NEX-6 major design flaw

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
James Sherman
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Re: NEX-6 major design flaw
In reply to kaiser soze, 10 months ago

kaiser soze wrote:

I assume the NEX-6 has an AF/MF button..

Mine does NOT.  You know what they say about assume.

And besides, what is the big deal anyway?

As soon as you aim the camera away from your prime interest, by intention or accident, it happily decides to focus on whatever is there.  Not useful if you're walking along shooting at distant moving things (birds, cars, planes, etc.) with the dratted lens constantly trying to focus on your foot or whatever takes its' fancy.  When you see something you do want to shoot, the lens has to rack focus all the way out (or worse, goes the wrong way first) and you miss the shot.  Works the same way with anything moving, it always seems to have picked something far from the distance you want to shoot - and then you (at best) wait.  For something like a car race, the only choice you have is to disable AF, pre-focus and pray.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha 7R Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS
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