any issues with the A6000 body?

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miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
any issues with the A6000 body?

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Other issues?

Sony a6000
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ryan92084
ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?
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miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Didn't torture test, nor do I intend to, but shining an LED with max iso and shutter time showed no leak for me.

Shutter shock?

Wouldn't expect it with an EFC.  Haven't tried without.

Continuous focus not good enough?

That's what half the new threads for the past week have been debating : P

Other issues?

Other than my impatience with having to wait for it to charge so I can tinker with it some more?  Not so far.

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Joachim Wulfers
Joachim Wulfers Senior Member • Posts: 1,572
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?
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miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Judge for yourself: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53539788

Other issues?

NO to all these questions

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DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,167
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It's an unrealistic portrayal of the average camera body, and so engenders feelings of unattractiveness and inadequacy in other camera bodies?

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Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
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Does not come in mauve.

miro3 OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

Tuloom wrote:

Does not come in mauve.

I can live wit that

slidez New Member • Posts: 2
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

Went to buy the A6000 with kit, purchased, turned it on during dinner to check everything out and it didn't detect the lens. Had to go back to the store (luckily we had dinner in the same shopping center). We tested 2 different lenses, different battery and still no go. The electrical connection points looked pristine. Returned it since there were no more left to exchange, went home disappointed.

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BoatGuy Regular Member • Posts: 155
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon.  No weather proofing.

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DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,167
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BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

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BoatGuy Regular Member • Posts: 155
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

You're absolutely correct, and I'm comparing it to a D300 which cost 3x the A6000.   But Sony doesn't offer a solid body at any price.

Hiking near the ocean yesterday in a strong breeze I felt like I was putting the a6000 at risk, something I never felt with a D300.

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DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,167
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BoatGuy wrote:

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

You're absolutely correct, and I'm comparing it to a D300 which cost 3x the A6000. But Sony doesn't offer a solid body at any price.

A99? A77?  Both weather sealed.

And even  ignoring the existence of weather-sealed Sony bodies...  the same can be said about Nikon not offering any truly compact large-sensored bodies at any price.  Or not offering an EVF at any price.  So let's call the D4 an usability nightmare because it no Nikon can meet either of these arbitrary attributes we suddenly deemed to be the very most important thing in the world, all-other-considerations-be-damned.

Makes total sense. *rolleyes*

Hiking near the ocean yesterday in a strong breeze I felt like I was putting the a6000 at risk, something I never felt with a D300.

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Jokica
Jokica Senior Member • Posts: 1,201
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BoatGuy wrote:

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

You're absolutely correct, and I'm comparing it to a D300 which cost 3x the A6000. But Sony doesn't offer a solid body at any price.

Hiking near the ocean yesterday in a strong breeze I felt like I was putting the a6000 at risk, something I never felt with a D300.

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Be here now, be someplace else later.
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If I have to carrie D300, I would probably give up hiking

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Dsnoir
Dsnoir Contributing Member • Posts: 600
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

You are absolutly wrong, I dropped my Sony A99 on to the pavement from waist level, about 40 inches, and looked on in horror as it bounced about. My fear was that the, presumably delicate, in body stabilisation sysytem would not function, in fact apart from a slight scuf mark the camera works just fine. As for the A7r I can sadly report that I lent a friend my LA-EA2 adaptor complete with Minolta 28-135 lens, this droped to the ground with sufficient force to dent the filter ring, on the lens, with no adverse effect on the camera.

As for issues with the A6000, I do find that I occasionally active the C2 button, with the fleshy part of the hand just below the thumb, but its not a continuing problem.

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captura Forum Pro • Posts: 21,795
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

You're absolutely correct, and I'm comparing it to a D300 which cost 3x the A6000. But Sony doesn't offer a solid body at any price.

A99? A77? Both weather sealed.

And even ignoring the existence of weather-sealed Sony bodies... the same can be said about Nikon not offering any truly compact large-sensored bodies at any price. Or not offering an EVF at any price. So let's call the D4 an usability nightmare because it no Nikon can meet either of these arbitrary attributes we suddenly deemed to be the very most important thing in the world, all-other-considerations-be-damned.

