A NEX5R landed in my lap

Loaner. My friend Claude lent it to me for our upcoming ski vacation. I took a 5R to the French Alps last year and it performed flawlessly, so I thought I’d be happy to bring another one this time around

GoogleJan15-01Aside from the 18-55 kit zoom that came with the 5R, I have zero AF or native lens for it. I sold my trusty SEL50/1.8 when I started developping an addiction to Western saddle (I have bought and sold a bunch, and can’t seem to stop, it’s way too much fun, and a little profitable to boot). I loaned some gear myself, to pal Evy, a.k.a. Cerise, a very talented lady photographer. She’s had my OM 50/1.8 for a couple of weeks now, and I’m content to shoot with the two lenses I have left : the PEN F 38/1.8, and the Navitar 75/1.3

MarlaJan15-10The Navitar is a TV, C-mount lens, and it’s a crazy good piece of glass


GoogleJan15-03Google turned 3 in December. She’s doing just fine

MarlaJan15-01ISO 3200, and much nicer IMO at those higher values than the newer Sony bodies with the shitty Bionz X processor

MarlaJan15-03As usual, all those are jpeg files quickly ran in a very old version of Photoshop




MarlaJan15-04Manual focus is still a breeze with this little cam, even after months of not practicing it




MarlaJan15-07As far as I’m concerned, the IQ and color rendition and DR are still top of the class

I’m very likely to get another Sony mirrorless, someday. But Sony needs to get their jpeg processing back on track before I do. I guess you might want to stay tuned…

Pralognan14-107At least till that


About marla2008

Shutterbug. Shallow DOF nut. Mother of Child. Student of the Horse.
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7 Responses to A NEX5R landed in my lap

  1. Fantastic stuff! I have been looking at Sony MILC myself again recently…. πŸ˜‰

  2. MJWC1 says:

    How lovely to see new pictures from you, Claire πŸ™‚

    The little NEX cameras are terrific – one of those and a nice old lens or two and you have a system that can handle most things (expecially in your very capable hands).

    Take care and be happy and well, M.

  3. Laurent says:

    Always good to hear from you!!!! I can see why the import/export of western saddle could be an ideal niche for you.

  4. marla2008 says:

    Good to hear from you too Laurent, still in time to wish you a wonderful new year !!! I’m having quite a bit of fun with the saddles, of course it’d be much more fun and lucrative if I could get them directly from the US, but shipping and Customs make a bit tricky. I love buying from Germans, once they’ve dealt with the importing crap already πŸ˜‰

  5. Laurent says:

    Of course it is tricky. If it wouldn’t, everybody would do it!

  6. marla2008 says:

    Well, not everybody is mordbildly fascinated with them saddles, lol πŸ˜‰

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