures tend to cause a bit more of an issue....how to adjust the size on this particular camera?
      read the manual, it will tell you how to change the picture quality and size.

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      03-18-2012 11:13 PM #74
      http://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-univers...=1NAXOGIN1BFN4

      Hot shoe adapter but its just to mount flashes and mics to it wont electrically connect it to anything on the camera...

      I however will be doing a write up on how to do a optical remote flash if everything works out as planed... fingers crossed
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      03-23-2012 03:00 PM #75
      So i guess other companies are finally E-mount lenses...

      heres the first one i found and i'm still trying to find the sigma that should have been released already...

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAMRON-18-20...item56493922e2
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