Hello from a female French hobbyist

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by nianys, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Hi guys

    I'm a long time SLR, and later DSLR user, who recently (last February) got into mirrorless, through an (excellent, I love it !) Panasonic GX-1.
    Being an FF shooter as well, and a portraitist mainly, obsessed with DOF control, I've decided to give NEX a spin after the leaked NEX6 rumor and pictures.
    I just grabbed a NEX 5N off ebay in Germany (I live in France) and should have it within a week.
    I mostly plan to use legacy lenses with it, as I'm having a hard time getting critical focus with them and the GX-1 (despite having the external viewfinder).
    I'm *extremely* curious of the Focus Peaking feature, which is the primary reason I'm trying a NEX.
    Of course, APS-C sensor is a bonus over m4/3, so I'm looking forward to getting good results with that as well.
    I will get the 18-55 to try, and who knows, this combo might replace my GX-1 as walk-around cam on trips ?
    I'm a very heavy shooter, about 1K shots a month, my family travels quite a bit and I love making portraits of our not quite 4 yr old daughter daily.
    I'm also a horse lover and owner and shoot those animals a lot. I'm a strict jpeg shooter (and often get flamed for it, lol).
    I interact quite a bit on the m4/3user forum which I find wonderfully friendly, and hope to be contributing here as well.
    I have a little blog that is rather photo centric and that you might want to check out :
    A special summer | itsnotthecamera
    Hope to see you there !
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Welcome nianys! If you're into legacy glass, I think you will enjoy the 5N very much.

    I shoot jpeg only... I haven't been flamed in this forum... yet! :D 
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 9, 2011
    Good seeing you over here too! :cool: 
  4. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    GX1 and NEX...hmmm that sounds familiar...where have I seen that before? :) 

    Welcome and hope to see many more images. I find myself increasingly using my NEX. Still very much like my GX1 but the NEX and legacy glass is really pretty fun. My favorites are Konica Hexanons and NEX. They really seem to compliment one another. I think you'll find focus peaking a really elegant way to manually focus. It took me a few days to get really comfortable with it but once I did I can't imagine using legacy lenses any other way. FWIW my nine year old and my dogs are favorite targets.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/7720743872/" title="The Hangover by dixeyk, on Flickr"> 7720743872_1e7d859d72_b. "1024" height="681" alt="The Hangover"></a>
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Piker!! Hehe, didn't want you to feel left out or anything. ;) 
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Welcome nianys, I think you'll enjoy your time here. Lots of knowledgeable people here, and we all seem to get along.

    And as for only shooting jpegs- if they do what you need to do that's all that matters. Personally I need all the help I can get, so I shoot RAW. :) 
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Enjoying your pics, nice work.
  8. apotelyt

    apotelyt TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
    Welcome nianys. I too started from m43 and now using a nex5n with legacy glass. After using the Nex with legacy glass with it's focus peaking feature, it's hard to beat! I kept the EP3 for it's native AF lenses. Of late I find I've been picking the 5n all the time for my shoots.
  9. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England

    If you can get JPEGs like those straight from the camera, I can see why you wouldn't bother with RAW. But if you do any post-processing on the images, I would highly recommend it.
  10. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome Nianys

    I think you will have a lot of fun using the 5N, (imho) its the most versatile out of the current NEX models (I havent had the chance to play around with the 6 yet so I can only compare it with the current models), and as far the the focus peaking goes, I reckon you'll be pleasantly surprised once you start using it as there's nothing quite like it, well...almost, though Canon pioneered the technology and Ricoh utilises it was well they havent had the acclaim Sony has. It is to my understanding that both Canon and Ricoh uses focus peaking as a confirmation on screen tool rather than Sony is doing which is using focus peaking as a method of focusing, this coupled with the ease of adapting lenses, you have got yourself a truly modular system. I think you'll have a lot of fun times ahead :) 
  12. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
    Welcome nianys!
    I also started with a M4/3 GH1, but bought Nex5N and now I'm loving use with legacy glass.
    With the focus peaking on Nex5N now are difficult to use the GH1 on manual mode ...
    Nex5N sensor is increased, thus more light and better dynamic range than M4/3...

    And I visited your blog and found beautiful pictures. Congratulations! Now let's see your photos here.
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