GXR M module vs 5N hands on review

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Sosua
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GXR M module vs 5N hands on review
Dec 19, 2011

Hi there,

I've been using the NEX-5N with M mount lenses for about 6 weeks now – i've been happy with the set up and i'm getting better results than with my D7000 and lenses but my interest was piqued when I heard the rumor the GXR M mount could be shipping with the Sony 16MP chip in the new year.

Autofocus isn't something i've ever really needed or wanted – this is the type of thing I like to shoot:

http://www.samwaldron.co.nz/Travel/Beyond/10088395_x2cGb#692646684_AZMiZ

My target output is prints, up to 16” x 24” (or Panoramas which are stitched to any size).

To my surprise, a local company had the GXM M module for rent and i've been using it the past three days. Unfortunately the weather has been terrible here so I only had a limited amount of time to do some decent shooting out and about.

I'm using it with my lenses (all very good but not without quirks) – Voigtlander 15mm M mount, Leica 35mm 2.8 Summaron, Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.4 and Leica 90mm F4 Elmar-C.

My general thoughts at how the cameras compare purely as a M lens platform are as follows and split under different posts:
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http://www.samwaldron.co.nz

 Sosua's gear list:Sosua's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Nikon D7000 Sony Alpha NEX-5N
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