What next for an NEX 5N user

Started Nov 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joachim Wulfers
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Re: well???

captura wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

edwardaneal wrote:

are you hung up on gear or do you just want to take pictures?

I like taking pictures and I love what my NEX-7 can do, as such I plan on using it until it stops working. When that happens I will look to see what new cameras are available.

Seriously - there was a time not so long ago when digital was still catching up so to speak, but these days cameras are so good that they can out put images better than most people will ever need - I print my best prints, and most of the big prints I have were taken with 6 and 10mp Nikons - my NEX-7 can easily blow them away, but who really prints that big. Then you have the vast majority of people who look at their pictures on their computer - - how much more resolution do you really need to view a picture filling the screen of a computer to TV?

the problem here is that people like to look at these tiny 100+% drops and then compare things no normal person would ever see.

photography should be about having fun and taking pictures and sharing those pictures with friends and family

gear collecting should be about collecting the best gear and then having a "who has the biggest" contest with fellow collectors

which one do you want to do?


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I am one of those who want to take pictures. But in the digital age my 3 year old 5N could be a dinosaur? Agreed, it takes terrific photos, however is a 6 or a 7 better. I am not speculating yet on the quality of the A7 and other systems. Thanks for your comments.

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If your 5N is working fine, live with it. If you want faster AF and you have some NEX lenses, then you can pick up a 5R pretty cheap now and use PDAF. But the IQ of the 5N is slightly better than the 5R or the 6.

Good luck!

That is exactly what I was wondering about. I like the results from the 5N and if I don't gain anything by going to one of the newer NEX models, what is the point. But it is always this quest for greener pastures. Thanks for your reply.

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