As I was still a little dubious about some of the issues with the NEX-7 (image sensor corner softness and colour casting with adapted lenses) I had been thinking about upgrading my NEX 3 to either the NEX 3c or an NEX 5n to get the new 16mp sensor, which had got very good reviews. I had done some looking around and almost bought a 3c, when my Dad arrived for a visit. He was thinking of getting a mirror-less camera and really liked the NEX, so knowing that I was looking to upgrade, he offered to buy the NEX 3 off me and look for a kit 18-55mm lens at a later stage. He wanted to use it as both a point and shoot for general pics, and also to use with an adapter for his Pentax K mount and M42 mount collection.
While he was here, I kept my eye out in the classifieds for a replacement, but nothing was coming up. The day Dad was leaving to go back to Australia, I called Henrys Outlet Centre and found they had open box NEX 5n's for $105 off new. I've never seen a NEX 5n on sale before (and I thought they were sold out), so on the way to the airport, we stopped off and picked one up, complete with the kit lens. I kept the 5n body, and Dad now has a nice NEX 3 with a 18-55mm lens, so it all worked out very nicely.
|Sony NEX 5n with Leica Summitar 50mm f2 at f2, ISO 3200|