From DX to NEX?
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:56 AM
Canon 7d, Nauticam, Lots of glass, Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam, 60 macro, 45 macro, 8 mm fisheye, Inon, S&S, Athena Strobes plus lots of fiddly bits.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:20 AM
NEX 7 looks real compelling as it seems to provide the same ergonomic manual control of a DSLR but in a more managable form factor. Lens choice is clear a draw back...
I rented an NEX 7 for an upcoming trip to test it out. Will decide what to do afterwards!
Edited by jmauricio, 27 July 2012 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:46 PM
My D300s and it's housing have not been out of the closet since then.
Much lighter, easier to use and transport.
No appreciable difference in IQ.
Not saying that the D300s is not a better system, just saying I really like my GX1 setup.
Life is a beach and then you dive.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:15 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:22 AM
I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?
Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:37 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:04 AM
My images arent just on my monitor, but correct me if I am wrong, the NEX7 has 24MP x 1.6 =38.4, the D800 has 36mp? fair enough the NEX7 is cropped but is this not similar?
The sensor spacing is important, as well as matching the sensor's resolution to the optical resolution. That's why the D4x is better than the D800: fewer sensors, more widely spread out, result in better low light performance, faster burst shooting and reduced sensor noise.
The D800 has better AF than any DX camera that I've used, and DX DSLRs have better AF than EVIL cameras at the moment.
There's some difficulty with choosing lenses and domes for an FX camera: there's just not the flexibility that a lens like the Tokina 10-17mm gives to a DX system, and mid-range wide-angles are notoriously difficult to shoot without a big dome. There are still gaps in the lenses available for EVIL systems, too.
I'm learning FX, but slowly!
Edited by tdpriest, 30 July 2012 - 02:05 AM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:04 PM
First, an 18-200mm with power zoom and advanced OSS was announced, and it will be the new kit lens for the newest NEX-EA50 professional camcorder.
A hacker group has been at work, trying to enable higher bite rate 1080 60p videos on the NEX and Alpha cameras. The person who hacked the GH2 is also involved.
Some "SR5=almost certainly correct!" rumors.
- The biggest is that the NEX full frame rumors had finally received "SR5=almost certainly correct!" status. NEX FF will be able to use the 20 A-mount FF lenses with an adapter and use the E-mount lenses in "crop mode". I hope it has phase detection autofocus on the image sensor like the NEX-6 and NEX-5R.
- NEX-6 and NEX-5R will feature phase detection autofocus so they should be the first two mirrorless cameras with 1080 60p HD and phase detection video autofocus. Photos of both cameras have already surfaced.
- 16-50mm OSS pancake has power zoom and will be almost as small as the 16mm pancake.
- 11-18mm F4 won't be a pancake lens.
- 35mm F1.8 will be small.
Edited by A.Y., 20 August 2012 - 09:36 PM.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:59 AM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:14 AM
Similarly I went from EOS to NEX and it's nice that my Canon lenses can be used on the NEX system for top side.
Edited by A.Y., 19 September 2012 - 07:31 AM.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:50 AM
I still heavily us my D700 for sports, wildlife and events, but the OM-D has become my travel and UW setup. I have even left my beloved Leica system in the closet since I got the OM-D. If anyone is interested in a full Ikelite setup for cheap let me know........