Should I buy a NEX?

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Should I buy a NEX?
In reply to cwtbone, May 23, 2013

cwtbone wrote:

I have been shooting DSLRs for many years and I have been strongly considering getting a NEX for portability and casual family outings. I normally shoot wildlife, macros and landscapes. I have questions though about how easy it is to get good focus using just the LCD. The deal on the F3 at B&H right now is very tempting but I wonder if I would regret not moving up to the NEX 6 with the viewfinder. I shoot most of the time with a Sony A65 and though I can use the LCD to shoot I almost always use the EVF. What are do some of you experienced NEX shooters think?

If you feel View Finder, or lack of, may become an issue, I would advise a look into NEX-5N (if any left out there) or NEX-5R. See if you miss it, and add if you do. Or, simply go for NEX-6.

Even with EVF, I'm likely to use LCD more except in extremely bright conditions or when tracking with a telephoto zoom. Otherwise, LCD works great and often better (more flexibility to compose). I'd say EVF is likely to be more useful for wildlife photography, especially with movement involved.

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