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Why the NEX 5?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Pete, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Pete

    Pete TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Hi all: howz about some thoughts on why you guys and gals like the nex system. I have never used it but have considered
    it a possiblity. Currently I use the panny LX1 and Voigtlander Bessa L, I know, not a great combo here. I do see a new camera
    in the future but would really love some of your feelings and thoughts on the NEX.

    Cheers all,
    PEte
     
  2. macjim

    macjim TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Pete, I'm interested to hear the answer to your question. I have ordered a NEX-5n myself and am awaiting supplies arriving at the camera shop so I'm hoping I haven't made a bad decision with my choice. ;-)


    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  3. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jasper, Indiana
    The two big advantages with the NEX is the APS-C sized sensor and their extremely good performance at high-ISO. I'm not crazy about the native lens choices, but I bought mine to use with manual focus lenses and the focus peaking functionality makes it ideal for that.
     
  4. bosker

    bosker TalkEmount Rookie

    I would second what Travisennis has stated. I actually own a Pen e-pl1, with panny 20mm 1.8 lens, a Nikon D90 with several nikkor lenses and I was never really interested in the Sony's, however it all changed when I started reading reviews about the Focus Peaking functionality. This makes using manual lenses 10x better in my opinion then on the Micro 4/3rds systems. It's hard to explain this capability but when shooting with just the LCD screen it makes the whole process a lot quicker. This plus larger sensor size and way better low light capability in such a small package essentially sold me.

    Now I am debating as to wether I should sell my D90 or not. Hardly ever use it anymore. I haven't had the Sony NEX-5N for long but so far it has been an extreme joy to use.
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Travisennis pretty much summed up the reason why I shoot with the NEX.
     
  6. macjim

    macjim TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 10, 2011
    [/QUOTE] Now I am debating as to wether I should sell my D90 or not. Hardly ever use it anymore. I haven't had the Sony NEX-5N for long but so far it has been an extreme joy to use.[/QUOTE]
    I've actually sold my D90, lenses and dedicated flash as part if the trade in to buy the NEX-5N as I hadn't used the D90 since January this year. I've been using a Leica d-lux 5 as my main camera as I could carry it around all the time.




    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  7. Pete

    Pete TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Thanks all so much for your thoughts and comments. I can see Ive got some serious thinking to do here. Plus I cant wait until the end of the month, if you know what I mean. I appreciate all the comments, best of luck to you all.
    Pete