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JayR  (D License)

Jun 6, 2011, 9:15 AM
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For those looking to lighten up there camera set up, take a look at the Sony alpha Nex series cameras! They don't have a external shutter release port for biteswitch but I've been doing quality modifications to these cameras for skydiving. 7 frames per second, 14.2 mega pixel, quality lenses, all the features of a full size dslr with a fraction of the size and weight! Feel free to message me any question or inqueries.

Blue skies


wayn0o  (B 1313)

Sep 21, 2011, 12:29 AM
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How do you do the modification? do you know if the nex 7 has external ports for bite switch?


pangbom  (D 22275)

Sep 25, 2011, 5:11 AM
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Do you mod the NEX-C3 as well?

Thanks, Johannes


bucketlistpilot  (C 1204)

Oct 25, 2011, 3:26 PM
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Nex5N ??


JayR  (D License)

Oct 31, 2011, 10:08 AM
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Sorry been away from this forum for a while, I mod the camera with a short wire lead that exits the camera body and has the 2.5 mm port on the end suitable for the common bite switch, I do modify the 5n as well as the nex7, pretty much all the Sony nex cameras. Hope this helps


JayR  (D License)

Dec 15, 2011, 3:02 PM
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JayR  (D License)

Dec 15, 2011, 6:15 PM
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Now making front step brackets for these cameras as well, pictures soon to be posted.

Happy holidays


Aeroquest  (D 8935)

Dec 16, 2011, 7:39 PM
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Would you be willing to tackle the Nikon 1 J1 for the same rewire?


Aeroquest  (D 8935)

Dec 16, 2011, 7:50 PM
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JayR, can you do the same to the new Nikon 1 1j? I would like to modifiy this for as canon 1 pin switch. I have a new one on the way.


JayR  (D License)

Jan 19, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Updating this post with some pics of the camera modified, some shots taken of the bracket that allows front step mounting while being able to access the battery and memory card without removing from helmet, and some pictues taken with it in free fall. message me if interested, blue skies
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punchur  (D 25638)

Jan 22, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Still loving mine after a full season.....here's a shot from last week.

Props dude, it has saved a bunch of wear and tear on my neck and works like a charm.

Cya, Tom
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JayR  (D License)

Jan 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
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glad to hear it tom! remember i have that $20 referal goin on
blue skies brotha!


ripcords  (D 8808)

Feb 12, 2012, 8:05 AM
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Thanks for the mod to my NEX. It was such a quick turn around time. Nice job! I can't wait to start using it.

What settings do you use with your NEX when filming skydiving in standard sunny conditions?


g3ninfinite  (A 56501)

Feb 28, 2012, 9:21 AM
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is it possible to have a shutter release through the mini usb?


EmuuuH  (D 31663)

Feb 29, 2012, 4:38 AM
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Well,. I don't own one.

But someone from sony told me that it is possible to use a wired remote shutter.
Has anyone tried it? or has everyone just assumed that it won't work?


Tim-O-T  (A 6677)

Mar 1, 2012, 8:46 AM
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Wired remote shutter only gives shooting at 1fps.

Anyway what is the best way of mounting the NEX-5N - will any of the regular SLR brackets work? Guessing its too small, and the lens wont reach the velcro strap. This camera also has an annoying protuberance for the tripod mount, and the low surface area means it untwists easily.

Please post pics of your helmets!


blazetailman  (D 22029)

Mar 2, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I've got a bracket for front mount helmets. Not sure if you are talking about a top-mount? I have 2 milled aluminum ones waiting for coating. I rattle canned my prototype. Which is holding up well.

It was more expensive on the milling the originally planned. But the shop did a great job on them.

I designed this one so I can keep the camera mounted and access the card/battery compartment. I only have to take the camera off only a few times a day. Its light and works great. I have 2 bare aluminum brackets available.

Still working on a bullet proof bracket for the modded connector. You can see it on the right of the camera.
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Tim-O-T  (A 6677)

Mar 6, 2012, 7:34 AM
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Thanks, I'll keep that one in mind, but was looking more for a top-mount option. Something that clips into the Zkulls connector would be best.


nathan2420  (D 19744)

Apr 25, 2012, 9:48 AM
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Try Really right stuff they make a custom plate for the Nex 5n. Not cheap but the best mounts out their.


JOLEENK02  (D 30234)

Aug 7, 2012, 10:11 PM
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I need to have my camera modifies, are you still doing the Sony nex's? Thanks
Harmony
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SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:34 PM
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Contact Justin, he does the mods

http://www.dropzone.com/...m.cgi?username=JayR;



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