It’s been precisely one week I got my NEX 6.
The NEX 5N I had for almost 2 months before that had a lot of quirks, but I had grown totally comfortable with it, and it gave me a lot of feel good pictures.
Strong of that experience, I jumped on the just released NEX 6 when I could spot an available one (at a crazy good price, too). Now all I need to get as natural as I was with the 5N, is time and an awful lot of practice. I took the 6 out for lunch at my in-laws today, and then shot it again back at home tonight.
My father-in-law has an old Russian Zenit camera is his closet. He bought it in Russia around the 1980 Olympics, and it’s badged with the symbolic rings. It has a broken curtain, but the Helios 44M lens on it is pristine and works like new. I mounted it on the NEX for kicks and it gave me that close-up.
It takes time, and a lot of practice to get good with a new camera. You have to experiment with every little setting to discover hidden gems of features, handy little shortcuts, etc. The NEX 6 is certainly an excellent imaging machine and I’m looking forward to getting the best out of it.