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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Announced May 11, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello Everyone. I'm an amateur photographer that I takes pictures mainly when traveling. That`s the reason that I like my A6000(I had Nex5,nex6 before).  I don`t like to carry too many lenses, I like to make it simple, so I bought the SEL18200LE that I use the most of the time, for me was working perfect, and I low light/landscape shoots i use the SEL16F28 that is really small and could be combined with a fisheye adapter. Sadly a few weeks ago my SEL18200LE started to fail (it vibrates all...
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I was a happy user of the A6000 until I discovered that the sensor had a banding issue in certain light conditions. The condition where it was the most visible was when having a bright light source (for instance the sun) in the frame or just outside, causing lens flare to light up darker parts of the frame. It appeared for me to be more visible with longer focal lengths (not so much in the widest of angles) together with low aperture (greater apeture opening). In some former discussion...
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I am getting a cheap full spectrum modified Sony Nex-5 for IR Photography to replace my Sony DSC-V1.  I have been reading up on the sigma lenses and they seem quite good bang for buck. And they also don't suffer from any hot spots. However the difference between the two lenses are minimal, but the older one uses a different lens coating or lack of one compared to the newer lens. I was wondering if this would make any difference to shooting IR? I plan on using my current Hoya r72 (which i use...
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I have been using nex-5 for around 4 years now, and want to upgrade to full frame. A7R and A7II are about the same price here in India Here's my use case.. Type of Photography Street Architectures Few Landscapes + Night Method Manual focus with old lenses, No hurry for shots Hand held ( Tripod always in backpack though ) Mostly on 55mm Helios or 28mm Vivitar primes, sometimes on 80-200mm Albinar No video shooting Notes The primary selection factor is the stabilisation in A7II vs Better...
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I am thinking of upgrading from a Nex 5 to the a6000. My main reason for upgrading is to get a viewfinder. It looks like I can buy the a6000 body only in which case I would have the kit lens from my Nex to pair with it. Should I go that route or go ahead and get the kit lens with the a6000. The difference is $150 if I go body only. I can see that the a6000 lens has the power zoom feature. And the Nex lens is a different color so it won't match the camera. But is that $150 better spent on...
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Hi, I have Sony nex 5 body and would like to take a photos of birds, animal and nature in general. What kind of lens and adapters its better to use? and with the price around 300-500$ ;) thanks!
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Hi all, I have a Wansen 16 channel wireless trigger that connects to the smart terminal of my NEX-5. I've got the receiver attached to a Yongnuo YN560II. In the past, they've worked, but I haven't done much with the flash for a couple months, and now I can't seem to get the trigger to fire. I've tried the following: -Use the teensy Sony flash - this works, and triggers the Yongnuo in S1 mode. -Use the trigger manual button - this works, triggering the flash. -Use the trigger hotshoe with the...
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Hello I have a Sony A6000. I took it to a desert. It didn't drop in sands but I think sands have entered. Not it doesn't functioning correctly. As soon as I power it on, It focuses on something itself, Even without half-pressing the shutter button. After It focus, it does not release the focus, even when I change my composition to a scene definitely out of focus (The green brackets showing the focus area are still there. Also the green focus indicator at bottom-left corner is on). And while...
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Hello, I use sony la-ea1 adapter on my a6000 body and DT 55-200mm sam lens. Unfortunately with this combination autofocus does not work at all (even slow one). Since this is SAM lens I expect to have auto focus. My lens firmware version is 0.1. I tried to find firmware update for a6000 and la-ea1, but it does not exist, only for nex3 and nex5. However in youtube I saw guys have slow autofocus with some SAM lenses. Could you please suggest how to solve this issue. Thanks
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Dear Sony NEX 5R video experts- I have used an NEX5 for over four years with great success, but when a friend sold me his hardly used NEX 5R recently, I noticed so many improvements in overall function, especially better improved in low light areas of images. My only complaint is that I cannot seem to find the settings in the menu to correct what appears as a slow blurring shutter setting in video. It records fine in superb audio as like my old NEX5, but appears as stuck in a "slow shutter...
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