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Old 04-23-2014   #1
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Sony a6000 First Impressions at dpreview

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sony a6000 outclasses every other ilc including everything from fuji olympus panasonic and leica

for $700

its sensor is rated 82 at dxo
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Old 04-24-2014   #3
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I'm not very familiar with its competitors and Sony predecessors, but received my A6000 this week and it is very easy to learn and produces good images.

The 16-50 lens seems to be reasonably sharp but is not the best lens I've ever used. Closest focus is .25m/.82ft at 16mm, and .30m/.98 ft at 50 mm. Takes the same 40.5 filters as my Minolta M-lenses. The finder is very bright and usable for an eyeglass wearer. Magnification is .70, which is close enough to my M4P. When I accumulate enough experience, I'll post some pictures.

For me, this a lightweight alternative to hauling around a Nikon SLR kit without going through the processes that film requires.
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sony a6000 outclasses every other ilc including everything from fuji olympus panasonic and leica

for $700

its sensor is rated 82 at dxo
AF is definitely faster than every other ilc, maybe except the EM1...
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sony a6000 outclasses every other ilc including everything from fuji olympus panasonic and leica

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its sensor is rated 82 at dxo
UI .. now here is where the Sony is wanting. It isn't just about the final results, but also how efficiently/enjoyably you get there. I have an A7, NEX-6 and NEX-7.. so I'm not just Sony bashing. I should mention that the A7 is the best of the bunch.
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UI .. now here is where the Sony is wanting. It isn't just about the final results, but also how efficiently/enjoyably you get there. I have an A7, NEX-6 and NEX-7.. so I'm not just Sony bashing. I should mention that the A7 is the best of the bunch.
Yeah, the A7 isn't exactly fun to use, imo. Manual lenses help a lot. A more uncluttered menu system (a la canon dslrs) would be a big help. But most of all, it's the autofocus that is such an annoyance. If the A7 had the A6000's af system, it would be a much nicer camera to use.

Though, I'd also like a dlsr-style top mounted lcd.
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Has anyone compared EVF's between NEX-6 and A-6000? Is there any difference to convince me to upgrade the NEX-6 (I am referring strictly to the EVF)? Thanks
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Any comments on the focus-peaking on the A6000? On my NEX-5n, it's terrific, a pleasure to use MF lenses. How about the A6000?
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I just posted my review of the Alpha 6000 : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457349,00.asp

Zeiss Touit Macro review to follow shortly.
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One of my first photos from my a6000. Nikkor 5cm HC f2 RF lens and straight camera output.

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Anyone using this with RF lenses yet?
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Anyone using this with RF lenses yet?
In addition to the LTM Nikkor HC 50/2.0 used above, I have used other LTM RF lenses with the a6000:
Canon 35/1.8*
Canon 50/1.4
Serenar 50/1.9
VC 25/4.0*
VC 75/2.5*
Industar 61L 53/2.8*
Industar 50 50/3.5

Also SLR lenses:
Canon FD 24/2.8
Canon FD 50/1.4*
Nikkor 24/2.8
Nikkor 55/3.5 Micro*
Nikkor 85/1.8*
Nikkor 105/2.5*
Nikkor 80-200/4.5

*= From initial shots I liked the results from these lenses.
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Has anyone compared EVF's between NEX-6 and A-6000? Is there any difference to convince me to upgrade the NEX-6 (I am referring strictly to the EVF)? Thanks
It has a 1,440k-dot EVF compared to the 2,359k-dot one used by the older NEX-6 & 7... So you're probably better off considering a NEX-7 if you want the megapixel increase without compromising on the EVF.
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How is the focus peaking aid for manual focus lenses? Was great on the NEX-5n.
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How is the focus peaking aid for manual focus lenses? Was great on the NEX-5n.
I can't compare it to other cameras but I have been very happy with it. I have it set for mid level and it works but isn't a distraction when composing.
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Thanks, John, for the focus-peaking report.
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Regarding the viewfinder, the A6000's is both bright and sharp. Numbers alone are not always an accurate guide to performance.
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The A6000 EVF has a .046 second display lag, which is very bad.

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The A6000 EVF has a .046 second shutter lag, which is very bad.

http://youtu.be/GXi2n1Nt_08?t=3m40s
Actually, most professional DSLRs cannot do much better than that. The recent Canon 1-series bodies are rated for somewhere around 0.03-0.04s lag. You'll likely find much worse lag on most consumer DSLRs, as well pretty much any mirrorless camera that lacks a physical front curtain.
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Actually, most professional DSLRs cannot do much better than that. The recent Canon 1-series bodies are rated for somewhere around 0.03-0.04s lag. You'll likely find much worse lag on most consumer DSLRs, as well pretty much any mirrorless camera that lacks a physical front curtain.
Calling it shutter was incorrect, its actually display lag. what you see in the EVE is 0.046 seconds after the real event. This is more serious than shutter lag because if you're looking through an OVF you see everything in exact real life and you can control when to click and the shutter lag does not become an issue.

With an EVF what you see in the finder is not real time and that combined with the inevitable shutter lag of most mirror less means, missed action.
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As a Nex 6 user I find focus peaking has become a bit if a red herring.

Great when you first start using the camera and very, very clever but soon supplanted by the ability to enlarge the image for detail focusing. Mind you, I still use it when trying to be quick.

Not knocking it though, just making an observation.
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A few comments on my experiences with the A6000:

I had been using a NEX-5n with good results. I like composing with the swing-out LCD for available light informal portraits, like shooting in the dining room or the living room. I did so with legacy lenses using focus peaking. I also have the Sony 50 f/1.8 which i think is quite good.

I went to the A6000 for a more modern sensor. it's a nice step up from the NEX-5n for what I do with it. Using manual focus legacy lenses with focus peaking works very well, about the same as with the NEX-5n. Low light performance is better. Swing-out LCD is nice. The menu system is a complete change and much better than the NEX-5n. As, I think, with all EVFs, this one is fine for still subjects, no good for moving subjects.

FWIW, I am quite happy with the A6000.
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As a Nex 6 user I find focus peaking has become a bit if a red herring.

Great when you first start using the camera and very, very clever but soon supplanted by the ability to enlarge the image for detail focusing. Mind you, I still use it when trying to be quick...
I agree about quick vs precise. Focus peaking on the normal view is quick and quite good. I use it for shooting wide open indoor portraits with f/1.4 or f/1.8 primes. I don't think it's a red herring.

The focus magnification is better, when you have time for it.
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a6000 doesn't get enough love.

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