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NEX 5N hotshoe adapter (Cont'd)

Started Jun 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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little mizzi
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NEX 3, 5, AND 5N nexproshop's hotshoe adapter w/PC connector
In reply to AdrianGray, Jun 4, 2012

wll wrote:

I have electronic first curtain on and a shutter speed of 250 is a no go. I'll check later to see if 250 can be used if electronic first curtain is turned off.

Potemkin_Photo wrote:

For that reason it will be hard in practice to use this adapter on a camera other than the 5N.

Experience on NEX-5: without a Sony flash attached, you cannot adjust anything for flash, but WB can be set to flash. I find it strange, what entries that seems to cause in the EXIF. The time used 1/250s and 1/320s, with 1/250s no problem - sample pictures from that, their EXIFs, and also pictures of the adapter dismantled can be found here: http://nex-hack.blogspot.com - and additional pitfalls of this adapter.

All 14 pins with solderpads and a little spare room are available within this adpater (anyone wanting to connect mikrophones, a monitor, ... ?)

Some help for a workaround of the (totally) dark LCD screen: using an old lens, some have a third ring, functioning as an F-stop for a preset apterture position, after focusing/composition with open aperture, this permits to turn the apterture ring blindly to the desired position, being stopped by the preset ring. e.g. http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/mir1/

Another help are lensadapters which support putting the lens manually from open to working aperture, similar to an automatic aperture system. e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4UZdI-UkI
Overall, a modification of the Sony flash should be the better solution.
ciao Mizzi

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