My conclusion: EM5 v. NEX6 with legacy macro lenses

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My conclusion: EM5 v. NEX6 with legacy macro lenses
Jan 13, 2013

I own both EM5 and NEX6.  I like them both and they are both very different cameras.  But as a tool for shooting macros with legacy lenses (I've been using my Nikkor 105mm ai-s), the EM5 just handles better IMO.  The peaking feature in the NEX6 is nice but doesn't really help much when shooting macros...

I wrote an long blog post comparing the two after a couple of days "in the field" shooting flowers.

Don't get me wrong.  Image quality was similary quite nice.  It's just the handling of the cameras tht seem to flow much better with the Olympus.  I will use the NEX6 for other things.

If you're interested, here's my blog post:

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