The latest firmware update for the Sony NEX added some cool picture effects that can be used both on stills and video. I have shot a lot with these effects and my favorite one is the “Toy Camera” which I use almost exclusively when shooting on effects mode. Rich color with a “cheap” camera vintage look, vignetting and the ability to transform normal subjects to interesting images.
Also, lately I use a lot the 18-55 kit zoom lens especially for picture effects. It’s not a great quality lens but for the “Toy Camera” effects it suits me.
The following images were shot with the Sony NEX 5 and 18-55 lens using the “Toy Camera” picture effect.
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