Is there anybody out there who is actively using the Nex-5n?
I've been using it post gh1(3), and I'm very happy with the ability it packs. It's lowlight capability feels better than the Mark II, like the old pro sony's, unbelievable. The LL transfers into a very clean image even at very high iso. It has a built in dynamic range increaser (in shadows not highlights) which is beyond a gimmick, with 5 levels to choose from.
It's tiny, but it rocks. The photo options rock too. Sweep panorama can be configured to take a super high megapixel sweeping image, it can be screwed with to produce effects similar to scanner cameras.
Yes, I have also shot stuff that is aesthetically pleasing, but I'm lazy. You can forget the MB stuff for now. I think Grade 1 looks great, and that is fully exposed @ ISO3200 in virtually no light, good range, pleasing noise.
Thread: Who's using Nex-5n?
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10-08-2011 03:29 AM
Last edited by reaktor; 10-08-2011 at 03:41 AM.
10-10-2011 04:51 AM
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Thanks Reaktor. How do you find image stabilisation? Also, aliasing and moire, is this sometimes a problem? Inerested in your opinion so far as I'm considering the camera for run & gun.
10-10-2011 08:10 AM
hmhmh.. isn't picture a little softer compared to GH13?
10-10-2011 06:18 PM
LL: With a lens that has image stabilization, it works well, just like any other system, seemed comparable to GH(x) series Mega OIS. I find that it has less aliasing/moire than 5D, 7D, T2i - but it suffers from the similar problems as the Canon's in downscaling the sensor to 1080. I don't find it a problem.
Leteeci: The GH2/GH13 will have a sharper, higher resolution image, packaged in a nice high bit-rate codec. The 5N, when not in side by side comparison with the GH, or other pro digital cinema options, will have an image that appears to be just as high in resolution. Continuing, the 5N will appear to have better image quality than the GH2/13, just as the 5D image powers through it's technical handicaps, the 5N's sensor and algorithms cause the amount of noise, and low light noise, to be virtually non-existent when compared to most competing cameras. With the extra stops of light the camera can give you, you get an unprecedented amount of flexibility in post-production, where with other cams - you would only be able to see the highlights.
10-10-2011 06:21 PM
I picked up a 5N last week and used it on (gasp) a paying gig as a B-Camera. I used my Nikon 24mm f2 on a Lensbaby Tilt Transformer to get some very stylized pickup shots, and the footage looked fantastic. We're going to be cutting it with F3 and EX1 footage, so I'll be interested to see how they all work together.
10-11-2011 04:47 AM
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- Feb 2011
The 5Ns tinyness has its uses. I wouldn't have wanted to take an FS100 or a 5D mkii out on the ice for these shots. Moire is less than the GH2 and aliasing is far less than the 5D. I totally agree with Reaktor, the footage is far more gradeable than the 5D as well as GH2.
10-11-2011 01:49 PM
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- Mar 2010
I replaced my m42 lenses and 60D with it..best thing I ever done. Trumps the 60d, 7d and 5d2 (I used to have a 5d2 for 2 years) in video IQ and 3200iso, EASILY. Clean as a whistle. I like the noise as it is b&w film like and not the ugly red'ish/rainbow noise and clipping on canon dslrs. AND it fits in my pocket! ..got rid of all my SLR lenses and M42 lenses and buying smaller m39/l39/ltm/rf lenses. NEX 5N is an instant classic! It is a 5d2/7d/60D/D7000 IN A POCKET! Revolutionary, game changer, legendary, awesome! Also dont have any iscoramas anymore and recently got rid of my big Kowa B&H when I sold all my M42 lenses and 60D..and now have a nice tiny Bolex Moller 8/19/1.5 to team it with the 5N (still looking for a small 50mm m39 for a taking lens)..the tiny and light Moller Ana should look soo sweet and perfect on the 5N with an ltm/m39 50mm...smallest, sweetest and sleekest anamorphic rig ever! ...i cant wait.
for now, I have recently bought and all I have is an industar-69 28/2.8, sony 16/2.8, Jupiter 50/2 m39 (selling, as the front barrel rotates during focusing which can't be used with anamorphics, unfortunately found this out when I waited a month to get it )and a bunch of mini grip-gear (manfrotto nano clamp, mini tabletop tripod with micro head, etc, dslr.bot IR dongle for timelapses with iphones, etc.)...AND, all this grip-gear and lenses and body FITS IN MY POCKETS! No backpack, not even a little camera/sachel bag required! I can fit a few things in my pockets and go out on the town with absolutely NO BAG!!!
....in addition to FOCUS PEAKING, HD 60P!, awesome still-image IQ that is BETTER than 60d/7d and same as D7000 (same sensor as D7000) and close enough to FF 5d2 AND all this for ONLY $600?!?!?!
Last edited by FoodDude; 10-11-2011 at 02:37 PM.
10-11-2011 04:17 PM
I just came from a shoting today, using the N5n for a stop motion tv spot, 6 hours continues no heat, no hang, beautiful images, i will up some images when i have the time. Waiting for the Nex7 or the A77, i cannot decide yet.www.cajitacreativa.com
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10-11-2011 09:46 PM
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- Mar 2010
I really doubt canon will come out with a mirrorless system thats better, and at $600..no way.. Canon is known for CRIPPLING their cameras depending where they sit in their range lineup..and, seeing how the 5N is better than the 60d, 7d, and almost the 5d2, there is no way canon is going to release a cheap mirrorless system better than the 5N..it they did, that would just destroy sales of their own cameras. If anything, canon will be like nikon and release a lame smaller-sensored mirrorless camera system ONLY for sales and to make money off of fools, and not really make a dope compact mirrorless system for true photography users.
Rumors are Nex and Fuji will come out with FF mirrorless compacts interchangeable lens next year. Kudos to Sony and Fuji for catering to photography as a whole and to share REAL image quality and not gimmicky junk to both amateurs, noobs and also knowledgeable gear heads and enthusiasts that actually know a thing or two..instead of just thinking of making a quick buck and entering the new "mirrorless market" with a lame system just because it is where the market is heading.