A Sony NEX-VG20, Canon C300, Vincent Laforet and a coconut. And then some..

It has been a fun run & gun year but a new one’s here. I have sold my cameras (except the NEX-5N) and I’m just waiting to get my hands on my new main cam. In the meantime, Rebecca Saw got me a Sony NEX-VG20 to muck around with. HEHE.

The Sony NEX-VG20 & NEX-5N


It’ll be nice to have the NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-VG20 and NEX-FS100 all lined up together for a comparison, wouldn’t it? I’d love to know what it’s like to live with them all at once. It might just happen. =) And i have been using my 5N alot, i do fancy the form factor and the accurate live view exposure with manual lenses.

Sony NEX-5N + Canon EF 28mm F1.8


If you’re up to use your Canon EF lenses with an adapter with an adjustable aperture, here’s a list of working and non working (It doesn’t stop light, instead it just vignettes. Consider it useless) lenses I’ve tried so far.

Works fine on
1. 50mm F1.8
2. 28mm F1.8

Useless on
1. 24-70 F2.8L
2. Tokina 11-16 F2.8

There is an adjustable adapter with aperture control for EF-S lenses, but i remember reading a Japanese site that the 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM doesn’t work well with it. On the other hand, I’ve been falling in love with Nikon AI-S lenses each time i use them, over and over again.

Sony NEX-5N + Nikon 50mm F1.8 AI-S

Sony NEX-5N + Nikon 180mm F2.8

Here’s a little video i made for a friend of mine, Fadhil together with his son Al Farrel having a skate and stroll at the Shah Alam skatepark.

The gear that calls for a good day out!

Mandatory on a fun day out!

And my first shoot with the Sony NEX-5N in low light conditions together with Bobby and Usher in Mont Kiara skatepark.

Skateboarder Usher waiting to be Twixtored

Usher waiting to be Twixtor-ed!

And on another note, the Whatever There Was series will be back soon enough. This time it’ll be a little bit of a geeky episode about Canon launching their c300 together with Vincent Laforet in Singapore. The trip was courtesy of Canon HD Professional Malaysia. The c300 is probably a mobile beast to say in short.

Having fun with the Canon C300 EF mount.

Having fun with the Canon C300 EF mount courtesy of Gary of DOP Singapore. Photo courtesy of Wahid Ooi

And Vincent Laforet. He was pretty stoked with the coconut he had.

Whatever There Was with Vincent Laforet in Singapore!


2012 is gon be a fun. February is coming and my sweets Hanie was something coming up for myself. Here comes an episode!

We'll be back for a What is Up episode!

1 Comments

One Response to “A Sony NEX-VG20, Canon C300, Vincent Laforet and a coconut. And then some..”

  1. dilozNo Gravatar 11 January, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    Laforet, cool!
    cant wait for new episode.

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