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NEX 5R is in the mail!

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by New2Nex, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

    20
    Sep 4, 2012
    I'm soooooooooo excited. Just got an email from Sony and FedEx that my camera is on its way! I will either get it tomorrow or Thursday since I have to sign for it. I can't wait to get my hands on it and start taking pictures. This is the longest that I've waited for anything except the birth of my daughter! LOL
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I look forward to your thoughts once you've had time to use it . :)
     
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Cool!

    I think you might be the first one here with the 5R... hope you give us a review. Would love to hear about it too. :)
     
  4. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    I'm not madly jealous nooooo
     
  5. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Wow, extra cool, please give us your impressions when you get it !!!
     
  6. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 4, 2012
    FedEx tracking update: "Oct 10, 2012 9:01 PM Arrived at FedEx location" - - - it's sooooooooooooooo close!!!! If all goes well, I should get it tomorrow or by Friday at the latest!!!!!!!!
     
  7. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 4, 2012
    It's here! It's here! OMGosh - I LOVE it already!!!! This little camera completely blows the Nikon 1 J1 I had out of the water. My biggest issue with the J1 was its inability to take photos in low light. I haven't even attached the flash to this camera and I've taken all sorts of shots around the house with little light. I can't wait to take "real" photos with it this weekend when we take our daughter to the pumpkin patch!!!!
     
  8. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 4, 2012
    It's complete torture waiting for the battery to charge...

    SonyNEX5R.
     
  9. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    My ! look at that beauty...
    Please comment on AF speed as soon as you can !!
     
  10. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Looking forward to see your pics New2Nex!

    Keep a second battery fully charged and ready to go! :)
     
  11. Jeff Spangle

    Jeff Spangle TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Leicestershire, UK
    I would be very interested in the AF performance. Do you have the LA-EA1 adapter?
     
  12. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

    265
    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
    wow! nicely!
    I hope the review. I'm worried if my 15mm voigtlander lens will not have color shift on the edges vertical on the Nex5R and Nex6...
     
  13. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is an "LA-EA1 adapter"? I'm guessing I don't have one since I don't know what it is. :) Regarding AF, I was just shooting around the house in the evening last night, so it wasn't very bright and I did not attach the flash. It focused at a descent speed considering how dim the ambient light was. I didn't bring the camera to work with me today because I knew I'd be waaaaay to tempted to play with it. I'll be taking the camera to the pumpkin patch tomorrow morning, so I'm sure I'll get some really nice Halloween pics. I'll post some tomorrow night....or if I can figure out the wi-fi stuff, I can post them while I'm at the pumpkin patch!!!! Woo hooooooo!
     
  14. New2Nex

    New2Nex TalkEmount Rookie

    20
    Sep 4, 2012
    Well, my previous post never did get posted....said it was awaiting moderator/admin approval. I'll try again. The AF seems to work well and respond quickly. I've tried a bunch of shots in low light, and it's taken just about every photo. The only time the AF has not worked was if I was too close to the subject, but I think I remember reading that was an issue in some early reviews. I don't take macro photos much, so I don't mind. Here are a couple photos of the dogs I took this afternoon...

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    I looked up what a "LA-EA1 adapter" is, and NO, I don't have one. :) I only have the body and the lens it came with: 18-55mm. I'm thinking I would like the 18-200mm lens, but gosh - that's more than what I already spent!!! That may have to wait a while.

    I downloaded the 4 available apps (I paid for the ISO one) and have used the upload one and the one that connects it to a smartphone. They work GREAT! I was able to post directly to facebook or use the wi-fi connection to view then copy the photo onto my phone. So AWESOME!