November 4th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Sony NEX-5n + 3 Carl Zeisses or Fuji X-E1 + 35mm
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 I really like the looks and controls, but IQ (mainly noise and DR) are outdated now.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 02:44 PM.
Reason: typo in title
November 4th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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.
Last edited by northernsouluk; November 4th, 2012 at 01:59 PM.
November 4th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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.
November 4th, 2012, 02:30 PM
I'm an autofocus guy and would pick the Fuji if those were my choices.
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November 4th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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
Originally Posted by Amin Sabet
November 4th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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.
November 4th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Can the fuji lenses compete with the zeisses? Do they have a 3d pop effect?
November 4th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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.
Originally Posted by asterinex
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.
November 4th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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.
November 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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 08:07 PM.
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