Definitely update the firmware on your V1

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Herts_JoaTMoN
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Re: Definitely update the firmware on your V1
In reply to Todd3608, Jan 28, 2013

Todd3608 wrote:

The 35mm nex lens is a good one but man it's expensive. The 1 series lens are more reasonably priced than the nex ones.

Herts_JoaTMoN wrote:

Todd3608 wrote:

The 30-110 lens is great but do not underestimate the 18.5. It definitely improves the low light capability of the V1.

I want the 35mm 1.8 for my nex for low light work

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Ben Williams - UK
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NEX 5N / E 18-55. E 16. UWA. Fisheye. Sigma 19. / Minolta MC 50 1.4. Tamron 90 2.5 Macro. Vivitar 100 3.5 Macro. Soligor 135 2.8 / Raynox DCR-250.
Nikon V1 / N1 10-30. N1 30-110.
Sony TX10.
Selling: Tamron 18-200 NEX (£330)
Shopping list: NEX6 + 16-50 (replace 5N + 18-55) (if £650). SEL3518 (if £300).

Looking at the prices again has made me start to consider the 18.5 lens. The sony has OSS where as the 18.5 does not have VR. If it had, it would have clinched the deal for me. For now I'm still on the fence either way.

I dont think the price differences between the systems are that great though. If you compare the new 32mm nikon lens to the sony 50mm then the reverse can be said. I cant find the price of the 10-110 to compare against the sony 18-200LE. I think with any system, you pay more money, you get a better product, but over all I think the lens value is about equal.

I go on a cruise round the med in July thanks to my Mum (I couldn't afford to pay for that on my own), which ever lens I get will depend on how much money I have available. I will most likely buy it while I'm away as the UK prices are much higher than other countries from what I can tell (jealous of the prices in the US!). Last time I checked the exchange rates they were about £1 = E1.2 = $1.6 but camera prices seem to be £1 = E1 = $1 (dont have a shortcut key for the euro symbol). I think I'll save all my major gadget purchases for holidays in future.

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Ben Williams - UK
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hertsjoatmon/
NEX 5N / E 18-55. E 16. UWA. Fisheye. Sigma 19. / Minolta MC 50 1.4. Tamron 90 2.5 Macro. Vivitar 100 3.5 Macro. Soligor 135 2.8 / Raynox DCR-250.
Nikon V1 / N1 10-30. N1 30-110.
Sony TX10.
Selling: Tamron 18-200 NEX (£330)
Shopping list: NEX6 + 16-50 (replace 5N + 18-55) (if £650). SEL3518 (if £300).

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