sakisda: The big dissapointment of a6000 was the sound of shutter. It was like Nikon's. Everyone near you realizes you're taking pictures. I hope this pronlem has been corrected in a5100. It's a major disadvantage for street photography
Examples of situations where a silent shutter might be welcome: weddings, conferences, workshops, churches, every place you can think off where you are trying to let people forget you're there. It's not necessarily essential, but it's a nice feature. And what about people who like to take pictures of animals, or people reporting in dangerous areas?
Does anybody know if it would be possible to add XAVC to the A6000 via a firmware upgrade? The A5100 is a nice little camera, but the only thing it has that I wish my A6000 had is the better video codec. Thanks to whoever can give me an answer!
True. A silent shutter might be useful in environments where you don't want to disturb people, tho!
Also, I'm wondering about something else. Let's say I have my camera on a table in my room, and that I own a cat, who happens to bump head first on the table leg, making the camera fall and the impact triggering the shutter and taking a picture of the cat whose head is still smashing on the table leg. Then I get home, find my camera on the ground, take a look at the photo, and surprise! It's a good photo. It happened randomly. I didn't really take the photo. I could claim a copyright for it, lying and pretending I'm the one who too the photo. But if I told the truth, and if I was honest with myself... I was just lucky. It's okay that not everything belongs to someone.
Woah, that monkey took quite the selfies! Impressive! For the copyright... Well, Slater didn't set it up for it to happen like that, his equipment was stolen and the monkey himself took the pictures without Slater making him do it or planning it. It's a great find, but why not just accept the exposure and not care about the copyright?
I can't wait to see studio photos! :)
Yeah, it's totally the successor of the NEX 3, not the 5...
acarb: I am now deciding which system to invest in. m43 is very tempting to me, size and super wide angles (unfortunately only zooms not primes). These Sony new entries are now very tempting, but only if my 1970 NIKKOR-O 1:4 F 2,1 cm can provide all the qualities I was used to on my Nikon F. How to be sure before buying?
It should work okay. I use a Nikkor on my NEX 5N, and it works fine, except that it's sometimes a bit hard to focus very sharply, but I think that's just the lens itself.
If you have an adapter, you could probably just head to the store when it's out, and ask if you can try it to see if you like it or not. A few stores let me try lenses on my camera before buying them.
Robbie Robbe: the much too loud shutter noise is an issue and will prevent me from buying one of these two cameras
The A7 should be quieter, it has a first curtain electronic shutter, while the A7R doesn't. I'm mostly waiting for good reviews to help me decide if the A7 is worth it. It would also be a good idea to wait to see how various lenses do on these, both native lenses and lenses from other systems.
Badger1952: Great images, but I can't help but wonder whether the ones with the leaping people have been superimposed - why no splash from jumping out of the water - unless they are reincarnations of Bob Beaman!
I don't think that person jumped out of the water, she seems way too high. I think she jumped off something that is not in the frame.
That's a very cool last picture! :)
JonathanFV: That's kinda sad. I chose to go with the Sony NEX system, but I was also interested in Olympus' M4/3 option. I think that they have very nice cameras, and I really like that they have the E-PM2 as an affordable option. Hope they can do fine on that market and keep proposing these appealing cameras!
They're nice, sturdy cameras with a good built quality and a good sensor for its size. I also like the stabilization, and the autofocus is pretty decent. The E-PM2 also have an okay low light performance, still for the size of the sensor, and the price is affordable. But as time goes, I'll still probably move towards a bigger, or better sensor (I happen to like night photography), which means I won't get a Micro 4/3, although I like the offering.
It's true that Panasonic also have very nice cameras, and the image quality of both brands seem much better than the previous generation.
That's kinda sad. I chose to go with the Sony NEX system, but I was also interested in Olympus' M4/3 option. I think that they have very nice cameras, and I really like that they have the E-PM2 as an affordable option. Hope they can do fine on that market and keep proposing these appealing cameras!
Very nice tutorial, thanks a lot Jean! It worked great with Gimp as well, using the same technique. Also, I've noticed I had to horizontally flip the sky so the shadows of the beams of the house go the same way as the rays of the sun.
sportyaccordy: Who cares about pancake lenses... the NEX bodies are too big to throw in a pocket, and its a waste to have that big sensor be hampered by a crappy pancake lens. I would rather a 2.8 standard zoom or 1.8 wide angle prime (<24mm). Even if those would be bulky its fine; you dont buy a camera for pretty form factor, you buy it to take pictures!!!
On the picture you just showed (it IS a nice picture), the building was illuminated, and that makes a good difference. I would also appreciate a fast wide angle too because it would be useful for night sky photography. Allows shorter exposures (or as long exposures with more light getting in) and less stars movements, per example. I bought a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens for a very good price, and I really wish I could buy a wider angle lens with as big an aperture as that. It takes good photos.
And he said "close quarter parties", means he'd like a bigger angle of view, and the wide aperture is useful if people are moving (and they are).
Oh, and one of the reasons I love my f/1.8 is because it's a lot easier to see the stars when I want to frame the picture. Remember, the 5N doesn't have a viewfinder, and at high-ISO, stars and grain look pretty much the same, and it's not always possible to focus on something far to find the infinity focus (with Sony's lens) if it's dark out.