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Aug 19, 2011 09:00 |  #721

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When using the OVF i could not focus and recompose, it tended to back focus.... but i fixed that by using the "live View " feature (like a point and shoot camera)

did you use the shutter for AF? That's one of the BIG reasons I've always been a rear button AF guy (when given the choice). Focus when I tell you to. DO NOT FOCUS when I DON'T tell you to... :lol:

My Wife ordered a Sony NEX-C3 for herself, and i'm going to run to B and H and pit up an FD mount for the NEX and use a bunch of old FD lenses which i hear are still leaps and bounds better than the NEX lenses...

good luck with it. I like the NEX and the 16 is nice and small and a FL I like a lot. I just don't love the fact it's a 2.8 and they've not come out with any new lenses after a year of my owning one. I'm sure they'll come out with some next week though. :lol: For me MF isn't really an option so I haven't played with adapters. Plus, if I did an m-mount adapter would be far too tempting then the voightlander 12mm... :confused:


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Aug 19, 2011 09:09 |  #722

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good luck with it. I like the NEX and the 16 is nice and small and a FL I like a lot. I just don't love the fact it's a 2.8 and they've not come out with any new lenses after a year of my owning one. I'm sure they'll come out with some next week though. :lol: For me MF isn't really an option so I haven't played with adapters. Plus, if I did an m-mount adapter would be far too tempting then the voightlander 12mm... :confused:

I'm perfectly fine with manual focus.... especially not with the peaking mode on the nex c-3.... that should make manual focusing SUPER easy!


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Aug 19, 2011 09:39 |  #723

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see, I shoot with a 5Dii in one shot in single shot mode all the time and have zero issues with my kids. So different shooting styles maybe?

Thanks for all the help everyone. Sounds like I've got a NEX5 to sell and a X100 to track down. I won't be satisfied until I try one myself.

Quite possibly. I did come from the 7D first before getting the 5D so I may have been spoiled by the 7D's AF in such situations. Also I'm not saying the 5D couldn't focus at all. It's just that I'm forced to F&R much more w/ the 5D and sometimes the time between F&R is enough for my kid to move OOF. :D But at least the 5D could focus. x100's more sluggish low-light AF makes it more of a challenge (assuming it locks at all).

Yep, give it a try. That's what I did. And hopefully, you'll find it perform well enough. :)


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Aug 19, 2011 12:20 |  #724

dtufino wrote in post #12962237 (external link)
My Wife ordered a Sony NEX-C3 for herself, and i'm going to run to B and H and pit up an FD mount for the NEX and use a bunch of old FD lenses which i hear are still leaps and bounds better than the NEX lenses...

The C3 is a big improvement over the 3 and 5 in terms of performance with MF lenses, given that they added microlenses around the edges of the sensor to improve corner performance/vignetting​/etc. Apparently even the NEX lenses perform a lot better in the corners on it! The NEX cameras, while I'm not a huge fan of many things, do have that fantastic peaking feature that makes MF lenses really easy to handle on them.


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Aug 19, 2011 13:39 |  #725

dtufino wrote in post #12962237 (external link)
When using the OVF i could not focus and recompose, it tended to back focus.... but i fixed that by using the "live View " feature (like a point and shoot camera)

When you're in OVF mode you need to make sure the green box is more toward the lower right of your subject because the OVF is not the view seen through the lens. If you don't do this your shots will look like they are backfocused.


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Aug 19, 2011 13:48 |  #726

Theres an option for having the proper focusing box displayed in OVF accounting for subject distance to prevent this if you wish...

I generally just use EVF for that, and leave OVF for like landscapes or something.


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Aug 19, 2011 15:02 |  #727

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When you're in OVF mode you need to make sure the green box is more toward the lower right of your subject because the OVF is not the view seen through the lens. If you don't do this your shots will look like they are backfocused.

I thought the box had to be up and to the left of your subject, or you should use the lower right corner?


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Aug 23, 2011 01:15 |  #728

So how many of you actually have an x100 ?


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Aug 23, 2011 02:35 |  #729

Csae wrote in post #12982854 (external link)
So how many of you actually have an x100 ?

Id say a few in here going by the pictures already posted..


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Aug 23, 2011 09:39 |  #730

Csae wrote in post #12982854 (external link)
So how many of you actually have an x100 ?

I have had mine for almost 2 months... love it everyday... my 5dmkII only gets loving when I shoot in a studio.. but I use the X100 in the studio also...


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Aug 23, 2011 13:12 |  #731

Csae wrote in post #12982854 (external link)
So how many of you actually have an x100 ?

I have had mine for about a month or so. It has it's quirks, but I love it. It really has become my walk around camera. The image quality is outstanding. The keeper rate isn't where I want it to be right now, but I forget sometimes it's not my DSLR.


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Aug 23, 2011 20:42 |  #732

Cool, so you guys should post photos in the x100 photo thread, this whole thread was the start and talked alot more just about the camera, felt like i should start a thread dedicated to actual photos.

https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=12987980


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Sep 19, 2011 02:07 |  #733

does anyone know an informative x100 forum?


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Sep 19, 2011 02:17 |  #734

http://www.x100forum.c​om/ (external link)

Google works wonders.


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Sep 20, 2011 04:32 |  #735

thanks. i found some other ones on google, but wasn't sure which one is good.


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