Makes total sense. *rolleyes*

Hiking near the ocean yesterday in a strong breeze I felt like I was putting the a6000 at risk, something I never felt with a D300.

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Build quality well below any Fuji with 'X' in the name, too.

DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,167
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captura wrote:

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

DtEW wrote:

BoatGuy wrote:

If you're asking about the body, and not the camera, then…

Build quality is well below Nikon. No weather proofing.

No Nikon at that price level has any weather-sealing, either.

You're absolutely correct, and I'm comparing it to a D300 which cost 3x the A6000. But Sony doesn't offer a solid body at any price.

A99? A77? Both weather sealed.

And even ignoring the existence of weather-sealed Sony bodies... the same can be said about Nikon not offering any truly compact large-sensored bodies at any price. Or not offering an EVF at any price. So let's call the D4 an usability nightmare because it no Nikon can meet either of these arbitrary attributes we suddenly deemed to be the very most important thing in the world, all-other-considerations-be-damned.

Makes total sense. *rolleyes*

Hiking near the ocean yesterday in a strong breeze I felt like I was putting the a6000 at risk, something I never felt with a D300.

-- hide signature --

Be here now, be someplace else later.
http://www.newmorning.info/page41/page41.html

Build quality well below any Fuji with 'X' in the name, too.

But way better functionality and performance than any NEX with a 5 in its name.

Everyone can troll/fanboy.

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cosmonaut
cosmonaut Senior Member • Posts: 2,197
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Tuloom wrote:

Does not come in mauve.

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No camouflage version was a deal breaker for me.

(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Other issues?

I have a problem with AF-S - inconsistent results, worse than AF-C for static subjects.

I thought that for static subjects AF-S should be more precise, because it does first PDAF, and then fine-trims it with CDAF - not in my experience.

I can clearly see : all AF-C shots are in focus, 50-70 % of the AF-S shots are not.

Also, in DMF mode, if I adjust the focus ring I have focused shots, if I don't, many shots are not well focused - probably it uses AF-S.

Anybody else has the same problem ?

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miro3 OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

5nex7 wrote:

miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Other issues?

I have a problem with AF-S - inconsistent results, worse than AF-C for static subjects.

I thought that for static subjects AF-S should be more precise, because it does first PDAF, and then fine-trims it with CDAF - not in my experience.

I can clearly see : all AF-C shots are in focus, 50-70 % of the AF-S shots are not.

Also, in DMF mode, if I adjust the focus ring I have focused shots, if I don't, many shots are not well focused - probably it uses AF-S.

Anybody else has the same problem ?

You should probably return it then?

(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

miro3 wrote:

5nex7 wrote:

miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Other issues?

I have a problem with AF-S - inconsistent results, worse than AF-C for static subjects.

I thought that for static subjects AF-S should be more precise, because it does first PDAF, and then fine-trims it with CDAF - not in my experience.

I can clearly see : all AF-C shots are in focus, 50-70 % of the AF-S shots are not.

Also, in DMF mode, if I adjust the focus ring I have focused shots, if I don't, many shots are not well focused - probably it uses AF-S.

Anybody else has the same problem ?

You should probably return it then?

I want first to see if it is a general problem, or it is my camera.

Your's works well ?

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ryan92084
ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: any issues with the A6000 body?

miro3 wrote:

5nex7 wrote:

miro3 wrote:

Light leaks?

Shutter shock?

Continuous focus not good enough?

Other issues?

I have a problem with AF-S - inconsistent results, worse than AF-C for static subjects.

I thought that for static subjects AF-S should be more precise, because it does first PDAF, and then fine-trims it with CDAF - not in my experience.

I can clearly see : all AF-C shots are in focus, 50-70 % of the AF-S shots are not.

Also, in DMF mode, if I adjust the focus ring I have focused shots, if I don't, many shots are not well focused - probably it uses AF-S.

Anybody else has the same problem ?

You should probably return it then?

I want first to see if it is a general problem, or it is my camera.

Your's works well ?

Is this still just with the 18-200 or have you replicated it with other lenses? I only have the kit as an AF lens and I haven't had an issue like this yet but I'll work with it some more this afternoon.

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