Should I buy a NEX?

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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NEX is so versatile with lenses

cwtbone wrote:

Thank you all for your replies. The ability to use some of the great old MF glass with adapters sounds appealing. I do use focus peaking so much with my A65 that I could almost do without AF. What long MF glass that can be bought cheaply do you recommend?

Cheaply is all relative. The lenses I use are rather large, so no real benefit over a DSLR to be honest, except I like MF, the build of the lenses and focus peaking. Plus I don't want or need a larger camera.

A good (what I would call) mid range would be something along the lines of a Canon FD 300 F/4L (not the non "L" version). Some would call that expensive, but if you are keen on wildlife, its not bad for a serious nature lens.

Justin posts some amazing shots using the native Sony 55-210 with an add on front adaptor, ahhh where's your latest post Justin.......

Beautiful shots he takes and of course with the added adaptor, still AF and OIS with the 55-210. You have to know what you are doing of course and he does

Jack uses the PDAF adaptor using a Sony 500mm reflex lens and a Sony zoom, another fine bird shooter in here.

Bob is using a 300 F/2.8, Tamron, or is it a Tokina Bob ??. He's getting right into it now as well.

The world is your oyster if you make it work. If you love it, you will always make it work. A lot of fine nature shots we see in here now and it just makes me smile seeing what I might never get to see.

All the best.


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