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Walter_S Apr 24, 2012 9:48 AM

Sony NEX-5N in Norway
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Hi folks!

In this tread I will show som pictures taken with my Sony NEX-5N, which I bought because I needed something to play with. For more seriouse work (I do mostly landscapes) I use my Nikon D300s, but I usually have one or two "fool-around"-cameras on the side to play with as well. The reason I bought into the NEX-system is its ability to make use of old Legacy-glass which I like very much.

More about this later, when my adapters are coming in through the mail.

For today, just this one shot here from near where I live, in Fredrikstad in the South of Norway.

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Taken just some hours ago - some heavy clouds coming down the river, and it rained about halve an hour later.


Just another "make" of the above.

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Walter_S Apr 25, 2012 6:58 AM

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Another small series today, mostly to show the difference in angle between th 18-55mm Kit-lens and the 16mm f/2.8, pluss the attachments-lens Sony NEX Ultra Wide Converter VCL-ECU1.

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A coastal scene, shot at 44mm with the standard kit-lens

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Same scene @ 18mm - standard kit-lens

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Same scene, but now with 16mm f/2.8

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Same scene, with 16mm f/2.8 + the Ultra Wide Converter

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Still sthe same scene, but now with some tilt to the camera to show more of the foreground. In this slightly tilting-down posistion the UWC distorted the sides quite a bit, so that I had to change the perspective some.

Best regards,

Walter_S Apr 26, 2012 6:34 AM

Another one today...
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Reflections ...

Walter_S Apr 26, 2012 7:09 AM

Fooled around a bit in Black & White ...
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Empty steets during Easter Hollydays

rpmarques Apr 26, 2012 9:05 PM

Fantastic images Walter!!

All are great, but the last one in B&W is just stunning :eek::eek:


Walter_S Apr 27, 2012 4:10 PM

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Thanks, rpmarques - so, may be you will enjoy the next one as well?

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Which is a blend of the Black & White picture in post #4 - and the color one below. The blend is 60% B&W and 40% Color. With that blend I tried to create a mood that is more in line with these old wooden buildings in the Old Town of Fredrikstad.

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Original color one - but it is not very exciting, and I actually prefer the B&W and the above 60%blend.

I'll try to keep'em coming...if anyone is interested, that is!

rpmarques Apr 28, 2012 7:11 AM

Fantastic job Walter!!
The blend version is indeed de best one!

Walter_S Apr 29, 2012 9:31 AM

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Thanks again Rui Marques!

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A whole lott'a junk in the April evening sun.

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The old quarter.

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Old cannons guarding against enemies from the outside ...

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... looking more serious than they really are. They are from around 1700..

That's it!

Walter_S May 1, 2012 2:08 PM

A walk in the woods...
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And the wood anemone or windflower (I think it's called in the US) is blooming in big colonies amongst the birchwood and oaktrees. The NEX 5N is such a joy to use when photographing flowers with its tiltable LCD-screen!

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Low camerapositions are a joy with the NEX-5N.
With Sony 16mm. Some (or in fact, most...) lens-reviews have this 16mm down to be a bit on "the soft side". I don't think this is visible unless you are a pixel-peeper...

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The evening sun is casting long shadows.
18-55mm kitlens

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Nice light for such a flower.
18-55mm kitlens

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Some "fallen giants" on the ground. Oak trees in different stages of decay.
Taken with a "Legacy Glass"-lens. Old, manual Vivitar "Auto Wide Angle" 35mm f/2.8 (made by Tokina) on Big_Is M42-NEX adapter.
Vivitar has 42-mount.

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Just a closer look.
Taken with my old and manual Vivitar 35mm f/2.8 on NEX-adapter by Big_Is

Bye folks!

Walter_S May 3, 2012 3:22 PM

Early Morning Sun Shines On Moss
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Walking the dog, I always carry the NEX-5n now.

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Wood Sorrels - Sun shining on the mosscovered stump.


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