NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Questions
D Cox Forum Pro • Posts: 19,527
Re: NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

ShinyFace wrote:

Read the artist's biography on

http://www.phrasikleia.com/

to get some idea of why her photos are better than most people's.

Do _not_ go rushing out to buy a "better camera". You might consider, if you can afford it, getting one good prime lens.

I appreciate reading about her, that is the inspiration I need

Which prime would offer a completely different experience from the kit lens (or the Sigma 30 because I have that coming in the mail)?

Legacy lens appeals greatly to me, as I learned a long time ago to take pictures on a film 35mm camera and miss the way those lenses feel. I already use manual focus, but if I don't use a tripod will a legacy lens be disastrous? And which are best for compatibility with NEX?

You only need a tripod for the kind of very high detail landscapes that you are aiming at.

90% of shots with a NEX can be done hand held, especially shots of people. The point is that camera movement is the main cause of unsharp images - and OSS only helps a bit.

Something like a 90mm or 100mm lens would be quite different from the 30, and lenses of these lengths from any well known maker will be good.

But I strongly recommend _not_ buying any more gear for a few months at least, while you get to know the camera and the 30mm lens thoroughly.

ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 2,222
ShinyFace - Summarised Your Findings

Hi,

I also own a F3 as well as a 5n, after the contributions from so many readers, I am sure you are have some ideas on how to improve your images based on your own findings and contributors from others.

I would appreciate if you can share with us your findings by giving us a summary.

ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 2,222
Re: NEX-F3 images are constantly underexposed

Hi,

I found my F3 to be underexposed as much as 1/3 to 2/3 similar to what DCresource has discovered.  Go to this site for details.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/nex_f3-review?page=0,3

I found also taking using center metering the images tend to overexpose the images when shooting landscape, on most occasions I use multi-metering for landscape images.

FuzzyQball
FuzzyQball Senior Member • Posts: 1,631
Re: NEX-F3 images are constantly underexposed

Multi area metering makes a lot of sense, and I have found it works well.  My 5n does a pretty food job on exposure, with very little adjustment required on the jpegs.

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ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 2,222
Re: NEX-5N and NEX-F3 metering comparisons

I bought F3 as a backup camera for my 5N. My findings for exposures under centre and multi metering  for both cameras are quite different. A summary according to my eyes are:

Multi                              Centre

Nex F3                under exp. 1/3-2/3 eV       over exp. 1/3 eV

Nex 5N                under exp. <1/3 eV          accurate

Those interested may like to prove whether the above is correct.

ttan98 Senior Member • Posts: 2,222
Re: NEX-5N and NEX-F3 metering comparisons revised

ttan98 wrote:

I bought F3 as a backup camera for my 5N. My findings for exposures under centre and multi metering for both cameras are quite different. A summary according to my eyes are:

Multi Centre

Nex F3 under exp. 1/3-2/3 eV over exp. 1/3 eV

Nex 5N under exp. <1/3 eV accurate

Those interested may like to prove whether the above is correct.

The above looks confusing because it is not formatted correctly.

Nex F3  Multi metering = under exp. 1/3-2/3 eV, Centre metering = over exp. 1/3 eV

Nex 5N  Multi metering = under exp. < 1/3 eV, Centre metering = accurate

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