Serious? Yes - Compact? No

Discussion in 'Sony' started by soundimageplus, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Entertaining piece - love the tunes!!!

    That lens is a monster - understandable of course if it's f2.8 through the range :wink:
  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    If only!!- very slow at the telephoto end - f/6.3. Has very good stabilisation in the lens but thats not much good in a high wind!!
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Nice video. I noticed you hold your NEX exactly like I hold my GH2 - supporting it with your left hand and pressing the shutter button with your thumb. I think it gives me best results in terms of camera shake (or lack thereof).
  5. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Yes, it just seems to give more stability, with both hands supporting the camera in a "cradle". I started doing it years ago with medium-format twin-lens reflex cameras with the viewfinders on the top.
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    And I thought that I maybe just a bit weird. Using my thumb on the shutter and my forefinger on the control wheel (see below) solved a few of the ergonomic issues that I was having with my GH1.

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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Cool video and nice guitar work too. Very nice leads, although a real backup band would have been even better!

    I hold my EPL3 (and held my since departed Nex) the same way when its down low, although I still shoot with my forefinger when I'm shooting at eye-level. I used to use two hands, the left to support the camera and work the zoom, on the rare occasion I use one. But with the aftermarket grip and with the wrist strap I have on my EPL3 at the moment, I can actually shoot one handed just about as steadily. Which has come in very handy for street shooting. For anything else, I'm pretty sure I still use two hands. Here are two quick snaps of my right hand only grip for street shooting - the strap runs between my forefinger and middle finger to my wrist and the stress on the strap and the shape of the grip wedges the camera into my hand very securely.

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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Mighty nice combo there Ray! The 12/2 looks awesome ...
  9. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Wonderful video and music, well done. Nice technique with that lens; you are really working that swivel LCD!
  10. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj Regular

    Dec 17, 2011
    Nice video soundimageplus. :smile:
    Hey Ray, Mind if I ask why you got rid of the NEX? Upgrade, downgrade, sideways, or what?