tesilab: Mr Butler: the extended preview seems indicate that Sony has explicitly stated that the peaking feature was purposely modified to be available only for focus-assist magnified view. Do I read that right?
It seems like a terrible mistake, and the rationale doesn't make sense in my experience using the feature on NEX with truly shallow DOF lenses. Also I asked a Sony rep about this at a B&H event, and he claims an engineer has told him this would be "fixed".
Can you please tell us how you came by this information?
that's interesting. what's the difference between the 7 and 5n then when it comes to focus peaking? the 5n peaking works pretty well with my minolta 50mm at f1.4
fenceSitter: I guess we have to be grateful that Sony pretends to be listening at last, but this update for the NEX-7 is disappointing nonetheless.
The bracketing is still useless because you can't combine it with delayed shutter or remote, so you can't use it with long exposure times on a tripod. Have these people never taken pictures themselves?
And why they didn't take the opportunity to let the user re-assign the movie button instead of merely disabling it?
I guess it would have been hard work. This update looks like a cheap and half-assed quick fix, the sort of thing that I'd come up with after one afternoon to pacify the customer "until the real thing comes along."
Having had to wait almost one year for this "update" doesn't elevate my opinion of Sony very much.
please read carefully. it's not about shutter speed as such but about delayed shutter or remote shutter release. both help a lot when it comes to long time exposures and those modes are not possible on nex cameras together with bracketing.
it is either remote OR delay OR bracketing.