Sdaniella: mimicking fake analog optical lens flare?lol.
ridiculous. as bad as seeing it replicated in non-photographic paintings or graphic illustrations [ditto: fake 'patterned' bokeh of OOF images]
i see it in many modern movies which use CGI animation, even if it is a 'full animation (like the recent: The Croods - 3D, which otherwise all else was visually exquisite to watch), it's just as absurd. why highlight a flaw of analog optics [the bane to any photographer] in a 'digital virtual world' makes absolutely no sense except for it's sentimental 'hey look, we can fake pretending we have a real optical lens involved!' rather than a virtual (mathematically calculated image of a light source (sun, spot-lights, what have you) shining into a 'virtual camera')
next, they'll have 'fake bad sky polarization' effect on wide angle shots, or 'fake digital rainbows', which were so often misapplied INCORRECTLY via optical filters in the film days.
Faking lens flare isn't starting with this app. You can find a boat load of brushes on Photoshop for the effect.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: It scares me to think people are actually buying these apps. While I can see some fun in using Motion Shot, the Light Shaft app is completely absurd. People should learn to photograph instead of relying on these thingies to make their pictures more (superficially) striking.
@ManuelVilardeMacedo> The question is - will people buy these Sony apps for making surrealistic art? Or any kind of art? I have some doubts...
Why does it matter to you?
Paul_B Midlands UK: So glad I only have the incompatible 5N!
But buying an app would be?
Have you heard of post processing?
I'm glad that I don't own a Ferrari Enzo. I don't have to worry about cost of oil changes.
Scott Greiff: At $4.99 a piece to add "functionality" to your camera, "Shaft" is indeed appropriate.
If you look for freebies, or simply sit in frustration that you can't, then you have no choice. You'd rather be shafted.
Its good to have a choice. To be able to expand. I guess most people that would complain have no idea about apps, much less have purchased any.
Emacs23: So, I can make a conclusion now.I shoot with NEX-5n from the November 2011 exclusively and I cannot say anything bad about IQ (with the little exception the DR could be better for about 1-1.5 stops, after Pentax K-5), I have many shots I like, but the shooting experience is UGLY, this thing is anti-ergonomic and not because of its size but rather poor design, because with RX100 I have much quicker access to the essentials — that's why very many photographers love this little guy . It looks like Sony intentionally makes NEX very hard to control. It managed to spoil very basic controls, make it inconvenient to use. This thing is the typical example of what how not to make camera.I expected they will significantly improve experience with 5R and 6, but they didn't, it still sucks hard.
ssh33: I love everything about NEX, but I'd never buy into the system with the current lens lineup.
Any time. :)
I don't understand where this complaint for interface is coming from. At least in the case of NEX-6...- there are dedicated mode buttons and dials for several regularly used options. - there is a programmable Fn button that the user can customize and select six options- there are 2-3 additional soft keys that can be programmed for convenience- there is Quick-Navi which can be extremely useful and prevent having to deal with menu options
And in fact, I like the Manual Mode implementation with separate and well-defined controls for aperture and shutter speed.
The only thing I wish for is expanded role of the lower dial. At least based on this review, it isn't being used for much.
No, I think you should be spending on f/1.2 and f/1.4 lenses only. How else are you going to avoid conditions where f/1.8 will be too slow for your photography skills?
But, to address your other frustration, if you feel E-mount lenses are too expensive for you, you should stick with system that you can afford.
Instead of LOLing, try to understand what you've already been presented with. Unless you're into parroting, which you just demonstrated, regurgitating the same argument you'd made, despite of a response.
Or perhaps, I should be LOLed at for expecting you to be able to tell the difference, which I assumed you could do blind-folded. Apologize for being wrong. Now...
> I have no interest in Minolta lenses.That is fine. And those weren't Minolta lenses, those are (also) Sony APS-C lenses, cheaper. You asked why couldn't Sony, and I made an attempt to make you aware that it does. You're also unaware pricing of a lens goes beyond specs.
> "I agree that /1.8 still qualifies as being fast, but to state that the superior in every way"
Stop dreaming, or at least making things up.
>" top of the line primes from the biggest industry players are the products of "marketing" to unsuspecting idiots... well... I have nothing to say to that."
You're proving my point.
Sony SEL lens is obviously not cheap, something you obviously want. Sony SAL lens is, however. One of the approach manufacturers like Sony, Nikon, Canon... take to cut costs is by cutting corners (not necessarily optically but elsewhere). If you want to see this for self, pick up a Sony E-mount lens, and a comparable A-mount lens. For example, go:35mm f/1.8 SAM (A-mount) versus 35mm f/1.8 OSS E50mm f/1.8 SAM (A-mount) versus 50mm f/1.8 OSS E
I would expect you to be able to tell which of the two is cheaper, blindfolded.
