evoprox: What the NEX system needs IMO are fast, high-quality lenses, not more bodies.
I would also point out that in micro 4/3 I can buy a 200 to 600 f4.5 to 5.6 equivalent lens for £419 (nowhere near $2000) so its not impossible surely for Sony?
You could argue the same for DSLRs why bring out lenses when you can adapt old ones. Surely the aim of any system is to have a system not limitations. We are not talking about some amateur step up from point and shoot. My NEX 7 cost the best part of £1000, I changed to mirror less to reduce size and weight, not to be told I would have to use adaptors or non system lenses to take the pictures I want. I really love the NEX cameras but if they are supposed to be a serious alternative to DSLRs then at some point they have to expand the lens range. Just because you are happy with a limited range (and I'm not having a go at you) does not mean that all users are. Not too much to ask for a decent macro and a couple of long lenses is it?
The current 30mm macro is too short, a 60 would be better, then the NEX system with its flip up LCD becomes a good camera for macro. As for tele lenses just look at what users like nzmacro and many others are doing with adapted lenses. Why should we have to pay for the Sony or other adaptors, there is obviously a demand for 300 or 400mm lenses so why don't Sony fill it?
Decent long tele lenses and a longer macro would be a start.
Sorry guys but, yet again, a very poor set of pictures. Lots of out of focus or blurry shots, and why the very high ISO samples, or is this a joint test of camera and lens. If so I think it would be much better to do these separately. Many shots are at low shutter speeds which will not help unless you were using a very sturdy tripod. This is supposedly the best review site on the web and your technical write ups are excellent but you do keep letting things down with poor quality galleries. Sorry but more attention needed I think. Having worked for camera manufacturers for many years I would feel rather aggrieved with the apparent lack of effort and technical skill put into the gallery shots.
I have to say this is a very poor set of photographs, on some it is difficult to find a sharp point of focus. for instance the picture of the metalwork brackets. Surely, DPreview, you can come up with better samples than this. Having looked at the Robin Wong pictures they certainly seem to be a whole lot better than these. As somebody has pointed out the reflection in the sunglasses is not of a photographer taking great care over sample shots!
Be honest, yes there is some smearing at 12,800 ISO, but not long ago you would have given your right arm for results that good from any camera, let alone a compact. More vindication for less pixels maybe?