Welcome Anonymous
Fledgling
Fledgling
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:57 pm

All times are



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ Array ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:44 pm 
Offline
Galapagos
Galapagos

Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:59 pm
Posts: 125
The current build I have at home I could take photos of is a photo only box, just because I made a mistake in the build and put the Safari controller to far under the Cable Lock through tube. Because of this I could not get two backpackers on the Safari board. The second backpacker would control the lights for video.

So this is how the hack and build went. Opening the NEX-5N is pretty straight forward. 4 screws takes off the top cover. One under the USB cover, one under the flash adapter cover and two in the battery compartment. Once off four wires attached to the camera. Three on the shutter button, one on the video button. Sorry I do not have good photos of this but the white wire is the common, black wakes the camera, red is the shutter and yellow is the video.
Image
Image
Ill post a better photo next time I hack this. If anyone wants details on the wire locations contact me.
The NEX-3 or NEX-5 cameras do not have as good a sensor, and access to the hack is difficult requiring the removal of 11 flat wires. The video hack is next to impossible. If your interested in this setup just go ahead and get the NEX-5N. Will save you a lot of trouble.

I used a Pelican 1120 box, pretty small for a DSLR quality camera. Using the Sony SEL 16f2.8 or even better SEL 20f2.8 lens you do not need to put a snorkel on the box. If you use a Nikkor film lens you'll need a Snorkel or a 1300 pelican box. With the 1300 you'll not need a snorkel.
Image
Image

Currently I have the camera setup for wireless flash but could easily add an external wire for wired flashes.
Image
Image

For the flash control I used a hot shoe converter on the camera (the NEX-5 series takes a special adapter available on ebay) and wired it to the Pixel Rook Transmitter. You will also need the hot shoe adapter if you are building a wired flash box. Connecting the camera to the Safari board I used a USB extension cable which gave me both ends and cut it in half attaching one end to the camera hack wires and the other to the safari board.

The camera will shoot 16mp RAW, JPEG or both, and video up to 1920X1080 60P. The sensor in the NEX series is the APSC size, much larger than a point and shoot giving you much crisper photos and video.

I always set the camera on manual focus. The camera has a great focus assist feature zooming the view X10 so you can see what your focused on. It also has focus peaking showing you just where the best focus is.

Ralph at Safari has all the current software we developed to make the camera work correctly. Make it easy on yourself and just go ahead and get your sensor from Safari.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:29 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor

Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:11 pm
Posts: 556
Nice job on that build Dan. I know it will work great for you. Thanks for sharing the hack info on the 5N.

_________________
http://rcdavisgamecamerasolutions.weebly.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:43 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 am
Posts: 3030
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Thanks very much for posting this build...looks nice and the layout is great...!

:old

_________________
tiger hunter

www.brucekekule.com
www.cameratrap.asia


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:47 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:40 am
Posts: 1368
That is fabulous Dan and thank you so much for posting this for us.

_________________
To greater appreciate an animal is to walk in its footsteps


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:52 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:30 pm
Posts: 3782
Wow that's cool!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monarch-Images/126862094071978


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:33 am 
Offline
Galapagos
Galapagos
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:50 am
Posts: 189
Hi Dan,

I love this build. Could you give me some more information about wiring? And which program do you use on the Safari?

Thank you

Julius

_________________
__________________________________________________

Wildlife photographer from germany.

http://www.fokusnatur.de


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sony NEX-5N
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:37 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:56 pm
Posts: 1886
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Hello Dan,

Do you have any video footage you can share with us from this camera? I'm eager to see it!

Thanks,

David

_________________
An adventurous life is the only one worth living.
ArthurV

http://www.offthepavement.org


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ Array ] 

All times are


Who is online

Array


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group