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Hello - just bought a NEX

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by justa, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. justa

    justa TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2013
    Thought I'd better formally introduce myself !

    I finally got around to buying my new camera today - its been a really hard decision but I finally went for a Nex-6 with 16-50 kit lens...

    It will be used when I go walking, do city breaks and holidays to France (I love France) and Italy :)

    I'm based in the UK and do occasionally get out in the Peak district and Lake district when I can.

    Anyway I will be using this forum a lot - my last camera was a Nikon D5100 and I was really happy with that - apart from the weight/size !!

    Hope I'm going to be as happy with the Nex - still waiting for it too charge - seems to be taking ages !!!
     
  2. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    4-6 hours but do buy som aftermarket spares. Battery life is the Achilles heel of the NEX.
     
  3. justa

    justa TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2013
    thanks - any recommendations ?

    I'm in the UK though..
     
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I don't think it's that bad. Sure, compared to most SLRs, it is. Compared to most compacts, it's quite good, actually. And it's easy to carry a spare battery, they are pretty small, light and cheap.
     
  5. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    I got some German "Patona" batteries from eBay. They last longer than Sony's originals.
     
  6. justa

    justa TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2013
    thanks I'll take a look - will also get a charger - cant stand charging the battery in camera !
     
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Haha, true, Sony is so damn stupid with the in camera charging ...
     
  8. Junki Saita

    Junki Saita TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    I'm actually glad that they started adding this feature back in to their cameras.
     
  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    It's not bad to have the option, but not shipping an external charger with your cameras is a bad, bad idea.
     
  10. Junki Saita

    Junki Saita TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    I don't disagree with that sentiment entirely, but of the two "evils" I will take a lack of an included external charger any day of the week.

    I can always buy an inexpensive 3rd party charger (usually with extra batteries so the price works out to be even cheaper) after the fact. The same cannot be said for the alternative as one can never buy in-camera charging after the fact (as was the case during the period where Sony switched to including external chargers at the expense of in-camera charging).

    Edited: for typos and additional context.
     
  11. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Yeah, and it reduces travel size to use in-camera charging. Otherwise the charger and leads take up one lens spot in your packing.