Decisions: Nex5n or EP3

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dave Deacon Senior Member • Posts: 2,168
Re: Decisions: Nex5n or EP3

You can take great shots with either but 5N will do better in low light and I think overall quality. Menus are idiosyncratic but usable and easy after a short time, I found the video much much better on the 5N. I enjoy using old manual lenses of which there are oodles with the appropriate cheap adapter. Some are brilliant and would cost the camera and then some if they were AF, eg Pentax M 50mm f1.7, Canon FDn (first version) 200mm f2.8, Canon FDn 35-105mm f3.5 (great for video and stills), Canon FDn 50mm f1.4, Pentax M 75-150mm f4, Sigma FD 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II, etc... These lenses were designed for MF, unlike today's AFs, so they feel solid as you MF.

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