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AguaTropical 07-16-2013 11:07 PM

Finally a new (to me) camera!
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Like the title says, I have a new to me (bought used) camera. This is a good day because I have regretted trading my Olympus DSLR for a road bike (although I do love my bike) since the day I made the trade.

First off, I have to say I never saw myself getting anything but a DSLR again, but pigs must have flown (does swine flu count? ha..ha)
So this is what I got:

Sony NEX-F3 with 18-55mm lense and a wide angle fisheye lens, along with a 32GB 8hr 45mb/s memory card, and all the other accessories that came with it new. Fortunately, all I have in it is $250! (Friend gave me a deal)

Normally, I would do a lot of research before buying a camera, but this came up rather quickly and I wasn't so sure what I was getting myself into. Not to mention this is my first used camera. I feel the price I paid was a good deal, now I just have to hope everything works as it should.

I know there is a good chance this wont replace that feeling of missing my DSLR, but that's simply because its not a DSLR. Although it does have an APS-C size sensor, which is awesome considering the size. The main reason I purchased it, aside from the price compared to a new NEX or DSLR, was because I love to hike, backpack, etc and the DSLR's size would always keep me from bringing it. Now, I should have a little bit of both worlds (when comparing P&S to DSLR.)

Here's one of the first pics I took with it of a rummynose (no editing or filters):
This is a picture taken with my my roommates iPad, next to an iPhone 5s for comparison:
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As you can see, it's not much bigger (not including thickness or lens)
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I noticed there has not been much talk about these EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lenses as Nubster put it) cameras, so I will post back in is thread at various times to report any issues or drawbacks.

I definitely plan to purchase the OLED viewfinder and a macro lens in the future, maybe another battery depending on how much I actually use it.

Any questions? comments? Suggestions for lenses? Has anyone tried using a NEX series camera with A-Mount lenses?


MSbitter_herbs 07-17-2013 03:53 AM

wow, neat. so this is a point-and-shoot camera and not a DLSR right?

with the results, beats my Android I think. though this one served me well.

AguaTropical 07-17-2013 06:06 PM

Technically it's not describe it best it has a lot of features that a DSLR has, but all packaged into a slightly larger than a point and shoot sized body haha there are things you can't necessarily do with this camera that you can do with a DSLR, but there are way more things you can do with it than a point and shoot.

It's a big compromise, I wanted something smaller than a DSLR but takes pictures of similar quality to a DSLR (which mostly comes from having a DSLR sized sensor in it). So I think it should work out well for me! Although I'm not sure I would have bought one brand new because I can buy a cheaper DSLR for the same price has a mirrorless CSC like this Sony haha

AguaTropical 08-03-2013 08:32 PM

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Quick pic I snapped of one of my GBRs...I haven't had as much time as I'd like to play around with this camera yet, but so far I'm loving it!!

hambone870 08-07-2013 12:23 PM


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hambone870 08-07-2013 12:24 PM

great photos, congrats on your new purchase

that rummy nose is more like a rummy face!

sayurasem 08-07-2013 12:26 PM

Lol did that guy just made an account for that post??

hambone870 08-07-2013 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by sayurasem (Post 4003473)
Lol did that guy just made an account for that post??

hahaha OMG

shinycard255 08-07-2013 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by sayurasem (Post 4003473)
Lol did that guy just made an account for that post??

Probably. Looks like either spam or a post to advertise for Shutterstock. Either way, very off topic...

AguaTropical 08-19-2013 03:02 AM

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Little do they know this planted tank community knows better haha

Quick pic of tank progress. (First one was taken with iPhone)

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