Decided to go with the NEX 6 and sell the NEX 7

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
liquid stereo
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In reply to SQLGuy, Dec 12, 2012

SQLGuy wrote:

007peter wrote:

... NEX-6 has standard hot shoes, which is way better than that stupid minolta-proprietary-mount on NEX-7.

I thought the same, but I just got a flash that's meant for the Minolta/Sony shoe, and I'm really liking the way the flash snaps on and clicks to release - much easier than the "standard" (but in reality still proprietary) hot shoe.

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Nex-7 with kit lenses, Contax G 35, and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

This is the great attraction of the Minolta shoe.

People complain about the shoe being proprietary. Which shoe is not? What functions when you place a Nikon flash on a Fuji X-Pro1? Oh... you can get it to work manually. Fricken fantastic!

Of course if you want to put radio triggers and the like on your cam then its cheaper to do so with the "standard" shoe.

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