Sony NEX lenses too big? No fast pancakes? Meet the Olympus PEN-F 38mm F1.8

NEX 5N and Olympus PEN-F 38mm F1.8

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Recently a Leica factory man came out and said he was ‘troubled’ by Sony’s approach to the NEX camera – that of a small body but large lenses. It’s an interesting remark and quite political because Leica are known to be developing their own competing mirrorless camera. Not a rangefinder like the M9 but consumer priced.

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Turn your Sony NEX 5N into a mini FS100 with Zacuto EVF and Canon lens adapter

Mini FS100

The NEX 5N is a tiny camera but it starts to really look the part when you add a chunky lens and monitor. The only problem is how do you mount a large lens to a small camera without damaging the mount, and how do you mount a monitor without a hotshoe or a rig?

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Optimising the Sony NEX 5N for cinematic video

Pacifica by Marlon Torres

Sony have made a splash with their first credible video DSLR, the NEX 5N. In my view I still prefer the GH2’s image – Panasonic knocked the image processing into a different league for a DSLR on that and the hack furthers it – but the 5N has a very good sensor and a new processor. Out of the box it looks very electronic though. Here’s how to tune it.

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Sony NEX 5N review and video footage

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After a lot of Dear Sony letters they have finally entered the DSLR video game. Are they going to change it? Read on to find out.

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