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Bought myself another alpha

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by slothead, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    A month ago I acquired an a5100 and I loved it so much that today I went out and bought an a6000. I would have bought another a5100, but thought the flexibility of having the electronic viewfinder would be a good thing to have as well as dials for the mode, increased burst rate and a "control dial."

    I am surprised that the a6000 weighs so much more than the a5100. It really feels much "denser" Not much bigger, but significantly heavier. But I don't mind that at all.

    It's slightly larger than I expected (just barely fitting into the Think Tank Little Stuff It).

    I will probably keep a wide pancake lens on the a6000 and the 16-50 on the a5100.

    Overall I am ecstatic!
     
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  2. greywater

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    Does the A6000 have "focus assist" magnification ?

    Thanks
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Congrats on adding to the family.

    I personally would have no idea what to do with multiple bodies.
     
  4. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    Good question greywater... From the online manual,

    "MF Assist (still image)
    Enlarges the image on the screen automatically to make manual focusing easier. This works in Manual Focus or Direct
    Manual Focus shooting.
    1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [ MF Assist] → [On].
    2. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
    The image is enlarged. You can magnify images further by pressing on the center of the control wheel."

    Does that answer your question (I think... yes)
     
  5. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    I understand your quandary Dave. And of course there is a limit to what one can use at any one time. Given my "collection" I am probably going to start shedding bodies - but I'm not sure which brand I should start with (I love them all)! I always like having duplicates that have the same lens mount.
     
  6. greywater

    greywater TalkEmount Regular

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    Thanks. I have an A7 and use focus assist all the time.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I don't ever want to be "that" guy

    20130531-01-TravelPhotography.
     
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Congrats! You'll love it. I use the EVF to shoot most of the time. And it's great for reviewing a shot in bright daylight.
    I think the two cameras are similar and different enough that you'll find a niche for both.
     
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  9. riskinstrument

    riskinstrument TalkEmount Regular

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    Wish I had his gear. I could sell it and buy a Zeiss lens.
     
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  10. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    Hah! Excellent response. I may even think about that approach in selling my Nikon bodies and some of their lenses. :)
     
  11. riskinstrument

    riskinstrument TalkEmount Regular

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    As for your new camera, you'll love it, and may find it's the only one you use.
     
  12. riskinstrument

    riskinstrument TalkEmount Regular

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    Note that was lens, as in one. The Zeiss glass is on the pricey side.
     
  13. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    And I meant some of the Nikon lenses.
     
  14. riskinstrument

    riskinstrument TalkEmount Regular

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    Do you know that you can buy an adapter to use Nikon glass on emount bodies ? There are different adapters for the different series of lenses.
     
  15. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Tom
    Yep, and I have 'em. One for my Olympii and one for my Sonys. That was why I said "some" of my Nikon glass. I will always keep my fast primes.

    Like this puppy... (on my Oly OM-D E-M5)

    P6180342a1_zps6ac20afd.
     
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