Well, I've gone and done it. NEX 6 on the way!

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Jazzer, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
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    Larry
    I had a bunch of Sony gift cards and decided to take advantage of the newly reduced price of the NEX 6 and ordered a NEX 6 with 16-50mm kit lens. I haven't decided yet, but I may also buy the two lens Sigma kit at B&H. Then I will be cut off. :D

    This is going to replace my F3 with the 18-55, which I haven't had as much time to use over the winter as I would have liked, but have otherwise been impressed with. Nonetheless, I prefer a built in EVF, the little bit of added control of the mode dial and the added compactness of the power zoom lens, among some other features. Hopefully I will be happy and will really get down to learning the art of photography. First test will be a vacation coming up in about two weeks to Florida.
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Congrats on the new camera, now get out there and shoot! ;)
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I bet you're going to enjoy that EVF. :thumbup:
     
  4. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 TalkEmount Regular

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    Congrats! Let us know how you like it!

    I so want to jump on that double lens deal, but my brain keeps telling me to buy the body first haha...
     
  5. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Larry
    Thanks everyone. Lots to learn, but the experience with the F3 should make the transition reasonably easy.

    Lowrider, I keep going back between the double lens deal and putting that money toward the Sony 35mm/1.8. I know eventually I am going to want something faster than 2.8, but the price tag of the Sony is a little more than I really want to spend at this point. Maybe I'll start looking at the cheaper manual lenses and an adapter.

    Does anyone know if there is a lens hood available for the 16-50pz?
     
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Not that I know of, and I've been looking. I think the main impediment is the relatively wide 16mm focal length in combination with the narrow 40.5mm filter size. It's hard to accommodate both without some vignetting.

    Perhaps you could do something with a step-up ring. But my guess is that eventually you'd sort of defeat the purpose of the collapsible lens.
     
  7. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 23, 2013
    Yeah, I'm thinking I could just put that money toward a 50 1.8 and have something that's a little further from the other lens I'm getting (10-18) in FL, AND a stop and a third faster! F2.8 is a little slow for primes, especially for short ones...but...100 bucks a pop is ridiculously cheap as well!
     
  8. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

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    Richard
    You won't regret it Jazzer. All the best with your new camera and...........ENJOY!!!!!!! :cool:
     
  9. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Larry
    I found this on ebay. Not sure how bad the vignetting might be and at what focal length it would no longer be a problem. It's cheap enough, so maybe I'll give it a shot. 40 5mm Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon 1 V1 10mm 10 30mm 30 110mm | eBay

    I also have seen some posts of people using a step-up ring along with a collapsible rubber hood. I don't know if this would be better or, as you suggested, defeat the purpose of the smaller lens. Are people just going without a hood?
     
  10. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Larry
    NEX 6 arrived today. Let the fun begin!
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I know the feeling, my CV12 just arrived. :)
     
  12. zemosabe

    zemosabe TalkEmount Rookie

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