Ralph46

Ralph46

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Chemical Engineer
Joined on Nov 14, 2005
About me:

Aussie in exile. Since the 'sixties I have used almost all formats from Rolleiflex 6 x 6 cm to Minox 8 x 11 mm. I Love taking photos and playing with cameras but hate carrying camera bags.

I first went digital in 2002 with the Canon Powershot S45 and planned to give up SLRs and heavy, conspicuous camera bags permanently. Following that there were an S80, a G7, G9 and an S95 that I use today. I have no problems making prints of 12 x 16 inches(30 x 40 cm) for my local club exhibitions from the files of any of these compacts.

2009 I was bitten by the DSLR bug again and had first a Canon 450D and then a 60D. I liked the gain in IQ and bought some nice large and heavy lenses. When my bag once more topped 4 kg I remembered my original dislike of lugging heavy and conspicuous equipment and sold the whole lot.

My search for comparable IQ with less weight and bulk has now (December 2012) taken me to the remarkable Sony NEX-6. Everything I need for now. Running mate is still my trusty Canon S95.

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Shoulder bag for two nex cameras Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 months ago
HMB Endeavour... the inside. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Power zoom lenses - love or hate them? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Looking to purchase: Sony a6000 vs. NEX 6 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
For cameras with both a viewfinder & screen, when I instinctively take a photo I tend to use Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Looking to purchase a6000 - finalizing lenses Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
"Can't you just kill it like a normal husband?" Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Battery consumption (particularly on NEX-6/7) Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Very strange in camera cropping with NEX6 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Macro on the A7. Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 10 months ago
Seeking advice on lenses to use with Sony a6000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 11 months ago
Sony, no successor to the NEX-7? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 11 months ago
A6000 when powering off ocassionally has a long delay, makes shutter clicking sound... Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 11 months ago
How are you A6000 owners enjoying it? Thinking of getting one vs Fuji X-T1... Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 11 months ago
Sony A6000 Lens Selection - first camera Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 11 months ago
Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ (SEL-1650) - Review / Test Report Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jun 3, 2014
Missing the touch-to-focus on my NEX-6 -- suggestions? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Mar 8, 2014
Need help with Sony NEX6 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Dec 26, 2013
APS-C Still Kicking: Front page of Tech section... News & Rumors Talk Dec 20, 2013
A hump away from greatness Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk Dec 11, 2013
Bright longer focal length lenses for a NEX camera? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Nov 18, 2013
MF lens with adapter and infinity focus Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Nov 11, 2013
I wonder if the new 16-70mm zoom will need distortion correction Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Nov 10, 2013
So A3000 is flushed down to the sewage pipe. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 18, 2013
After 3 weeks & thousands of shots: NEX-6 + Sony lenses are SUPERB! Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 10, 2013
How do I turn OFF the constant focusing/stabilization (NEX-5R) Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 6, 2013
Best Buy discontinued the nex 6 ? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Oct 5, 2013
Taking the NEX-5R with the 16-50, Was that a mistake? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Sep 8, 2013
Are fast lenses over rated on digital? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Sep 5, 2013
Disappointing Canon Fd 24/2.0 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 23, 2013
3 Rumors from NEW CAMERA Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 7, 2013
which lens for Nex-6? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 6, 2013
Any Room for a kit 16-50 PZ when I already own a Tamron 18-200? Is a fast prime a better Idea. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 5, 2013
Images with 16-50mm PZ at 16mm and f/4.5 in very dark rooms; any chance? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 4, 2013
Vignetting on NEX-6 16-50 Kit Lens Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Aug 4, 2013
So what does everyone think of the design of the NEX line? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 17, 2013
Canon FD Lenses on Sony NEX-7 with Fotodiox FD-NEX adapter Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 9, 2013
Just bought a Nex 3n 16-50 kit - lens for landscape? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jul 7, 2013
Sony 16-50mm any good? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jun 26, 2013
16-50 backfocus to be fixed with F/W update... Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Jun 23, 2013
Need external flash or hot shoe adapter for using 3rd party flash on my Sony NEX 6 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk May 22, 2013
G15 sports/action mode advice Canon PowerShot Talk May 11, 2013
Review of 10-18 is up at photozone.de Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk May 2, 2013
Do you focus legacy lenses stopped down? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 27, 2013
Thinking about selling nex 6 kit lens for 18-55 kit lens. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 20, 2013
6 months of NEX-6 and still no flash - Sony's joke? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 14, 2013
Sony 16-50 PZ v Canon EF-S 15-85mm - selected focal lengths compared Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 14, 2013
Sony 16-50 PZ v Sony E 35mm f/1.8 @ 35mm Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 12, 2013
NEX 6 with lens bundle Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 11, 2013
Lens hood or protection for 16-50pz Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk Apr 11, 2013