I made this photo on Saturday while at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Dave was happily making shots with his digital camera of his friends at the meeting. So I thought it would be fun to make some shots of him. By the way this image is razor sharp. The Leica Summicron 35 f2 Vers.1 was perfect. I decided to make some changes to the setup of the Nex-7 so I could more easily check focus and exposure.
Here's what I did - I changed the focus assist to the soft button located with the AF/MF-AEL switch. It's in a great location for your thumb to activate it. Since I bought the camera used I'm not sure the previous location (the soft button below the wheel) was the default. When I used it in that location the focus assist stayed on until you pushed the shutter button. With the location at the AF/MF switch you have to keep your thumb on the button for it to stay on. I still have some experimentation to do so it may just be a menu adjustment.
The other thing I did was to move the selection of light meter setup (center, spot, multi) to the right side of the wheel. It's a great location when you need it quickly. You just push on the right side of the wheel with your thumb and turn the wheel to select. It works great for those times when you want to get an accurate meter reading on one area instead of using the exp. compensation dial.