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Sep 29, 2011
Common wisdom seems to be that, as great at the nex system may be, it won't work well for sports (think high school soccer, lacrosse, bike racing, etc.) for which one would need a dslr. I've found stuff online from a guy using a Nex 7 w/manual focus zooms to shoot softball and tennis, but haven't seen much else. Are any of you shooting sports with your nex? Any thoughts?


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Oct 28, 2011
Washington State
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I don't shoot sports so take this with a grain of salt. Would you dig a well with a table spoon? Drive a rail road spike with a tack hammer? Would you haul 1000 pounds of gravel in your Yugo? No? Why not? Because you pick the proper tool for the job.

I'm not saying you can't shoot sports with the NEX, if it's your only camera go for it. But, if you have the resources, get a dslr and do it right. Doesn't have to be a top of the line model, just a competent one with a good lens.

Leave the NEX for things it is better suited for. JMO YMMV. :)

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