Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Donny out of Element here Contributing Member • Posts: 996
Re: Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

the8thark wrote:

After a long decision process I have decided to go and purchase a NEX 5R or 6. I decided I didn't need what the 5T had to offer over the 5R. But . . .
After reading about the supposed death of the NEX line and the introduction of the A7/A7r would this make purchasing the NEX camera a bad idea? Would the availability of lenses till be there in the future? I just don't want to buy it if the lens market for it just dies.
So what is your all opinion on this? Is a NEX camera still a good purchase today after all the information we have had recently delivered to us from Sony and others?

Not at all. Considering that many NEX users will eventually switch to A7/r, there will be a fair amount of NEX bodies and lenses on sale. Just wait a bit and you will buy NEX-5R or 6 for a lower price. Win situation for you.

As for lens market been dead - who cares? All the lenses are out there and I'm sure many of them will be produced for many years to come. Maybe we will even see some more APS-C lenses, since they were planned and some are probably almost ready for announcement. It's not like your NEX-5R is going to stop taking photos right? Take advantage of this situation and buy some NEX and enjoy shooting. Maybe down the road in a couple of years you can also switch to A7/r if need be.

The only bad thing in that is for those who are heavily invested in APS-C e-mount lenses - their resale value may go down (unlikely, since there is a quite a bit of a market right now for APS-C lenses). If you need just a couple of lenses to make you happy - I would just go for it and enjoy shooting excellent photos.

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