Is prior DSLR ownership needed to appreciate a NEX?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
boardsy Senior Member • Posts: 2,215
Re: YES, ABSOLUTELY - not!

007peter wrote:

Absolutely yes. I was a canon DSLR faithful before becoming a M43 + NEX mirrorless purist.

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DSLR also enjoy Cheaper Lens Prices, Vast Lens Selection, and huge Second Hand Market for cheap gears. When it comes to affordability, DSLR is still miles ahead of mirrorless.

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Someone who'd never OWN a DSLR, will sell his NEX or m43 soon enough. Just do a search on this forum, or Sony SLT, Canon DSLR forum. You encounter various post about "should I sell my NEX for a A57 sLT" post.

Sorry, your assumptions certainly aren't true for me or many others. I came from a P&S, and was about to get serious  buy my first DSLR or Sony Alpha when the original NEX appeared and decided on that.

Never regretted it, except when I tried iAuto for maybe one or two shots, but never used it again - like buying a Ferrarri and then trying to control a robot driver from the passenger seat. I very quickly got into P/A/S/M and manual lenses for full control, which I couldn't have anticipated before I had it, and RAW processsing.

I would consider a DSLR or SLT for sports or action/tracking only, if I did much of that, but no other reason. NEX is the perfect camera type for me. The sensor IQ, size, weight, grip/ergonomics, tilting LCD, peaking, and regarding lens choice and price, how can you beat the legacy market? Great Canon FD etc lenses for $50-150? And a nicely progressing Sony e-mount line-up now plus Sigma etc? It's all good! I'll consider any other brands' mirrorless offerings if/when they compete for sensor IQ, ergonomics, price etc.

Gratuitous faux-amateur random pet shot, NEX-5 + Minolta MC Rokkor-x PG 50/1.4:

Alan

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