New rumour about FF NEX

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
1prime Senior Member • Posts: 1,108
Re: If true a major groundbreaking step forward for NEX

jpark1982 wrote:

George Costanza wrote:

jpark1982 wrote:

I can't wait. I'm selling my RX1 and just got a !NEX-7 with a bunch of legacy lenses to hold me over until the 7 replacement and/or the FF-NEX.

I was wondering if NEX-7 was worth it? Selling FF sensor for APS-C one with known issues with wide angle lenses? Why? Just curious.

The issue with wide angle lens is more so with RF wides like the Voigtlander 12 and 15 and other M-Mount Lens. Plus the issue is overblown. Yes there are issues that don't appear on the 6. But much like how I don't PP every single image I take, I make the proper corrections if any on the true keepers. I can either use Corner Fix, convert to B&W, etc. Plus I have the 10-18 which handles 95% of my wide needs.

Don't get me wrong , I will miss the RX1. But as I've posted in other threads, there were too many compromises that I had to make and for me, they were too much to overcome. The images were fantastic, the combination between the FF sensor and the Zeiss pop were a match made in heaven. If the body was $1,600 and the lens were $1,600 I would have no problem buying the set. I knew going in what I was getting myself into with a fixed lens, both in terms of focal length and in terms of permanent fixture on the camera. I was able to overcome the first, but not the 2nd.

At this point I'm going to limit myself on APS-C E-Mount lenses until I decide whether to go 7 replacement or FF. But in the mean time I'll slowly load up on some quality legacy glass which I'll be able to use whichever way I go.

If the FF-NEX plus 2 Zeiss primes ends up being $5,000+ which it will be, then I'll stick with the 7 replacement. My fear is that with the absence of any concrete news on a 7 replacement, the FF-NEX will be the 7 replacement which at this point would be a nightmare for me.

The good thing is you sprung for the RX1 while some of us believed the rumors and are using less than preferred equip while still holding our breath waiting for either the FF or 7x. I agree with your assessment that the NEX FF & lens probably will cost over the top for many of our requirements.  I'm just hoping the 7x becomes a reality and comes in at a reasonable price.

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