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#1 CP1962

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:10 AM

I am thinking about going from DSLR to the NEX series from Sony and Nauticam.   Info from users of both will much appreciated. Thanks J

 

 



#2 jander4454

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:21 AM

I have the NEX-5 and am very happy with it.

Given that Sony are soon about to announce a FF NEX model  I would wait until it is available to assess.


Sony NEX-5 in Nauticam with Inon D-2000 flashes

#3 Phil Rudin

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:32 AM

I have used the NEX-7, NEX-5, 5N & R in Nauticam housings and would make the following observations. The NEX-6 has the EVF which to me is a great up side. The Nauticam housings for all of the cameras appear to be about the same price and the NEX-6 housing has the addition of the pickup finder for the EVF. You also have the advantage of adding a 45 or 180 optical viewfinder going forward.
If you are coming from a DSLR you may prefer the EVF to using an LCD for critical focus.

The big issue with NEX Remains the lack of a quality SONY macro lens for these cameras.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:17 PM

I have used the NEX-7, NEX-5, 5N & R in Nauticam housings and would make the following observations. The NEX-6 has the EVF which to me is a great up side. The Nauticam housings for all of the cameras appear to be about the same price and the NEX-6 housing has the addition of the pickup finder for the EVF. You also have the advantage of adding a 45 or 180 optical viewfinder going forward.
If you are coming from a DSLR you may prefer the EVF to using an LCD for critical focus.

The big issue with NEX Remains the lack of a quality SONY macro lens for these cameras.

Phil Rudin

Hello Phil,

Could you send me a link so that I can see your results with NEX 5. I am looking to photos and I know that the NEX 5 and 6 are good cameras but quality of lenses is holding it back. Of course I am just taking photos as a hobby but quality is still important. When I use my Sigma 50 mm 2.8 macro lens I am happy with results but if I look to the photos from NEX lenses I am doubting.

 

Thanks in advance  :notworthy: 



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:27 AM

Hi CP1962

 

Here are some examples from my NEX-5N Setup:

Sony NEX-5N in a to 5N converted Nauticam NA-NEX5 housing, Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro with Nauticam port 45, Inon D-2000 and S-2000. All shoot in RAW and processed with Adobe Lightroom 3


 

 

2012-01-03_09h-40m-23s.jpg

2012-01-05_15h-40m-56s.jpg

2012-01-05_16h-06m-30s.jpg

2012-01-06_11h-36m-09s.jpg

2012-01-06_16h-19m-59s.jpg

2012-01-10_15h-39m-52s.jpg

2012-01-11_14h-37m-52s.jpg

 

 

And here you find some more pictures:

 

Gangga Island 2012

 

fresh water pictures

 

 

Greetings from Switzerland,

 

Tino


Sony NEX-5N, Nauticam NA-NEX5 (converted to NEX-5N), Sony E 30mm Macro, Sony E 16mm with Fish-eye converter, INON-D2000, S2000.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:54 AM


Hello Tino,

 

I see sometimes you posts on the German website UWPIX and as always nice to see your posts. The Nex 5 and 6 are looking good and as I told earlier I come from heavy DSRL with flash and ports and arms and I am looking for something smaller. But today I was looking to the Sony RX 100 mk2 and to tell the truth I was blown away from photos taken with this compact camera. So more choices and I am really impressed with the small Sony. Have a few months before my next trip so I have time to decide.

 

 

If you look to Xander photos you see what I mean.

 

The race with technology goes fast

 

 www.flickr.com/xanderwater



#7 jmauricio

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

for what its worth. Here are some uncropped samples from my nex 7.

 

Some 16mm + FE examples

 

 

 

 

Some 30mm examples - issue with the 30mm is not so much image quality but the fact that you have to be right on top of subjects to get 1:1. It limits your macro subjects considerably

 

 

 

 

Some 80mm examples

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=50651

 

 

Canon 60mm and Sony 10-18mm Examples. Also scroll down to see examples of the 18-55mm with an external diopter.

 

http://wetpixel.com/...nex#entry327683

 

 

 

 

 

apologies for the poor watermarking!