BTW, f/1.8 qualifies as being fast. f/1.4 or f/1.2 qualifies as "marketing" to those in denial of the former.
Michael Barkowski: The rear LCD appears to be at least 20% shorter in height than the rear AMOLED on my Samsung NX200. That's a pretty big loss when you shoot in square format a lot, as I do. Big sacrifice for the rangefinder mystique.
Really, I think rear LCD size should be advertised in square millimeters, but again, I'm not a 16x9 shooter most of the time.
You get the response your post deserve. I would say any response to such non-sense as you spewed with identifying people as "zombies" for using LCD, is guaranteed to appear elitist attitude to you.
And, stalking you? Learn that you're posting in a public forum, and being responded to. If you hate that, stop posting.
Provia_fan: Standard ISO HotShoe is a welcome change/addition, well done Sony! There are so many brilliant flashguns we can use and I got loads :)
>"The fact remains that Sony's version of this "type" of shoe does not support most flashes and third party accessories (unlike its competition)"
cgarrard, you need to learn what "ISO Hot Shoe" entails. (Hint: It isn't what you think it is). So, how great does a Nikon flash work on Canon?
S.A.: heh so many negative comments as usual.... I've owned all Nikon and Sony. Nikon DSLRs and Sony whatevers... And this NEX 6 is the closest I've come to a do it all camera. As with all mirrorless, the autofocus leaves something to be diesired, but otherwise it's a swiss army knife of cameras. First thing I did was sell the lens. Would rather use primes and already had the 18-55.Crying about the menus is pointless. The quick navi and the fn button take care of that. Hardly any need to go into menus. Love that I an use my triggers with the hot shoe. Love the wireless. I shoot in my little studio and just hit send to computer. Love it. WONDERFUL CAMERA! Touchscreen lol. Use your cell phone then. No real advantage imho. Actually it seems a handicap if you ask me. Turned it off on the 5n after a few weeks. However, I can see no reason why they couldn't have included it for the gadget crowd. So ok, minus half a percentage point.
Keyboard use on a camera, touchscreen or otherwise, is likely to be a rare occasion, not a regular one. And a 2.5-3 inch LCD screen is smaller than the screen on my iPhone with which I regularly struggle getting things right (at least on iPhone, I expect that keyboard usage more).
The ONLY advantage to touchscreen anything on a camera to me is Focus Magnify (which would be useless when I use EVF). For most practical purposes, the physical buttons to locate the point works just fine.
There is a premium ("G") normal zoom scheduled for release sometime this year. I suspect it will be f/2.8-4 kind to keep size and weight down. Or, it could also be the first full frame lens, in which case, it might be a 24-70 or something like it (otherwise, it will be a first "G" to be designed for APS-C).
Any argument on such issue, for or against, is purely emotional. The logical side would evaluate why you would buy NEX-6 over NEX-5R. One has EVF (where touch screen carries no meaning for touch magnification) and the other has touch screen without EVF. Now, you could argue that EVF won't be used 100% of the time. I would argue that my preference for EVF is to use it for critical focusing, and for easier tracking (that is how I use both manual focus and tracking on my A55... don't have the option on NEX-3 so it remains LCD based).
Now THAT ain't based on emotional grounds, rather practical ones.
Abaregi: EOS M has touch, 6D does not. What is the price difference there?
As a manual shooter I have never used it on my 5R but i guess it would be nice for AF. I have never used that though (Legacy shooter)
If i start with AF lenses then i might appreciate the touch on my 5R but so far i have never used or missed it.
"I think most opposition to it is because most photographers here are old and don't like to change."
Funny that you would say that. Last weekend, my father-in-law was struggling to use his phone camera. He was touching all over the screen but to no avail. I looked into it and it turned out that the shutter release was assigned to the physical button in the traditional location of a camera, not touch screen.
Also worth noting, that iPhone initially came up with touch screen shutter. But, it was also criticized for lack of stability. During an iOS upgrade, Apple added the corner button for shutter release for a more traditional way of taking pictures.
Touch screen shutter requires hand to be moved off the grip, which is not a bright idea if you care for stability.
Question:How effective is Face Recognition feature?
I see NEX-6 as a big step in the right direction with ergonomics.Control Dial: Check (addressing my biggest gripe with 3 and 5 series)Relocated Video Button: CheckDedicated ISO button close to the thumb: CheckQuick-Navi: CheckProgrammable Fn button: CheckAdditional Programmable buttons: Check
What exactly is the problem?