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Different Color Viewfinder NEX 6

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by BohemioVic, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. BohemioVic

    BohemioVic New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2013
    Hello Everyone. My first post ever! I just got my NEX 6 camera... I'm in love with my new toy! Can't believe how amazing it is... Now on to my concern. I was comparing it with my friend's NEX 6 and I realizd the only difference is tha his viewfinder glass is deep red while mine has a green hue to it... Should I be worried or alarmed? Is it normal?

    I attached a comparison...
     

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  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Are both cameras turned off? Are you sure that this is a actual difference and not just reflecting light? If yes, compare both when they're turned on. If they look the same, everything is okay. Interesting sighting though.
     
  3. BohemioVic

    BohemioVic New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2013
    Both cameras are turned off. I made sure that its not light reflecting off. Its weird... I've checked all over the internet for references or other metions of this but found nothing...
     
  4. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    I wonder what the problem is that one is green and the other red. I can reassure you that my Nex 6 is also green tinted. And I find myself green nicer than red.:D But, well seen.
     
  5. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Now that's interesting!

    Maybe the viewfinder is multi-coated just like lens elements. Glass element coatings in lenses refract light into rainbow colours on the surface - if that's what it is maybe it's just the way it was coated, then nothing to worry to about.

    Oh, welcome to the forum btw, BohemioVic! Congrats on your new toy!! :)
     
  6. Orange

    Orange TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2013
    England
    It's not Orange!
    Interesting :confused:

    Just checked mine & appears reddish, will check again tomorrow in daylight.
    Weird ...

    Welcome by the way! ;)
     
  7. BohemioVic

    BohemioVic New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2013
    Well it might be a normal thing if your's is green aswell. I wonder whats the ultimate difference though....
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    :O ??? I hope it's nothing bad
     
  9. BohemioVic

    BohemioVic New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2013
    I'm not sure... I check the viewfinders under different lighting and his was reddish and mine greenish no matter the lighting condition... I just hope all is ok... I've checked Sony's website and the one there is reddish....

    Thanks for the welcome. It's a great forum.....
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    While interesting and potentially bothersome, the bottom line is- if it works I wouldn't worry about it.

    And welcome to the forum. :)
     
  11. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands

    Is yours friend also recently purchased or earlier. Maybe a small change in the manufacturing process.

    Picture of internet, also picked green. Why the two colors can I also no explanation for.

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  12. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    If we're surveying, mine appears red as well...
     
  13. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    NEX-7 - red
     
  14. BohemioVic

    BohemioVic New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 22, 2013


    Good find... My friend's NEX-6 is only about a month old. He got it the week before Christmas.... Your pic alleviates my concern somewhat... Pheeeewww!
     
  15. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    Informed at Sony. Nothing else to worry about. Green or red glow the final quality should be the same. It may have to do with the country in which the camera is assembled or what coating is used.
     
  16. Derichuk

    Derichuk TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Deric
    Nex-6 Red