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post #21 of 34
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Yea, I guess I jumbled that up a bit. My point was that the Alpha lenses have poor AF performance when used with the NEX cameras, and thus, if I purely wanted a better lens, which may not be an Alpha lens, then there would be no AF. There would likely not be much help in the IS department either.
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how often do you expect to change settings in the menu, more specifically what settings are you changing?

scroll down 1/2 way down to see the list of possible softkey options LINK

i have no idea what you are talking about with MF and IS but the kit zoom lens and the 18-200 are both stabilized in the lens, like for canon and nikon dslr.

I was more wondering how the overlay looks on the screen, or if it's just a shortcut to the menu item, which would just eliminate the live view, as it does if you navigate through the menu itself.
post #23 of 34
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Yea, I guess I jumbled that up a bit. My point was that the Alpha lenses have poor AF performance when used with the NEX cameras, and thus, if I purely wanted a better lens, which may not be an Alpha lens, then there would be no AF. There would likely not be much help in the IS department either.

i see what you are talking about. if you want inbody IS then the epl1 will be your best choice. the epl2 just came out, so the epl1 should drop in price. but IS still wont help you if you miss the focus....
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I know. I just need to find one which satisfies both my budget and my idea of desired performance. So, I assume that you're suggesting I not even bother looking further into those two superzooms that I listed?
post #25 of 34
i personally wouldnt consider the superzooms since they arent much smaller and not much cheaper then the epl1 or nex3.

epl1 is priced at 425 at buy.com thats only like 50-60 bucks more then the superzooms.

but i am a bit of a gear head...........smile.gif
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post #26 of 34
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Alright. I guess I'll do more research when I have some more time. I remember that I had looked at the E-PL1 earlier, and there were some things that weren't up to par with that I wanted, but I'll look at it again later.
post #27 of 34
I'm not too familiar with the EPL-1, but I do know that its shot to shot performance is quite bad. But I also know ppl with that camera that takes some pretty good pictures with it.

I also didn't know the price of EPL-1 is that cheap now. The GF1 and the EP-2 is so much more exp that I didn't think m43 was worth the price. I obviously is not a good source for m43 cameras.

Before I got my Nex-5, I had the Canon 200sx. I like the megazoom capability of the camera (12x), but I really couldn't defocus the background because the F-Stop is so high (3.5). If you are not familiar with that, don't worry about it. The 2 questions you should have when thinking about your next camera are:

How badly do you need the mega zoom feature(10x or above)?
Will you be willing to invest more money in other lens in the near future?

The second question is because the kit lens that comes with any DSLR or mirrorless cameras are so average in performance that you will almost always need to invest in additional lens. If you know you can't afford to, maybe you should look into something else. If you don't need megazoom and don't have the money to invest in additional lens, you should look into the Canon S95 or the Olympus XZ-1.

Oh, I can answer the question about the NEX-5 UI after the firmware update. The customizable buttons will not block out the LCD when you change the more common settings. It will only take up a portion of the screen (1/5 maybe) on the right side. But IMO, its not comfortable to hold up and adjust the settings. I always bring the camera down to my waist while I change the settings.
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post #28 of 34
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Thanks for the info. Yea. I looked into the E-PL1 a bit, and it seems the AF isn't that great.
post #29 of 34
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Thanks for the info. Yea. I looked into the E-PL1 a bit, and it seems the AF isn't that great.

i think you are getting a bit too caught up in reviews. if you have been shooting PS you wont notice it being slow at all.
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I haven't had a camera at all to use lately. I'm sure I would still notice. I am not just looking at reviews. I am both watching reviews as well as watching example footage.
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