My camera – Sony Nex 5

If like me, you like to take pictures but have no technical understanding of how a camera works, this post is for you!

If you know a lot about cameras you can probably skip this post.

‘Capturing moments’ is the best way I would describe my ‘method’. I see something or someone, think it is very pretty and take a shot. I do not think much about exposure, aperture and all these fancy and techy settings. I just snap it while it’s there!

Petra Jordan Sony Nex 5

So now that you understand how I work, let me introduce you to the best camera for people who-are-not-technical-but-like-to-take-nice-pictures (=me).

My Sony Nex 5 has been my travelling partner for 6 years now! I met this little guy before I met my husband! (Hence why it looks battered on the pictures)

Sony Nex 5Sony Nex 5

Rainy days, hikes in the desert, days on the beach, boat rides, camel rides, it has seen it all! And last through all! So definitely a good investment. I was also very fortunate to receive it as a graduation present from my parents, and it was love at first sight.

Side note – My dad, on the other hand, is an excellent photographer who knows what he is talking about. He was, therefore, the best placed to pick a camera for me, knowing my limited skills.

Now let’s go a little more into details.

I have two lenses, an E 18-55mm which I use 95% of the time, and a E 55-210mm perfect for landscape details and safaris, or anything that may be a little far away (at least that’s how I use it, I told you I wasn’t technical :P).

Sony Nex 5 lenses

I have 4 favourite modes.

  • Intelligent Auto which I use 80% of the time. It’s just soooo good, it detects the scene like a dream and switches seamlessly to the appropriate mode. The autofocus is also excellent!

Sony Nex 5 Intelligent Auto mode

  • Scene-Sunset makes everything looks better! I use it from golden hour until the sun is gone. Also great for sunrises!

Sony Nex 5 sunset mode

  • Scene-Macro because I love shooting details and playing with the focus is really easy.

Sony Nex 5 Macro mode

  • Manual Exposure ‘M’ which I use when taking interior design pictures. It makes the rooms look brighter and the furniture pop.

Sony Nex 5 Manual mode

Finally, I have a few accessories, a hood to avoid reflections when it’s very sunny, a flash (unfortunately they seem to have discontinued mine but here is another option), an extra battery pack and a screen protector.

Sony Nex 5 accessoriesSony Nex 5 flashSony Nex 5 accessories

So as you can see, I am not a genius photographer. If I can do it, you can do it! You just need the right tools, in this case: a Sony Nex 5!

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