Nectar D Or: Just counted 9 (!!) NEX bodies announced by Sony in about 2.5 years.
How can anyone keep track? Is there really a difference between those cameras?
I find it hard to take the guys at Sony seriously. Either there is something really wrong with those bodies that need to be replaced every 6 months, or this is just the marketing people ordering the engineers around.
Hannu108…and there's me complaining about other people griping :) Also, I've just noticed the 3N screen resolution is only half that on the C-3 which has put a dampener on it for me :(
007peter: >> Beautiful <<, this is the True Upgrade to my beloved C3. The F3 was just too ugly. This new 3N is love @1st sight.
ThorgremI need an extra body. However I've just noticed the 3N screen resolution is only half that on the C-3 which has put a dampened on it for me :(
I've never understood why a photographer would gripe about a new camera release – the more the better. This a golden age for photographers. Sony are having to work hard to sell their product and this is a nice upgrade to the C-3. The F3 was a bit of a stumble, perhaps, but who doesn't stumble from time to time.
Totally agree. I like the C-3 so much I'll keep it when I get the 3-N.
eivissa1: The designer of Nex cameras should be fired. Really silly and unbalanced form!
I bought a C-3 because it was so small and eventually sold my DSLR. Being brought up on older style SLRs without grips, I learnt to hold a camera by the lens in my left hand for focusing and aperture control, so that my right hand was free to fire the shutter release and wind on the film. With hand grips and built-in autowinders, people have got into the habit of holding a camera by gripping it tightly in the right hand. With NEX cameras it's just a matter of re-learning to hold the camera by the lens, leaving the right hand free to squeeze the shutter release and work the controls.
olddutch: The Nex-5N is a marvelous small camera, easy to use and handle. Can make excellent pictures, but not with its standard 18-55mm kitlens. That lens adds an gray haze to all pictures I made with it, and that haze appears very difficult to remove. Therefor I bought a FD-Nex lens adaptor from a china site and now have my first Canon 50mm F1.8 (!) kitlens, a prime from 1976, mounted on the Nex-5N body. The Nex-5N is very well equipped to manually focus this odd combination, which I call my Casonyon camera. The resulting pictures are marvelous and more important: without a haze!Sony should learn how to make quality lenzes for its Nex camera's!
There must be a bit of variation in this lens, as the copy I have is very good and at its optimum focal length it's the equal in resolution, colour and contrast to a variety of Minolta, Canon and Olympus lenses I've tried, with the result that I now only use longer focal length manual focus lenses on my C-3, and a 50mm f1.4 for when I need to make differential focus effects.
Keep blethering like this and I'll keep reading.
All digital cameras I've owned have done a poor job of sharpening jpegs, so I shoot RAW and apply the sharpen filter in Expression Media, and then save as JPEG, so I can quickly check all the photos in a shoot for focus and sharpness. It's fast, gives very sharp results without noise reduction if you want. But Phase One have dropped it in their new release! Why are they hell-bent on ruining this once beautiful piece of software?