Post By Olivier Duong
August 8th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Ok the NEX7 rocks
I was never really into the NEX cameras, the NEX7 looked nice with some good specs but I never jumped the bandwagon.
I did a comparison on my blog along with the OMD and Fuji Xpro with M glass. Man this camera ROCKS, I should have bought it instead of the OMD.
It is so easy with manual glass and so fast with the fps it's almost like cheating. I never knew it had of that in it's tiny body!
I think it's unfortunate Sony does not focus on their camera marketing enough, if it had, I might have bought the NEX7.
I dont really like the build and the UI but besides this it really is a solid camera, the best of all that I tested for manual lenses.
August 8th, 2012, 05:04 PM
I love my NEX7.
Had Sony had some more decent lenses or even released a larger roadmap the EM5 would have struggled.
But m4/3 has a great range of great lenses and many more coming soon that take advantage of their cameras capabilities. A camera on its own doesn't make a system.
The real surprise to me is that the Samsung system hasn't done better. Now there's a marketing fail.
August 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Thanks for sharing the blog (great design there, btw) and review!
If you have time to run a follow-up, you may want to think about not stopping down to f16. That's pretty far into diffraction territory and you won't be able to see any of the newer/higher mpx sensors' resolution performance. It would seem like the E-M5 peaks around f4, the Nex-7 at about f5.6, (assume Xpro1 is in the same range?), etc. I know you were probably trying to keep the playing field level, and this could make it really challenging to conduct a test with different DoF, but don't think you are giving any of the newer cameras a chance to show anywhere close to their true resolution performance. Just a friendly suggestion.
August 8th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Hahaha, after shooting SLRs, Mediums, RFs, and DSLRs I still find focusing manual glass on the NEX-7 the fastest and most precise, and yes, it does feel like cheating
Originally Posted by Olivier Duong
August 9th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the compliment!
Originally Posted by krugorg
I know for the f16, but then again, I just wanted max dof and not have to miss my focus :) (some of the cams really sucked at that)
August 9th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Yup. Too easy!
Originally Posted by Phoenix
August 10th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Love seeing how this stuff gets put together, especially things as skinny and tight as modern cameras.
Care to donate the EVF, so that I can transplant it into my Pentax K-01?
August 10th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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