W: NEX5 final test on Ching & Derek big day

It really a special wedding shooting for me.

Firstly, I act as a guess photographer and just using my NEX5 with three lens and 1 LED light only. I have the trial in pre-wedding before while I am the assistant. But this is the first time to totally use the NEX5 to capture whole day wedding.

Gear set as below:
NEX5, 18-55, 50.8, 55-250, LED light

Here is the comments of the system:
Fast live view shooting
Fast continuous shooting speed
Flip monitor

Short battery life, due to live view
Less post processing capability even store in RAW, low dynamic range, white balance issue
No hot shoes

It is good for shooting in NOT BAD quality with FAST enough response and easier for me to composite the photos. But the white balance control seem not good as Canon and can’t tune well as what I saw.
While the noise might be the issue of NEX5, as it’s just a APS-C sized camera, can’t compare with my full frame camera, and the lens quality might not enough for me to capture the sharp image. Just looking for a full frame but DC sized camera.
Battery consumption is an issue of NEX5. I have 2 batteries and forgot to bring along my charger, 1 ran out before lunch and only 30% remained for the banquet session. Next time I will buy one more battery if shoot in wedding.
At last, NEX5 bring me to have another style of shooting. With the live view and zoom lens, I can check the final image before I shoot (thanks for fast focusing speed), and also the lightweight property. I can focus on paying attention to what people is doing and just simple press the shutter.

Date: 17 Sep 2013

Couple: Ching & Derek

Snapshot Photographer: Jan Wong
Video Crew Leader: Kelvin Kwok

ST Hyatt – the White Chapel – Eaton


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