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  1. #1
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    used Sony NEX-6

    Sometimes a Nikon D750 is just too big, like maybe if you are going to a social gathering of some kind.
    So today I picked up a Sony NEX-6 with the tiny Power Zoom 16-50 for 228 with six month warranty from a camera shop.
    It was a bit more than I wanted to pay but you don't get to pick up and play with a camera, see if it fits in your pocket, nor get a warranty from ebay.
    I thought I was going to get one on ebay for 160 but the seller started mucking about/

    I have 14 days to return this one for a refund if I don't like it.

    Anyone got any tips on the NEX-6 ?

    I did look at the A6000 but they are twice the price with the same lens, and the NEX-6 has a higher res EVF. The 16 Mpixel APC-S sensor is sort of the same pixel density as the 24 Mpixel FX sensor of the D750 so comparison will be interesting.

    The sales guy did make a good point that fixed focal length cameras like the Fuji X100 sometime can achieve the same zoom as the NEX-6 because the lense and sensor are that much better that you can crop in and get just as good a result as zooming on the NEX-6. But then for this kind of price you can only get the early X100 which is 12 Mpixel.

    I remember when the NEX series first came out and what a cool thing it looked. Itch scratching initiated...

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  2. #2
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    Re: used Sony NEX-6

    Nice one, hope you enjoy it.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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  3. #3
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    Re: used Sony NEX-6

    Quote Originally Posted by dieselnutjob View Post
    It was a bit more than I wanted to pay but you don't get to pick up and play with a camera, see if it fits in your pocket, nor get a warranty from ebay.
    That along with the six month warranty is worth a lot.

  4. #4
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    Re: used Sony NEX-6

    I just looked up the shutter count.
    Not bad at all.
    The flash release button has had the graphic worn off, but apart from that it looks pretty much mint.
    The only criticism I have seen of the NEX-6 is that autofocus is a bit slower than modern cameras but it seems fine to me. I'm not going to use it for action photography anyway, more street, portrait, landscape.
    If one puts it in A mode then the spinny dial under the mode selector immediately changes the aperture with shutter self compensating.
    One press on the ISO button turns the spinny dial into an ISO selector.
    It does RAW+JPEG(fine).

    I really don't think that I need any more than that.
    Last edited by dieselnutjob; 11-12-2019 at 03:40 PM.

  5. #5
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    Re: used Sony NEX-6

    used Sony NEX-6
    a couple of snaps taken at night to see what's it's low light performance is like.
    These are jpegs straight from the camera and not edited

    DSC00013 by dieselnutjob, on Flickr

    DSC00026 by dieselnutjob, on Flickr

  6. #6
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    Re: used Sony NEX-6

    Had one.

    Didn't like it moved it along.

    I used manual focus lenses and Sony/Minolta A mount lenses with adapter...I moved it along before investing in E mount glass.

    Still have the huge collection of M42 and A mount glass but no Nex.

    With E mount lenses I would probably have had a better experience. There is a excellent forum dedicated to E mount, I haven't logged in since I moved away from the gear but it was friendly, very similar to Nikonites.

    Dyxum Forum is also excellent.
    Last edited by hrstrat57; 11-25-2019 at 03:59 AM.
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