Which camera instead of NEX 5N?

Started Apr 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which camera instead of NEX 5N?
In reply to johnyxmarks, May 3, 2012

johnyxmarks wrote:

That's a big IF you mention there. Why would they create a new mount system and then discard it like that? Sony is a giant (maybe arrogant) but not stupid. What you say doesn't make sense to me.

I bet that the successor will have the same lens mount and it'll be compatible all the way from 5 to the next one. Just like the 5N and the 5 is.

Johny, I wouldn't have mentioned it if they hadn't already done it. They ran off with a different technology and came up with a new mount, E mount. I'm sure a 6n will have the same mount. What I said was that if Sony ran off with another technology like they did with SLT or NEX, they are likely to go to some other mount. They just are not conscious about how the photography business loves compatibility.

Photographers have long memories when it comes to companies obsoleting gear. The trust level many seasoned photographers have with Sony is not very high. They seem to have a grasp on the point and shooters more than the more experienced shooters. We'll have to see.

You might be holding your breath on E mounts anyway. It seems to me that Sony isn't quite rushing new and better lenses to market anytime soon. None that currently seem to exist are any I'd consider. Makes it hard. Like I said, add that huge adapter and your cost and size penalty kicks in.

But enjoy it. I think you already bought it and was looking for validation. Had we known, we'd have just not said anything and let you enjoy it.

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