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Hands on with the NEX 6 and the new pancake lens.

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I wet my pants!


No not really, but it seems the right thing to say! :p

Can't help but think that the RX1 could be real bad news for the other big names... especially with an IC version coming next year.
 

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Thread and title don't match :)

The 35f1.8 lens is really really on my xmas shopping list now, it's as tiny as I could have hoped for. At its price it'll have to shade the 50 in IQ or end up being a dud, so I don't think Sony would have had the guts to price it significantly above the 50 without the quality to back it up. Just need the reviews now...

I am so so so so glad I bought into the NEX system. Today was like putting my Christmas shopping list together.
 

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Thread and title don't match :)
Do to. ;) Once you get pass all that compact camera stuff. He talks about the NEX 6 and the pancake kit zoom.

It is cool that the compact camera has a manual aperature ring on the lens. Very cool.
 

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I just finished reading a bunch of reviews. I'm fighting the urge to sell as many M43 and NEX cameras that I currently own as needed to buy the NEX 6.
 

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I've been on the fence about NEX since day one; never bought in to the system. In and out of m4/3s a couple of times; various DSLRs. Just pre-ordered the 6 w/the new kit lens and the 35/1.8. And just sold my E-M5 -- so the bar is high for the 6!

The only things I'm not thrilled with in reading the previews of the 6 is the lack of tri-nav control dials a la the 7 and the lack of good touchscreen interface. Not deal breakers by any means though.

While the specs on the 6 were probably enough to get my money, the compact kit zoom and the 35/1.8 really sealed the deal.
 

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Congrats on the future cam !!
6 is going to be great on two counts : by it's own right, AND because it's gonna push 7 prices massively down <grin>
 

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I was hoping, probably wishful thinking, that the NEX-6's mode dial was a stacked, combo dial (2), but it looks like that is not the case?

Very happy to see the 35/1.8 and personally like to see them in black.
 

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I was hoping, probably wishful thinking, that the NEX-6's mode dial was a stacked, combo dial (2), but it looks like that is not the case?

Very happy to see the 35/1.8 and personally like to see them in black.
I'm pretty sure it is 2 dials
 

krugorg

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I'm pretty sure it is 2 dials
I see the mode dial, but I meant that it looked like that one could possibly be stacked - i.e., you could lock the top mode portion and then the bottom would move separately to control aperture, shutter, etc., which would then give you a total of two control dials (non-mode), with the one at the bottom. Like I said, maybe wishful thinking when I saw what looked like two dials stacked on top of each other at the mode dial.
 

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Congrats on the future cam !!
6 is going to be great on two counts : by it's own right, AND because it's gonna push 7 prices massively down <grin>
Thanks.

Yeah, I considered that very point about pricing on the 7, but the 24MP sensor scares me. I can't afford a bunch of four figure Zeiss glass, and I think with the 7 I'd be thinking that was necessary. 16MP on the 6 seems to hit the Goldilocks spot for me -- just right.

You've gone from an E-M5 to GX1 to NEX, correct? I'm wondering if you miss the IBIS on the E-M5 when shooting MF lenses? I'm certain that focus peaking is a big step up, but I find the stabilization useful even on 50mm lenses.
 

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I see the mode dial, but I meant that it looked like that one could possibly be stacked - i.e., you could lock the top mode portion and then the bottom would move separately to control aperture, shutter, etc., which would then give you a total of two control dials (non-mode), with the one at the bottom. Like I said, maybe wishful thinking when I saw what looked like two dials stacked on top of each other at the mode dial.
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from DPR's preview
 

krugorg

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Thanks, I should have read it all the way through:

"A notable distinction between the NEX-6 and any previous model in the lineup is the inclusion of an eight-position exposure mode dial which rests on the top plate. Sandwiched directly underneath it is a larger-circumference control dial. A built-in flash, new standard ISO hot shoe (that still supports Sony's proprietary connector) and OLED viewfinder with adjacent diopter round out the remaining controls."

Two control dials, plus a mode dial, would work pretty well for me. ;)
 

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Thanks, I should have read it all the way through:

"A notable distinction between the NEX-6 and any previous model in the lineup is the inclusion of an eight-position exposure mode dial which rests on the top plate. Sandwiched directly underneath it is a larger-circumference control dial. A built-in flash, new standard ISO hot shoe (that still supports Sony's proprietary connector) and OLED viewfinder with adjacent diopter round out the remaining controls."

Two control dials, plus a mode dial, would work pretty well for me. ;)
Yeah me to. The only thing i don't like about my 5n is the lack of exterior controls so the 6 will be great. I also really want the evf. Just gotta sell some stuff and wait till November.
 

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Thanks.

Yeah, I considered that very point about pricing on the 7, but the 24MP sensor scares me. I can't afford a bunch of four figure Zeiss glass, and I think with the 7 I'd be thinking that was necessary. 16MP on the 6 seems to hit the Goldilocks spot for me -- just right.

You've gone from an E-M5 to GX1 to NEX, correct? I'm wondering if you miss the IBIS on the E-M5 when shooting MF lenses? I'm certain that focus peaking is a big step up, but I find the stabilization useful even on 50mm lenses.
No E-M5 for me, disliked the feel in the hand and I hate Oly's UI. The GX-1 otoh is wonderful, but focus peaking + less DOF (very noticeable despite what m4/3 folks make it to be) won me over.
However, GX-1 would still be my choice if I weren't a shallow DOF nut wanting to use manual lenses. Stabilization holds no attraction for me, maybe I'm blessed with steady hands but I never felt the need for it :)
 

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Neat stuff coming from Sony, but my 5N works just fine for now. See no reason to "upgrade" until something breaks. ;)
 
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