Which nex is good for manual focus or focus peaking?

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cerberusjf
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Which nex is good for manual focus or focus peaking?
Oct 3, 2012

Hi,

I am a disillusioned Nikon D5100 owner and am thinking of jumping to NEX.

I would, if possible, like to use my existing Nikon 35mm 1.8 with manual focus on a nex, but am not sure about the best way to do it or the best camera to get.

I am interested in what people think of “focus peaking”?   Would it be possible to manually focus accurately with an aperture of 2.5 at a distance of 10ft, for example?  Also, which camera would it be easiest to switch focus peaking on and off when switching to and from a manual focus lens to an autofocus one?  From what I’ve read, focus peaking is buried in a menu, so I am wondering if it is difficult to turn on and off.

I was considering the NEX 7 because I like the manual controls and viewfinder, or maybe the 5N as it is very cheap at the moment.

What I shoot primarily is spoken word performers, so they are fairly stationary but in low light.

Sorry if this has been asked before.

Nikon D5100 Sony Alpha NEX-7
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