Sony NEX-5 Upgrade

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Damián B
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Sony NEX-5 Upgrade
Feb 26, 2013

Hi All,

It's been around 3 years since I bought my NEX-5 + 18-55 + 16 mm. Eventually, I got the Ultra-wide adapter and a Tamron 18-200 (That replaced my 18-55). I also have a Minolta MD 50 F/2 that I love for portraits and to use it when it's dark.

Now, I'm thinking about upgrading, and if either replace my body with a new NEX or get a second, better camera and use the NEX only for occasional/backup purposes.

I'm not a professional and I've never printed any pic. I'm shooting RAW now and processing with LR 4, then upload to Facebook or show them to friends using an iPad.

Just today I've got a used (free) Nikon 70-300 FX format that is around 140 usd online. And I hope it is working! haha.

I'm just wondering if buying a Nikon D600 FF would make sense as a proper upgrade. I'm ok with the NEX but the AF speed is really sluggish and low light performance is not that great.

I know I'm trading that lovely form factor, easy to carry photography. I mean, if I go out at night... not when traveling, I just take my NEX in a small messenger bag with my lenses and I'm ready to go.

The Nikon is FF, weather sealed, fast AF, good variety of lenses, etc... Only thing that concerns me is how big it is.

What do you think? I'm not in a hurry, my NEX is working perfect.. same as the first day. I did read about the RX1 but the idea of a fixed lens and no VF doesn't really appeals to me. I need an all-purpose camera.

Thanks!

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