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    Sony NEX-5n + 3 Carl Zeisses or Fuji X-E1 + 35mm


    Hello Guys,

    I need your opinion on this one. I still have my E-P1 and have been saving all these year for something new.
    The E-P1 is my first 'real' camera. I learned photography with it. I really like the looks and controls, but IQ (mainly noise and DR) are outdated now.
    I have the opportunity to buy 3 very good Contax Zeiss Lenses.
    So I have been thinking weather I buy :
    A) fuji XE + 35mm 1.4f or Zoom and later the 35mm
    Advantages : Autofocus, great lenses, great sensor, cool looking camera.

    B) NEX - 5n
    + Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2.8 (one of the best 28mm 2.8f)
    + Contax carl zeiss vario-sonnar 3,4/35-70 t* (many say one of the sharpes zoom lenses, It is like havin primes in a zoom)
    + Contax carl zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 (a classic)
    Advantages : Great lenses, work on any future body I buy (FF,ASPC, M43), lenses keep their value.

    A or B ? (about same price)
    Last edited by Luke; November 4th, 2012 at 01:44 PM. Reason: typo in title

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    I'm a pure Fuji fan and have to say the Fuji x series of camera's have everything that I want. I have been using DSLR's for years but meeting the x100 I fell in love with its capabilities.

    I would go for the Fuji and if you are in the uk I would consider looking at the deal Fuji is offering. Buy a x1pro and lens and Fuji will give you either a 18 or 35mm free so makes a very good option. Getting the x1pro plus 2 lens for around 1600.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmcmann/
    Last edited by northernsouluk; November 4th, 2012 at 12:59 PM.

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    I'd go with the 5n but then again I really enjoy using legacy glass so I'm hardly impartial. I think you gte a bit more flexibility with the 5n (you can change lenses) but the X100 is a fine camera.

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    I'm an autofocus guy and would pick the Fuji if those were my choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin Sabet View Post
    I'm an autofocus guy and would pick the Fuji if those were my choices.

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    The Fuji just rocks my socks. I sometime feel the camera can read my mind and knows what I'm looking for. Excellent camera and adapts to every job I have thrown at it

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    I would also pick the Fuji. I enjoy manual focus on occasion, but I value AF too much to not even have it as an option.

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    Can the fuji lenses compete with the zeisses? Do they have a 3d pop effect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterinex View Post
    Can the fuji lenses compete with the zeisses? Do they have a 3d pop effect?
    I don't know about special effects as I normally leave that till I am in photoshop. The optics are good in the Fuji and I say that from coming for DSLR background. The optics are perfectly matched to the sensor on the x100. But if you up the game to the x1pro then you have access to what ever optics you want to use.

    but special affects in a camera are good but I would guess they don't match up the the effects you can achieve in photoshop. But for quick processing then it's good.

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    view the samples in this thread...... http://www.seriouscompacts.com/f98/x-e1-samples-13136/ They are sharp and I would definitely say they have a 3D pop.

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    This comparison is not even close for me: I would choose the Fuji without a doubt. It really depends on how you want to use a camera but for me the use of manual focus lenses was a cheap pursuit that I wasn't interested in investing a lot of money in. Also, the NEX 5N can be a bit difficult to handle because it is quite short in the body and handgrip.
    Last edited by Luckypenguin; November 4th, 2012 at 07:07 PM.
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