Mirrorless Recommendation ( Sony Vs Olympus? )

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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kev777zero
kev777zero Senior Member • Posts: 1,550
Re: Mirrorless Recommendation ( Sony Vs Olympus? )
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As to the lens size debate, yes overall NEX lenses are larger, but there are a few E mount lenses now that are quite small too. Here's a list:

16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS

16mm f/2.8

20mm f/2.8

35mm f/1.8 OSS

The lens size difference isn't that drastic especially when you look at some of the larger Panasonic lenses. Panny's 14-140mm & NEX's 18-200mm LE only differ in 20grams (both having image stabilization). And check out Oly's new 12-50mm kit lens!

What makes NEX lenses seemingly humongous are the tiny bodies (ironically these APS-C sensor bodies are smaller than m4/3 ones), which I agree could make the ergonomics awkward at times.

Having shot both m4/3 (Oly + 14-150 + 20mm f/1.7) & NEX each a year exclusively, my vote goes to NEX. Yes there are less native lenses (15 vs 30?), but then again most folks don't need that many lenses to shoot. NEX is always going to be ahead in the sensor department because a) it's APS-C b) they make sensors for everyone! However there are more m4/3 fanboys out there so you'll definitely see more votes for m4/3. You can get great results either way though.

If you have the budget check out Fuji X, they have some pretty cool options too!

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