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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.

    2. 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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      03-23-2012 03:04 PM #76
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      03-23-2012 03:08 PM #77
      holy shallow DOF batman.

      I have been rocking my 50/1.4G Nikkor with my lensbaby adapter and loving it.

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      Slight exposure correction in post

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      03-23-2012 03:23 PM #78
      Oknd out more info on the sigma lenses. http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/borin...ha-mount-lens/
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      03-23-2012 05:51 PM #79
      nice shots, veedubin!

      I like using my Nippon Kogaku 50/1.4 on my NEX, too.

      I think these are shot @ F2.


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      03-23-2012 09:21 PM #80
      Those shots are amazing i have to get better with editing some of these photos. I don't have PS or LR. But i do have Aperture 3, i know its not the best but its just for now.

      Here are some of my mediocre shots.



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      04-01-2012 10:30 PM #81
      Ok so i found a company that makes adapters for the nex, to work with many other lenses.

      But for Canon EF Lenses you'll get the added benefits of all the electronics in it!
      True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm - let camera automatically choose aperture
      in P or S exposure modes, or dial in yourself on the camera body in A or M modes. Powered by camera body. No external power source required. Wide open button (opposite of depth-of-field preview function) makes manual focusing easy.


      http://www.metabones.com/product/son...f-e-bm1-detail
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      04-27-2012 11:18 AM #82
      yes! finally!

      hotshoe adapter for NEX.


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      04-27-2012 03:06 PM #83
      YES!!!! great find!!!! I just pre ordered mine!!!!! Thanks Bora
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      04-27-2012 04:59 PM #84
      cool! i'm waiting for a review first. i hope they ship soon. let me know how it goes.

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      04-28-2012 08:42 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      cool! i'm waiting for a review first. i hope they ship soon. let me know how it goes.

      Yep will do.
      The only down side is that it recomends not putting a flash on the adapter itself the weight of the flash could break it so you have to use a trigger.
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      05-01-2012 11:16 PM #86
      http://www.metabones.com/sony/buy-eos-nex-adapter

      Canon EF lens to Sony NEX body.
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      05-01-2012 11:18 PM #87
      Also a great documentary shot with the sony NEX-5n Enjoy.

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      06-18-2012 10:09 AM #88
      My dad just got one of these and I was playing around with it...very nice camera, the ergonomic is a bit awkward after using a Sony Alpha 700 for the last 3 years. But all the functions are there, and 3 custom buttons gets the job done in reducing menu diving. The 18-55 kit lens seems to turn out great pictures compare to my previous experience with Minolta 18-70 kit lens for my old 5D, and the little camera feel very solid. I kinda want one now...Focus Peaking is an awesome feature...

      Trying to get him to spend some money on it. Is the 16mm pancake lens a good buy? Would be nice to get him to get an adapter to get some range finder lens, but I don't think he is up for the potential cost...

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      06-18-2012 02:24 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      Those shots are amazing i have to get better with editing some of these photos. I don't have PS or LR. But i do have Aperture 3, i know its not the best but its just for now.
      Aperture has a metric sh!t-ton of editing capabilities, most photographers try to stay out of Photoshop (slows down the workflow) and do corrections in either Lightroom or Aperture. Photoshop is for major corrections or graphic design. Work on learning photography, stay away from Photoshop until your photos are good enough to stand on their own.
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      08-22-2012 03:10 AM #90
      Bought my Nex-5 a week ago, quite pleased with it so far - definately an upgrade from my previous P&S

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      09-13-2012 10:12 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Bought my Nex-5 a week ago, quite pleased with it so far - definately an upgrade from my previous P&S

      Great thread

      ok so sony went crazy and released a ton of stuff yesterday.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...9401&plgroup=2
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      09-13-2012 10:13 AM #92
      Needless to say now that sony has a full frame sensor i think i will be selling and upgrading my nex5n.
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      09-13-2012 12:13 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by sonicGLI View Post
      Aperture has a metric sh!t-ton of editing capabilities, most photographers try to stay out of Photoshop (slows down the workflow) and do corrections in either Lightroom or Aperture. Photoshop is for major corrections or graphic design. Work on learning photography, stay away from Photoshop until your photos are good enough to stand on their own.

      And BTW I did take your advice. stuck with Apereture, and i was given Lightroom 3 for FREE!!! Its amazing and i feel like its really simple to use. Also i spent a lot of my time just fixing the way i take photos and the results have been steller for me. Thanks again for the advice.
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      09-13-2012 01:24 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      Needless to say now that sony has a full frame sensor i think i will be selling and upgrading my nex5n.
      are you getting the a99? I'm feeling the upgrade bug as well but will probably be going with the NEX6.

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      09-13-2012 06:16 PM #96
      I really want to get one of the NEXs....the 5N my dad has is pretty neat. The new 5R looks to be some improvement on that, the 6 has the OLED viewfinder from the 7, but no touchscreen. Not really sure which one is worth it...right now I am leaning towards 5R, but 5N is getting cheaper...

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      09-13-2012 09:59 PM #97
      Yes i'm going for the a99 i have been looking into going full frame for a few months now and it was either the Canon 5d mk2 or 3 or the nikon d800. But now that sony has one i'm going to try it and compare it to the other 3 and see how it fairs. Plus its on the lower end of the price scale too.
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    28. 09-14-2012 10:56 AM #98
      With the 5n, is there anyway to single out certain colors or make the entire photo black and white EXCEPT for a shade of red,blue,etc? I can't seem to Figure out how to do that?

      Lastly, am I able to shoot any sort of HDR pictures?
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      09-14-2012 01:57 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron1085 View Post
      With the 5n, is there anyway to single out certain colors or make the entire photo black and white EXCEPT for a shade of red,blue,etc? I can't seem to Figure out how to do that?
      Yes
      Shoot mode ----> Picture effect ----> Part R/Part G/ Part B/Part Y

      ^^This "creates an image which retains the colour selected, but converts others to black and white"
      is that what you mean?
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      09-14-2012 04:27 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Yes
      Shoot mode ----> Picture effect ----> Part R/Part G/ Part B/Part Y

      ^^This "creates an image which retains the colour selected, but converts others to black and white"
      is that what you mean?
      You can't shoot this mode in JPEG or RAW...
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    31. 09-16-2012 08:43 PM #101
      when I go to shoot mode, I have options like (portrait, landscape, macro, etc) Nowhere do I find a color option. ????
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      09-16-2012 10:52 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by aaron1085 View Post
      when I go to shoot mode, I have options like (portrait, landscape, macro, etc) Nowhere do I find a color option. ????
      Go to your image size>Quality>FINE Fine>Brightness/Color>Picture Effect.
      But make sure your in Shoot mode P/A/S/M.

      You will loose a lot of your frame when doing this though.
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      10-04-2012 12:33 AM #103
      http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666486651

      New sony NEX 10-18mm f/4 lens pricey though
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      10-04-2012 12:34 AM #104
      http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...52921666486665

      Also a 35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens.

      $450.00 is not that bad either.
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      10-04-2012 01:02 AM #105
      And some recent shots i did with the 5N LMK what you guys think.










      And i'm playing with this behemoth of a canon for a few weeks to see if canon might be the way to go for an upgrade. (canon 6d to be specific)
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