I had been thinking for a bit that I might reenter the m43 world and pick up a used GX1 or perhaps and E-PL2 as an AF camera snapshot camera. I'm a manual focus user on the NEX (me and my Rokkors) and generally pretty happy with that setup. Of course there are occasions when AF would be nice like when the occasional kids birthday party or Chanukah celebration pops up (like tonight) where AF would be a helpful. There is also the moment when my wife wants to take some photos and she gives me that look when I hand her my 5n with the Rokkor 24 on it...then grabs her iPhone to use instead.
I tried the AF lens route on the 5n (got a very nice Sigma 30) and as far as I am convinced the NEX does not actually come equipped with AF. It's all some sort of mass illusion that they spread by impregnating the camera's packing material with a hallucinogen. AF? PFFFFFFT...the 5n is a manual focus camera like my old OM1. So now that the NEX is happy with it's 40 year old stable of lenses I decided to pick up something to fill the AF need. That and I have always had a thing for the X10 (and Fuji) so on it's way is a lovely X10 (from Ray) and I am really looking forward to it. First order of business is a Gordy strap and soft release button.