Should I buy a NEX?

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

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?

All I take is wildlife and macro, mainly birds and BIF's using MF Canon FD long fast lenses. Slowly getting into sports a bit more. The focus peaking is excellent for MF lenses, not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it. I would actually go for the NEX-6 if you are into wildlife and macro along with landscapes. The EVF I couldn't live without, in fact if the NEX-7 had no rear LCD screen, I would not miss it. Never use it to be honest and I also review the images in the EVF.

Add in the PDAF adaptor for the NEX and you can still use your Sony lenses with PDAF, no stabilisation though.

All the best and in your situation, I would go with the NEX-6 or 7


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