NEX-5 Directors Finder


1. Sony NEX-5 Digital Still Camera

2. MTF PL to Sony E Adaptor

3. Hoodman HoodLoupe

Unpack Sony NEX-5 Camera. Attach MTF PL Adapter. Attach Hoodman HoodLoupe with thin Velcro strips. Someone will undoubtedly come up with a nice bracket that mounts to the 1/4-20 thread on the bottom of the NEX-5. Zacuto Z-Finder Jr and Pro and Dorn’s iDC Viewfinder with mounting brackets probably attach directly already, but I haven’t tried that yet.

As mentioned earlier, the NEX-5 is an accidentally magnificent finder. All the stars were perfectly aligned: no mirror, 18 mm flange focal depth, APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) sensor, live view, expanded focus, manual exposure. It’s not perfect: I have a wish-list for the next NEX. The current on-screen menus are intended for photo neophytes, adjusting shutter speed and ISO requires digging into menus, and an eye-level mini electronic dioptered finder like Leica’s would be brilliant. But, for the moment, the NEX is as good as it gets.

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