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Hello from sunny Edinburgh, Scotland.

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by mobias, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012
    Hi there.
    I'm a semi professional photographer from Edinburgh in Scotland. I specialise in botanical and portrait photography but I also do a bit of landscape and cityscape work now too.
    I was a Minolta fanatic 'back in the day' so have followed their transition into Sony.I love and still use my trusted old A700 but I wanted a smaller and just as capable camera for mucking about with. I'd loosely followed the development of the NEX system so after having a shot of one in my local Jessops and doing a bit of research I decided to buy a NEX 5N which was on offer as a ex demo model. I've quickly fallen in love with it, its such a fun little camera. Now that I've seen how great these little cameras are I'm mightily tempted to upgrade to a NEX 6. I'll keep playing with my 5N until then though.

    Cheers
    Toby
     
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Hello Toby... same here, really love the 5N and was also thinking about upgrading to the NEX6... but I think I'll stay with the 5N until more user-feedback comes back on the NEX6. The EVF, the UT, and the flash hotshoe seems to be the biggest advantage over the 5N but other than that, the two cameras seems to be on-par performance wise.
     
  3. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012
    Hi
    Yeah the more I've read around on forums (even just this evening) the more I'm tempted to hold off and see what the 6N and 7N hold in store. I'm sure both cameras will be revealed next year and both may have a bigger increase in performance. The 6 does look lovely though. If it drops in price in the new year then I may just be too tempted. Its the flash hotshoe and EVF which sell it for me.
     
  4. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    Hello and be welcome :) I have a feeling all nex cameras a fun little things to play and tinker around with - so whichever model you end up settling with, I think and hope you will be happy to use it!
     
  5. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Welcome Toby, i also bought my 5n from Jessops, ex demo & used section, and have really taken to it. Similarly just ordered a nex 7 ( though im not sure why yet!) from them too. Look forward to yor posts.

    Regards
    Tracy
     
  6. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

    57
    Nov 4, 2012
    Thanks Tracy. I was in Jessops this very afternoon and had a little play with both a NEX 6 and 7 and I must say I did prefer the feel and look of the 7. I like the fact its got an old style Sony flash hot shoe so my Sony flash guns I use with my A700 would fit right on there. I'll wait until the new year I think before deciding whether or not to upgrade. I think the NEX 7 will continue to go down in price and getting one quite cheaply when the NEX 7N is released might be a good bet.
     
  7. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Sunny Edinburgh??? You are going to have to prove that with a photo, and no photoshop allowed!
     
  8. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    :D
     
  9. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012

    Deal!lol

    These were pretty much the first photos I ever took with my new 5N. Taken about three weeks ago now mind you.

    01-4.

    02-2.

    07-2.

    09-3.

    06-2.
     
  10. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    They all are beautiful! I like the second one best though, it just has something special to it :) Thanks for sharing these!
     
  11. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Wow, 4th and 5th for me, stunning!
     
  12. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012
    Cheers! They were all taken with the 16mm and 18-55 kit lenses. Here's another few from the same day.

    03-3.

    08-2.

    04-2.

    05-3.
     
  13. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    You've got a good eye for composition mobias... ALL beautiful shots (sunny too, haha!). I'm with Selten regarding your 2nd pic, something about it that really appeals to me... let me guess, 16mm lens right?
     
  14. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I bet if it is, a good angle, very interesting. Welcome my friend, congrats beautiful photos.: D
     
  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick

    Wow, really nice shots!!!
     
  16. mobias

    mobias TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 4, 2012
    Hi, cheers. Yeah it was the 16mm lens. I took a few more similar to that one, I'll try and upload them tonight.
     
  17. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Beautiful Shots.
     
  18. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    219
    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Sunny Edinburgh it is! I too love the architectural perspective in the second photo.
     
  19. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Edinburgh is one of my all time favorite cities. Lovely and deceptively sunny. Lovely photos. Welcome...sit down and stay a while ;). FWIW my Rokkor 50/1.4 is a terrific match for the 5n.