Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

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Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby pam.meier » Fri 1 Nov 2013 12:38

I have been using this extensively for the past year. After trying µFT, and Nikon 1 and liking it, it turned out that APS-C has become my main system. The Nikon D800 + lenses will only be used if I need the extra quality.

I use the NEX 6 for product shots till A4 (21 cm x 27 cm) and as a travel camera mainly. On depreview.com you can see my gear present and past:
http://www.dpreview.com/members/4580081155/gearlist

The lenses start from 10 mm till 200 mm which is a very nice allround system. I also own the LA-EA2 adapter, so it would be easy to add 300 mm to the system as well, but so far I haven´t needed it. I will look through my images and post some samples soon.
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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 1 Nov 2013 13:11

Hi Pam,
Interesting. Finally you went back to Sony. Will you buy their newest generation DSLRs? Do you still have/use your Sony 900?

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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby pam.meier » Fri 1 Nov 2013 16:50

Hi Stany, I have been using the NEX system since 2010 when it came out and have been adding lenses ever since. It´s the NEX 6, though, which I feel is a mature camera.

As for my A900, it had to go in favor of the D800 which I still have and will keep for a long time. Instead of adding a Sigma 35 1.4 to my D800, I bought an Sony RX1 which is a wonderfully compact FX camera, albeit a slow focusser.

The A7(R) would be a new system and I don´t think I want to start again. The lenses will be quite bulky and expensive. Both won´t appeal to me. But let´s wait and see. It took me a year to buy an RX1 and maybe I will pick up an A7 one day. At the beginning of December I will go to a photo fair and handle it for a few shots.
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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby Leen Koper » Fri 1 Nov 2013 22:39

It does not surprise me at all you went for a camera like the Sony NEX 6 The "new" mirrorless cameras have grown rather mature in such a short time. Not having to carry the weight of a full DSLR gear with its rather bulky lenses is quite a new experience.
I love it. Where once I advocated a rather heavy set of a few Mamiya 645 's with ten lenses and a heavy tripod as the ultimate gear, shortly ago I went the m4/3 way and really enjoy the reduced weight.
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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby pam.meier » Fri 1 Nov 2013 22:57

Leen, I also have an Olmpus E-PL5 which I like very much, but so far the NEX 6 gets the most use.
What µFT do you use?
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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby Leen Koper » Sat 2 Nov 2013 07:15

Pam, after a long time considering the pro's and con's I chose the Panasonic G6. It looks like a small DSLR as it has a viewfinder. I need that, because I cannot take a serious photograph with my arms stretched.
I bought it as a kit with a 14-42 and 40-150 lens, a combination that fulfils most of my needs.
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Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Postby pam.meier » Sat 2 Nov 2013 08:29

I bought a G5 for a client with coworkers who have to take photos on events and it is almost fool-proof.
I like it a lot. They use the normal kit lens, I sold them mine, but use a smaller Panasonic power zoom on my E-PL5.

I´m looking hard at the GM1, though.
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