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I do not know if this will be of any help: my NEX5N in pieces
 



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Any suggestions of filter brand that will help produce nice results?
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You need to look at the filter transmission properties first, and than look for the brand.
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Alex, do you recall how long does it takes to disassemble and reassemble the nex5 for the conversion?
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If you have all the tools necessary and remember how to put things back - no more than an hour.
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Well, I think I "killed" my nex 5. 2 of the black tabs that hold the ribbon strips broke and I don't know if there's any fix to hold the ribbon connectors in place other than the original black clips.
Has anyone had this problem and can help?
 



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There are at lest two different types, one with black clips facing the ribbon cables and one with black clips facing the opposite side. Which ones did you break?

In my short experience with this issue (I only completely destroyed two such connectors), the black clips facing the ribbon cables only serve to press them down and hold them in place.

This is what worked for me: I put a narrow strip of scotch tape on top of the ribbon cable, on the area that goes into the connector, on the side opposite to the side with bare contacts. The thickness of the tape was such that the ribbon cable fit snugly into the connector, pressing all the contacts and holding tight, but without damaging the connector itself. There are tapes with different thickness so one will have to experiment.

Make sure, if you try this method, to put the tape on the correct side and do not get any glue on the contacts.

And now, a mandatory disclaimer
I shall not be held responsible for any damage to a person or a camera, should this person follows the instructions I provided above. Do it at your own risk!
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Originally posted by Alex H Alex H wrote:

Hi Ron, small world indeed (my wife is from FL and we met and got married in LA).

Here are the links to two galleries:

NEX-3 disassembly

NEX-5N disassembly

Pete Ganzel page:

NEX-5 disassembly

As for the adapter, here is what I use. The picture above is a Canon-EF to NEX adapter. These adapters usually are wide enough to insert 49mm or 52mm filter deep inside, unlike adapters for M42 for example, which are narrower. But also, with another adapter I can use Nikon, Olympus, Exakta, M42 and other lenses with this adapter.

To firmly affix the filter inside I use black self-adhesive neoprene foam. I think I got it in Michaels in US, but am not sure. Just cut a thin strip of foam, as wide as the filter ring is, and wrap it around the filter ring. Do not overlap the foam, but cut it at an angle where edges will connect to prevent light from leaking. When inserted in the adapter, this foam holds the filter inside, but also seals the edges and prevents light from leaking.

Hope it helps. Will be glad to answer any other questions.

I will be selling my NEX-5N but unfortunately not in the nearest future. Prices for NEX-6 are still above what I want to pay...

Hi,
could you please upload the pictures of the Nex-5n teardown again?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 13:19
Originally posted by roseblood11 roseblood11 wrote:

Originally posted by Alex H Alex H wrote:

Hi Ron, small world indeed (my wife is from FL and we met and got married in LA).

Here are the links to two galleries:

NEX-3 disassembly

NEX-5N disassembly

Pete Ganzel page:

NEX-5 disassembly

As for the adapter, here is what I use. The picture above is a Canon-EF to NEX adapter. These adapters usually are wide enough to insert 49mm or 52mm filter deep inside, unlike adapters for M42 for example, which are narrower. But also, with another adapter I can use Nikon, Olympus, Exakta, M42 and other lenses with this adapter.

To firmly affix the filter inside I use black self-adhesive neoprene foam. I think I got it in Michaels in US, but am not sure. Just cut a thin strip of foam, as wide as the filter ring is, and wrap it around the filter ring. Do not overlap the foam, but cut it at an angle where edges will connect to prevent light from leaking. When inserted in the adapter, this foam holds the filter inside, but also seals the edges and prevents light from leaking.

Hope it helps. Will be glad to answer any other questions.

I will be selling my NEX-5N but unfortunately not in the nearest future. Prices for NEX-6 are still above what I want to pay...

Hi,
could you please upload the pictures of the Nex-5n teardown again?


Alex H hasn't logged on since June of last year, the link to Pete Ganzel's site should be all you need to convert the NEX 5N.
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I found most of Alex' photos via wayback machine...
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The Nex-5n has a different sensor cleaning mechanism than the Nex-5. And the IR/AA filter is clipped onto the sensor, whereas it's glued in th Nex-5
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 17:33
Ah, OK. Here's a couple links that should be helpful if you haven't seen them yet. The first is a pictorial for tearing down and repairing a 5-N, the second is a 16 minute video on converting one to IR.

https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Sony_Alpha_NEX-5N

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0r-BbNRtOQ
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