Next Purchase Advice
OK, today I am selling my iPad 1 64GB 3G for £450. I am planning on spending that money on photographic equipment. I will be saving some more money as well to reach my target fund of £700. I currently have two Canon DSLRs, the 450D and the 5D mark 1 with a canon 70-300mm F4.0-5.6, a canon 50mm F1.8, A canon 17-40mm F4.0 and a Canon EFS 18-55mm kit lens. My next purchase choice is between a Canon 100mm 2.8 L macro lens and a Sony NEX 5 with a 16mm pancake lens. The macro lens will help immensely but so will the NEX as I cannot carry my DSLRs everywhere and I could fit it in my pocket all the time meaning that I wont miss opportunities. But it means that I would have to start a new collection of lenses. I am having a huge problem choosing what to go for so I thought I would ask the surplus of enthusiasts and Pros at the WDC forums for help.
Please help !
Hi Louis. The Sony NEX-5 grabbed a score of 90% in the test of 08/10 in this mag. It uses the Sony E lense. It has no viewfinder but one is optional. The test said that the camera produces class-leading images that outshine some stiff competition from its Micro four thirds peers. It only weighs 229g so would be easy to carry. RRP is £530 kit. Even the famed Charlie Waite is coming round to the notion of carrying a compact with him these days, and we all know how brilliant his images are. I guess it's horses for courses. All the best.
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