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New Member to Forum, New Camera - Nex 5-N, Pictures from Japan, please be nice!

Fraggles

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Hi guys, i am a new member on the forum. I just got a Sony Nex 5-N. I live in Japan and these are my first pictures with my new camera. I am a newbie to photography so most of these are with the basic automatic settings. Really loving my new camera so far! (Previous camera was just a simply Lumix point and click camera) Any comments or tips would be appreciated :)

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This last picture was done in miniature mode.


All pics used the standard kit zoom lens. Not tried the pancake lens yet. When should i use that?

Thanks for looking :)

Fraggles
 

lapdog99

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Ohio gazaimas (english guess spelling learned in Naiba, 1970, while skiiing). Loved 3,4, and 5. Nothing wrong with IA mode and you can also take shots in aperture or manual and compare settings, impact on DOF, etc. Composition often trumps other factors. Welcome.
 

Dioptrick

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Welcome Fraggles-san!

All I can say is that you have a natural grasp of composition and a good eye for detail.
All your photos are very very good. My favourite is the train pic.

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When to use the 16mm Pancake lens

Other than just being able to take photos of more people in a large group shot, the 16mm pancake is invaluable for taking interior architectural shots in small confined spaces.

But the 16mm pancake is also extremely useful when used for 'creative compositions.'

The 16mm pancake lens has two advantages... it has an ultra-wide field of view, and at the same time it has tremendous 'depth-of-field' or 'depth-of-focus' (DOF) when stopped-down to small aperture settings. When stopped-down to f22, the 16mm pancake lens will be in-focus from a few centimeters in front of you all the way to the horizon (infinity) - while capturing a wide background. This combination will create an exaggerated sense of perspective.

For example if I wanted to take a series of photos where "Toes" or "Feet" is the subject, the 16mm is capable of producing a perspective that is not possible with standard or telephoto lenses.

Toes.jpg
NEX-5N    ---    16mm    f/22.0    1/8s    ISO 3200


You can also use this exaggerated perspective to present a common object like the guitar below, in a fresh new way.

Guitar.jpg
NEX-5N    ---    16mm    f/22.0    1/8s    ISO 3200


The creative possibilities from the 16mm Pancake perspective is it's greatest strength.
 

jebuskrust

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Just like Fraggles said, practice, practice, practice. Give it a spin and check all the settings on the manual :)
But most important, stay tuned on TalkNex and come back with more.

We all us here are full of good advices :p
 

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