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Old 11-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #51
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Well I hope that they got good pictures anyway! LOL
Was this your camera?

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #52
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Was this your camera?

LOL - that camera is worth more than the CAR I was driving back then! Lets see - that was 1975, so it was either a 10-12 year old VW Beetle or Volvo 122s.

He looks to be doing a very good job framing his subject.....
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #53
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I shoot a Canon DSLR and have a number of lenses.

Lately I have become enamored with the Sony NEX 7. Imagine my surprise when I rand into a guy shooting one through a Canon lens with an adapter. He said all the features on the lens worked.

Looks pretty funny, a tiny little camera attached to a giant lens, but I understand the results are impressive.
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If the auto-focus function works with the adapter, I wonder how long the battery in the camera lasts.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #55
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If the auto-focus function works with the adapter, I wonder how long the battery in the camera lasts.
It is a good question. I didnt ask him that, but should have. But that camera has interchangeable autfocus lenses and a mirrorless shutter, so perhaps battery life isnt an issue.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #56
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I shoot a Canon DSLR and have a number of lenses.

Lately I have become enamored with the Sony NEX 7.
Me too. Lots of Canon gear.

Me too. It is a great little camera.

I have a friend with a NEX-6, and she produces fantastic shots with it. She is great with post processing too, having shot Canon at one time. She does shoot with Sony lenses, and one of them I know uses Carl Zeiss glass in it.

I used to shoot a lot until about 3-4 years ago. I do still do some shooting, just nowhere near as much as I once did. I have often thought about selling all my gear, and getting something like this Sony with a few lenses. I know I could use my Canon ones, but if I was to do it, I would go for the compacter line all the way.
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Me too. Lots of Canon gear.

Me too. It is a great little camera.

I have a friend with a NEX-6, and she produces fantastic shots with it. She is great with post processing too, having shot Canon at one time.

I used to shoot a lot until about 3-4 years ago. I do still do some shooting, just nowhere near as much as I once did. I have often thought about selling all my gear, and getting something like this Sony with a few lenses. I know I could use my Canon ones, but if I was to do it, I would go for the compacter line all the way.
My daughter has the NEX6 and the two lenses that came in the package deal on Amazon. Excellent pictures. I think I would prefer the NEX 7.

I still shoot my 7D but I am more selective to be sure.

I don't want to ditch the good stuff as I am not convinced the results would be as good with a little camera. The speed of the full bore DSLR is still superior I think. But if I was convinced, I might make that choice.
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Not any more. The new EVF's are becoming very good and the refresh rate is becoming faster and faster. The new Olympus EM-1 has a 2.4 million dot viewfinder the size of a full frame Canon 1DX pro DSLR camera ...
Good to hear... the ones I've seen were not good enough for me.
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Lately I have become enamored with the Sony NEX 7. Imagine my surprise when I rand into a guy shooting one through a Canon lens with an adapter. He said all the features on the lens worked.
The compact mirrorless cameras are generally designed for a very short distance from lens mount to sensor - they don't need to fit in a mirror. That works out well for adapting lenses intended for SLRs, as the required extra spacing to make the lens work properly provides room for the adapter. Of course the adapter is not just a mechanical mount; it's an electronic system to interface the lens and camera. Autofocus is only going to happen with lenses that have an internal focusing motor, not (for example) the traditional Nikons which are focused by a motor in the body.

Even lenses intended for traditional rangefinder cameras can work in some cases. There are even new mirrorless/compact bodies built specifically to directly mount the classic Leica M-mount lenses.

The all-in-one superzooms address this problem by being built with that one lens for all purposes - no interchangeability.
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My 300mm is manual focus and must be used in aperture mode, but it's a f4.5 and remains f4.5 even though it becomes a 600mm on the OM D E-M5.
Problem with high ratio zooms is you lose a large aperture. These days you can compensate with much higher ISOs and built in image stabilization ( in the camera body with the OM D E-M5 ).
As for Nikon, I don't recall the focus motor being in the body on any of mine ( D3, D4, D4s ). The lenses had the motor ( had 70-200 f2.8; 300mm f2.8 along with shorter lenses ).
But then, I was a photographer, not a camera consumer - the company chose them and paid for cameras and repairs ).
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