Fri 21-Sep-12 12:12 AM | edited Fri 21-Sep-12 12:13 AM by David D Busch
>That announced Sony Nex-6 is very attractive to me and I'm >thinking of switching from Nikon digital to the Nex-6. I't >sounds like it will be very similar to the Nex-7 with less >pixels but it has the same EVF, appearently. I'll be keeping >my Nikon film stuff, and the idea of being able to use the MF >Nikon glass on the Nex, with focus peaking, is very >attractive. > >So if I were to get a Nex-7 instead of something like a D3200 >or D5100, what would I be giving up? > >I assume the EVF would have a slight lag, true? Is the (Sony) >autofocus slower? General impressions? > >Thanks, >...Mike I've got the NEX-7, as well as the D3200 (which I converted to infrared) and the D5100 (which is my wife's main camera.) I had the SLT-A77, but sold it and kept the NEX-7 as a more compact version of the A77. My SLT now is the A37, which is good enough. I like the focus peaking on both, particularly with close-up work using the Sony 30mm A-mount macro lens.
Autofocus is not fantastic with E-mount lenses, but seems good enough. I actually use the NEX-7 with my large collection of Sony and Minolta A-mount lenses and the E-to-A SLT-style adapter. I love how I can buy inexpensive Minolta-branded lenses (many of them identical to the current Sony A-mount versions) for low prices. They're full-frame and will work with the A99, too. I've ordered the NEX-6 and NEX-5R for comparison, but I suspect I'll end up keeping the NEX-7, which has become one of my favorite cameras.