January 30th, 2013, 07:43 AM
as some of you might remember I've been NEXless since last week (sold my 7). I have a lot of cameras on the way (loans from incredibly trusting and generous photog friends) and I also treated myself to a X10 that I love (please Dixeyk, never buy a Leica, pretty please !!), but I kinda felt uneasy not having a focus peaking body to shoot the beautiful legacy lenses I've collected and cherry picked over the past few months.
So I started researching a cheaper NEX option that I could live with, and I ended up hunting a C3. Prices have dropped to a ridiculously low level and I was able to bargain a body only out of a kit for 140€, shipped. The thing is like new, in the box with flash, etc, still with warranty, and has less than 4K actuations on it. Since I just sold my black 18-55 for 130€, basically the C3 is costing me 10 euros
I can already hear my legacies taking a dead breath of relief in the lens drawer !
January 30th, 2013, 07:49 AM
That's a heck of a deal!!!
So, you didn't manage to stay Nex-less for too long, lol :P
• Sony G 18-105mm ƒ/4 PZ
• MD Rokkor X 50mm ƒ/1.4 • MD 50mm ƒ/1.7 • MD Rokkor X 35mm ƒ/2.8 • MD 35-70mm ƒ/3.5 w/Macro • MD Tele-Rokkor 135mm ƒ/3.5 • MD 35-105mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 • MD 28-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 • MD 35-135mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 • MD Rokkor X 50-135mm ƒ/3.5 • MD 70-210mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 • MD 24-35mm ƒ/3.5
• Ownuser battery grip
January 30th, 2013, 08:11 AM
Interesting kind of regression...
I thing C3 has really bad grip for legacy lenses...
January 30th, 2013, 08:57 AM
Well, I sort of see it as a lifelong membership fee to this board
January 30th, 2013, 08:59 AM
Does it ?? In fact I thought I liked (visually) the shape of the rounded grip better than the more square shaped one on the 5N...
Originally Posted by Mattithjah
January 30th, 2013, 10:03 AM
I donť like it visually :-) and once I try it at store and it is really horribly to hold it, especially one-hand. I prefer shape of my NEX-5 grip instead.
January 30th, 2013, 11:29 AM
Does the c3 have peaking? For some reason I thought it didn't, otherwise I might buy one!
January 30th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Not only does it have peaking, but it also allows the custom menu function (as on the 6 via the Fn button), which I find to be the second best approach to NEX UI, right after the 7's TriNavi. So it's a very appealing little digital back for me !
January 30th, 2013, 12:50 PM
There are only 2 drawbacks with the C3 that I know of:
1) Manual flashes don't work out of the box & hot shoe adapters don't put the camera into flash mode (bulb mode trick works but it is rather unprofessional).
2) No remote trigger.
I try to cope with C3 (and Olympus pl-1) until Nex line has stabilized (to day 3 flash connectors and no wireless flash) and full frame is available and affordable. I may even purchase another C3 at some point.
January 30th, 2013, 01:24 PM
I have never used a C3 but it does look a lot less substantial than the grip on the Nex 5.
Originally Posted by Mattithjah
Sony NEX-C3 Concise Review: Digital Photography Review
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