Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3.00″ screen | APS-C sensor
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I've a Nex-6, which I sometimes use via the rear screen. My biggest problem with it is that I can't get the focus point where I want quickly enough -- the menus/controls are too clunky, and the face detect will ignore faces or pick the wrong one. I've been wondering about using a camera with a touchscreen to control focus. I wonder if anyone could give their experience of this with the 5R/5N. Are my big fat fingers going to have trouble getting it to focus where I want? Does it focus as fast...
Hello, I have a NEX-5N with a few lenses:-sigma 19mm f2.8 e-mount-voigtlander 25mm f4 color skopar pancake-canon fd 28mm f2.8-canon fd 35mm f2-pen f 38mm f1.8-hexanon ar 40mm f1.8-SEL50F18-canon fd 50mm f1.4-canon fd 50mm f1.8-hexanon 55mm f3.5 macro-vivitar series 1 fd mount 70-210mm f3.5 I also have zhongyi lens turbo and some converters, etc etc. I got the camera about 1 year ago for newborn baby photos. I have slowly been accumulating the lenses to ....dabble in various other photography...
Down here in the southern hemisphere I have been trying to image comet ISON over the past few nights without success using my NEX5N and an Olympus 50mm f1.4. I am using an iPad app (SkySafari Plus) to locate the comet which places it below and to the right of Mars in the early morning sky a little above the horizon. When enlarging and enhancing the resultant images I can see stars of 11th magnitude and lower but no sign of the comet. Am I in the right place? has anyone had any success in...
Hi! I just got an underwater case for my NEX-5N (the afordable eBay version - Meike 40M) and there is also extra space in the case for flash. My issue is that once I put the camera in the case with flash opened up(powered) I cannot activate/deactivate flash from the menu if using M/S/A/P modes, and obviously I cannot access the flash inside the case to close it/open it. The flash off option from the Flash Mode is available only in automatic modes. Am I missing something?
I have found that highlight clipping warning tends to appear at lower level than it should be on Nex-5n. One week ago I shot color checker for comparison of color rendering of Nex-5N and Canon 5D3 . When I reviewed one of the photos under histogram mode of Nex-5n, the white patches were flashing which seemed weird to me since it didn't happen on 5D3 set at the same exposure. I viewed it on PC with Photoshop and found the RGB value of the white patches were only distributed between 230 -240....
I recently bought a second hand pancake online, and was concerned by the level of blur and distortion. I updated the firmware and that helped to reduce the distortion in the corners however it still refuses to focus on anything further that 30cm from the lens. Is this normal? I've seen other results using the 16 mm an its crystal clear. Could it be a bad lens or am I doing something wrong? I've been shooting in both manual and auto and cant seem to make it any better. Thanks.
Is there a way to change a lens on this camera with the shutter closed? One time I turned the camera off and quickly took off the lens and the camera still had the shutter stuck closed which would be AMAZING because it would keep dust from getting to the sensor. But right after I noticed the shutter was close it immediately opened, so is there a way to have it stay closed?
I have a nex-5n and an old Nikon D70s. Lately I've been thinking that it might be fun to take a few IR now and then. As I don't want to go all-in, at least not in the beginning and convert either camera I was thinking that I might start by getting a cheap 720nm or 630nm IR filter from eBay. But from what I've read the 5N is not suitable for IR so it might be better to try with the Nikon?