Ricoh GXR Mount Sony Nex 5N comparison

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Ricoh GXR Mount Sony Nex 5N comparison
Oct 25, 2011

I know a lot of people are trying to decide between Ricoh and the Nex 5n for use with legacy lenses. Below I have attached center and edge crops from the voigtlander 12mm 5.6 and 28mm 3.5 lenses. They were taken at F8 and iso 200 on both cameras.

Ricoh Pros
+Sharpness
+Micro contrast
+Colors
+Camera build and handling

+Mode 2 focus assist very accurate (I read sony's focus peaking was better, but I found it much easier to nail focus on the Ricoh especially with the 12mm lens.)

Sony Pros
+Iso 100 - shadows are clean and have a lot of latitude
+Movie mode is more versatile
+Focus peaking was good, although I prefer Ricoh's mode 2
+Flip LCD screen

Top image is Ricoh, bottom is Nex 5n.

Voigtlander 28mm 3.5 Center crops

Voigtlander 28mm 3.5 edge crops

Voigtlander 12mm 5.6 center crops

Voigtlander 12mm 5.6 edge crops

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