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Added a bargain NEX to my travel kit.

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Digitalsafari, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Digitalsafari

    Digitalsafari New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 10, 2014
    Hi all,

    The UK Supermarket chain Tesco have been clearing out it's stock of cameras with some bargains to be had on ex-display mirrorless, at first I am looking a Panasonic GF3 for GBP50 (USD 60 exc tax) interesting, then tucked in behind is a NEX-C3 kit with handwritten price of GBP 35 (USD 48 exc tax) much more interesting APS-C goodness!

    I ask the assistant if I can take a closer look as removeable lens cameras get trashed on display with fingerprints or worse on the sensor.
    The camera is mint unused with only the mains cable missing but everything else is there, it scanned at GBP 80 but I got it for GBP 35.

    My other cameras/lenses are:
    Nikon D7000, 18-105mm, 55-300mm, 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.8 E Series
    Nikon V1 10-30mm, 30-110mm
    Minolta ACW-100 x0.8 wide converter, which fits straight on the 18-55mm kit lens, if I need a little bit wider.

    I have ordered a Nikon G to E mount adaptor so I can use my Nikon lenses, the 50mm 1.8 E series should be nice with focus peaking.

    The C3/18-55mm makes are great travel companion to the V1/30-110mm when I need wide and low light without a lens swap.

    I like the pictures from the C3 (RAW with DXO-9 or LR-5), does great where the V1 is weak on sensitivity and low light, without the bulk of the D7000.

    J
     
  2. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Welcome!

    Smoking deal, for sure! The focus peaking feature is a very useful feature.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    A C3 for £35!!! Wow that's a steal :thumbup:
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Wow, great catch.
     
  5. Digitalsafari

    Digitalsafari New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 10, 2014
    It was a very lucky blind buy!
     
  6. Digitalsafari

    Digitalsafari New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 10, 2014
    It's so small!

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  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Welcome to the forum and the NEX. Nice score. :)
     
  8. Dylan

    Dylan New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 9, 2014
    There are 6Y and 6L and etc.. what is the different of these Nex-6??
     
  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    It calls out different colors and lens packages.
     
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Welcome to the future.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    $48!? What a steal! Very nice!! Great find!
     
  12. Dylan

    Dylan New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 9, 2014
    This nice thing never happen in my part of world..
     
  13. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Matěj
    I'm interested in, how many "old" cameras lay on storerooms without any notice?

    Matej (sent from phone)