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    Question Is the Sony NEX 6 still worth buying?

    I'm interested in purchasing the NEX-6 on Craigslist as a second body and use it generally for my work at the Acura Dealership...save wear & tear on my beloved A6000.
    I already contacted the seller and got him to reduce the price to $260...it has 4,349 shutter counts.

    http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/pho/5143882535.html

    Here is an example of what I need the NEX-6 to do...I take photos of new and used vehicles for an Acura dealership. This is one I shot today and still requires additional comment information to be added, but will give you an idea of what I need...

    http://www.acuraofboston.com/used/Acura/2008-Acura-TSX-e827ac860a0e0a6b1ecb65cc518a8770.htm

    Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    I wasn't aware that shutters failed regularly, but I've never taken enough photos to see one fail. If they do have a life expectancy I'd guess it would be in the 10s if not 100s of thousands, or they would be repairing them all the time.
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    Nice shots of the car btw
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    If you already have the A6000 I would not bother personally, but can understand wanting an extra camera. In that regard the Nex-6 is a great option for that price and barely used shutter count!

    Best of luck and I love my Nex-6, so for that price it really is a steal for what you get. However, the A3000 is brand new w/ kit lens and only $245 US @ Amazon >>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikcus View Post
    Nice shots of the car btw
    Thanks Tikus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    If you already have the A6000 I would not bother personally, but can understand wanting an extra camera. In that regard the Nex-6 is a great option for that price and barely used shutter count!

    Best of luck and I love my Nex-6, so for that price it really is a steal for what you get. However, the A3000 is brand new w/ kit lens and only $245 US @ Amazon >>

    Thank you Jay for your insight.
    The A3000 would have been a nice option, aside from not having an EVF which I need due to the bright sunlight during the day.

    The reason for the purchase of the NEX-6 is to replace the A6000 from being used at work and save it for more personal & leisure photography.
    I'm hoping that the image quality from the NEX-6 will be well matched for what I need it to do.

    I've decided to go ahead and make the purchase on the NEX-6...should be picking it up tonight.

    Jay~
    How does the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 perform on the NEX-6?
    Is it as capable as on the A6000?
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    Picked up the NEX-6 tonight and looks like everything is in tip top condition. I was a bit disappointed that he decided to keep the hot shoe cover and didn't include a body cap. No strap (not like I would use it). He recently purchased the A6000 and decided to sell this to get back some of his cost. He asked if I needed the 8GB SD card and I graciously let him keep it...I wouldn't really have any use for it anyway. I felt that I got a pretty good deal for $260. The only negative to me is that darn menu system...hate it! I've set it up, so I won't need to go into it very often. I do love the EVF on it though. I ended up making a few purchases on Amazon for the "new to me" NEX-6...spending is never done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragion View Post
    Thank you Jay for your insight.
    The A3000 would have been a nice option, aside from not having an EVF which I need due to the bright sunlight during the day.

    The reason for the purchase of the NEX-6 is to replace the A6000 from being used at work and save it for more personal & leisure photography.
    I'm hoping that the image quality from the NEX-6 will be well matched for what I need it to do.

    I've decided to go ahead and make the purchase on the NEX-6...should be picking it up tonight.

    Jay~
    How does the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 perform on the NEX-6?
    Is it as capable as on the A6000?
    The A3000 does have an EVF It's a crappy one compared to the Nex-6 though....



    Awesome shots and killer combo for sure. I did forget about the awful Nex-6 menu system... It really does suck! I would send you my hot shoe cap, but I lost it years ago

    Best of luck and thanks again for sharing the awesome photos of the new gear,

    Jay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    The A3000 does have an EVF It's a crappy one compared to the Nex-6 though....



    Awesome shots and killer combo for sure. I did forget about the awful Nex-6 menu system... It really does suck! I would send you my hot shoe cap, but I lost it years ago

    Best of luck and thanks again for sharing the awesome photos of the new gear,

    Jay

    Thanks Jay...I was confused and was referring to the NEX-3 which doesn't have an EVF.
    I don't think the A3000 would suite me anyway...feels too much like going back to a DSLR.

    I think I made the right choice...for $260, it can't be too wrong if I did.

    As I posted, I purchased the hot shoe cover and body cap with a couple of other items already.

    I'll see on Monday if the NEX-6 can keep up with the A6000.
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    hi just got a new nex 6 cheap off ebay £350 brand new sealed box got a 30mm f2.8 sigma blown away with image quality from this lens no fringing in trees and is very sharp be getting the sigma s 19mm and 60mm also seen great reviews on the tube , I found the only thing that do rattle off camera but are very sharp very nice prime indeed

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