Haulfre Gardens, Llandudno. Butterfly feeding. It kept dipping it's long tongue into the little flowers.
Didn't seem to mind me taking it's photo, but when another butterfly came nearby it closed it's wings.
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T'other day I referred to it as its tongue as well. Hollie informed me that its called the Proboscis apparently. That was a matter of days ago but I still had to look it up
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Yup, a proboscis is the right word for it. But it doesn't roll off the tongue quite so easily
Its decided then! I want a diddy camera so I'm selling my barely used 7D to pay for it. I really like the the Canon G1X, but being a prime junky I've decided on the Sony NEX 5N, and I'm going to get the 16mm pancake and 50mm f1.8 with it. Was quite surprised to see on DX0 mark that the NEX 5N beats my 5D2 for dynamic range, and it thrashes the 7D. Beats the 7D for ISO too. Just need to flog the 7D first, shouldn't take long
Any NEX users on here? How do you get on with them?
I am torn between a 7d-like or switchimg to a more compact system. The mirroless models are maturing, starting to make sence and becoming really tempting. I wonder what Canon will release this year in the MIL line.?
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It is a pretty thing isn't it? Bit too pricey for me though, and it isn't small enough to warrant shifting the 7D. The NEX 5N with 16mm pancake is pocketable (well, in the same way that a Canon G12 is pocketable...)
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It is a no brainer for me. I ditched my Nikon D7000 for NEX 3! Picture quality is same (almost). Yes - some stuff is missing (like interval shooting etc) but when it comes to cheat (for night time) with multiple shot (6) combined to give the perfect effect or any other effects (sweep panorama) etc for every one else to shoot with the camera as well as options for manual mode along with APS-C sensor - I can go on and on.
Flip side - Poor battery life and the flip screen only to compose shots is too tricky for the day time. In the beginning I overexposed all my day time shots but now I compensate in my head for the poor visibility on the screen during day time in sun. Flash needs to be mounted when needed (lucky for me that I do not care much about flash filled pictures. I just put the camera in night mode and shoot away)
IMO, DSLR market is still moving ahead at a glacier pace from legacy SLR heridetary rather than looking at the possibilities of the Digital Power. Nikon & Canon can / will rule because of their amazing glasses / lenses. It is tough for Sony in the beginning especially in a newer format like mirrorless but they are doing good job. Once the lenses are more sorted and the mirrorless goes full frame sensor size, the DSLR will become legacy faster than one can imagine.
Anyways, given the Digital camera industry is a big cartel (keep wondering how can Canon & Nikon launch such a similar products the same year - ex swivel screens or the pixel counts or..), it will take atleast few more years for DSLR to become a legacy
Overall - very very happy with NEX and waiting for the newest iteration with built-in EVF (hopefully this year!)
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Once the lenses are more sorted and the mirrorless goes full frame sensor size, the DSLR will become legacy faster than one can imagine.
Don't think a compact system camera will ever go fullfrme, the NEX 7 already struggles with dark corners at APS C. The Flange Focal Distance (gap between bayonet and sensor) of Sony's E-Mount is 18mm, leica's M Mount is 27.8mm (smallest mirrorless fullframe system). Sony would realisticaly have to add a centimeter to the thickness of the camera to do it. Interestingly, the Sony NEX 50mm 1.8 is 62mm long, the Canon 50mm f1.8 (full frame) is only 41mm long (the lens element is sigificantly recesseed to boot). It does seem that Sony are conceling the FFD in their lenses to give impressivley slim bodies?
Doesn't change my mind though, still think its ace
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