Sony Alpha NEX-7
Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
24 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
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Somehow I never realized until just recently that there was a firmware update available for my NEX-7. In my research I have been running across posts discussing issues with running this on a Mac (OS X) and have seen that there is some problem with 32-bit as opposed to 64-bit. Since the firmware update was released prior to the latest version of the OS X operating system, which is Mavericks, I am concerned about inadvertently bricking my NEX-7 by trying to do this firmware update on my Mac,...
Here is a reduced but unedited copy of a recent photo from my NEX-7/16-50 combo. The barrel distortion seems quite extreme to me. Reduced but unedited wide angle sample from 16-50 PZ In this next photo, I've attempted to correct the barrel distortion using the Straighten tool in PS CS6. Can it be corrected any better than this? The NEX-7 in-camera lens correction was enabled. Is this distortion typical of this lens? I am now looking at the 16 f/2.8. the 20 f/2.8, and the Sigma E-Mount 19 and...
All things considered, is the 16-50 PZ a lens I would want to use with my NEX-7, if I want detail and sharpness? Or is it a little too pedestrian for that? What sort of general opinion is forming with regard to the 16-70 and 18-105 lenses? Am I best off getting one of the primes? Sample from my NEX-7 16-50. Magnified, you can see it's not very sharp. And a lot of the detail gets mushy. Is it due to poor technique, would you say, or am I expecting too much from this lens?
I don't currently own either of these but was thinking of getting my hands on a second hand NEX-7... then I saw the A6000 announcement and got a bit confused on whether I should wait for it or not. I understand the A6000 has better phase detection autofocus and a lower resolution viewfinder. I would use this to shoot mostly landscapes, so if that is the extent of their differences I see little reason to wait for the A6000. Thoughts? Is there anything else I'm missing at all? (I'm thinking...
I like trains. Years ago I got over a hundred photos accepted by railpictures.net. I used a dinky Minolta S414. And a tiny Sony P150. And they got accepted. Now I'm using a Sony NEX-7. And a Canon T3i. And my phiotos aren't cutting it, even though the cameras are better. The photo below got rejected for lack of technical expertise. They were shot with the NEX-7 and the Sony E 16-50 retractable lens. Is the lens inadequate? RAW+JPEG. 1/250 at F11. ISO 100. Polarizer filter. Continuous focus....
I've seen quite a few reviews, or pre-reviews, for the A6000 but none have said much about the image quality. I understand that in pre-production there are issues with lenses, firmware and processing software that may impact the ultimate photo quality. With the Nex-7, everyone gushed about the resolution and IQ but I've not seen anything comparable for the A6000. Is it just too early?
I have recently sold my Fuji X-Pro 1 and X100s, and I am selling my remaining lenses for the system. Having previously owned a NEX 7, I was thinking of returning to the Sony fold, and would appreciate some lens recommendations for the A6000. I would probably get the 18-200 zoom (though not sure which one to buy), but would appreciate some advice as to which other lenses are regarded as 'good' lenses. I'd be looking for recommendations in relation to primes to cover my interests, but do not...
Team- I've been shooting a NEX-7 with M-mount lenses for almost 2 years now, and have found a configuration that I quite like that is efficient and straightforward. I was interested in the new sensor in the A7, as well some aspects of the new control surface (e.g., not a soft EV dial) so I ordered one in to test. However, I can't figure out how to set up the A7 to match the NEX-7 focus behavior, specifically with MF assist. On the NEX-7, I can assign MF-assist to the AF/MF button. When it's...