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Be glad it was the screwdriver that discharged that capacitor and not you! There's some serious amount of power stored even in small ones that potentially could do some damage!
 



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Yes I did look for a nice second hand A77ii, or A58, or some discounted old stock, but I couldn't find anything at the moment for a reasonable price. I will keep an eye out for the A77ii.

On the other hand, keeping A en E mount systems next to each other and a bunch of manual focus lenses, it is a bit a chore for me. I want to slim down a lot, my interest in photography is not what it used to be. I had send some camera shops a list of my A mount lenses, I wanted to trade them for a 24-105 f/4 G OSS for E mount, but they have no interest in A mount gear, too hard to sell, and no service possible anymore.

But again, if I stumble on A77ii or something similar for a good price, I can give A mount a last try.



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Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Be glad it was the screwdriver that discharged that capacitor and not you! There's some serious amount of power stored even in small ones that potentially could do some damage!


I remember dismantling some disposable cameras to salvage the capacitor's and viewfinders out off for a couple of projects .
Most of the capacitor's got me ! should have learnt after the first one really .
Luckily they were fairly small capacitor's , but it was still like being punched in the arm hard . Not recommended , and large ones can kill you .

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Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Be glad it was the screwdriver that discharged that capacitor and not you! There's some serious amount of power stored even in small ones that potentially could do some damage!


I was aware of that, the service manual warns for this. I was careful all the time not to touch the capacitor, but when I wanted to push out the cable I didn't think straight, and made a short circuit, and there was a flash and a bang. I didn't expect this, I have learned a lot, and I was indeed lucky.

What I also have learned, if a camera is broken, forget about it, a camera is such a complex device, with lots of tiny screws and flat cables. There is nothing you can repair yourself.

I did some repairs in a guitar tube amp, and there is some really lethal voltage inside. Even looking at it gives me the creeps....


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Raabje Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2022 at 14:11
To finish this topic, the LA-EA4 came today, it works as it should on Nex 6 and the CZ 16-80. I have yet to try other lenses. The adapter helps to hold the camera, like an external grip. I paid 179,-, it comes from a camera store, with warranty.

Too bad the Nex6 has no anti shake, but from what I have read anti shake is mostly useful for longer focal length.

The 1/3 stop loss of light because of the adapter, I have to find out this is a real problem for casual shooting.

Only thing that annoys me at the moment with the Nex 6 is the focus select function. There is an option to center focus, and when you press a custom button (bottom corner of the screen), you can move the focus point with the cursor. To close this function you have to press the OK button. That is one step too much, would be better if the focus points can move without menu diving. All the buttons on the camera are so small anyway, my fingers search in the wrong place. I have to use the camera more to get some muscle memory.

I will work with the Nex 6 this summer, and maybe next winter I will search for an upgrade, path could be APS-C or E mount full frame (FE). That is still undecided for me. I shoot mostly things we do with the family, I have no need for extra wide or extra long lenses. An alternative could be a camera with a build in lens, like an RX10.



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