Saturday, February 26, 2011

One of the Things I Hate About the NEX-5

Tree at night -- NEX-5 & Pentax-M 20mm f4. Click to see larger.

One quirky think about the NEX-5 is its tripod mount.  Instead of a flat bottom like every other camera ever existed, the tripod mount on the NEX-5 has a raised center, which makes it almost impossible to put an Arca Swiss quick release plate on.  This is not a problem for small and light weight lenses, but for large lenses without tripod mounts, the NEX-5 becomes very unstable.  Without a custom made plate, this annoyance will continues to bother me to no end whenever I need to do any night shots.


  1. annoying ... given the camera size what about tripod mount on the adaptor?

  2. I have not tried the adapters with tripod mounts, as they tend to be quite a bit more expensive. I have shied away from using long lenses.

  3. get a monster pod to rest the base on.