I’m still waiting for a bit of sunny weather or a clear evening to go out and try some stuff. (Well, the camera is with me every day when I go out, just that with this crappy weather I’m not venturing out much.)
One thing’s for sure is that I need to have more than just that 18-55 slow-ish zoom. I’ve got the 16mm f2.8 pancake lens but since I’ll be selling off my NEX-5, I may need to include that as part of the package to get a half-way decent price. But what lenses to get next? The 18-200mm, which is no faster than my 18-55 but faster than the 55 to 200? The 30mm, which has macro capabilities? I’m thinking that it could be the 50mm because at maximum aperture of f1.8 it’s the fast E mount lens Sony is currently selling.
Here’s a roadmap for Sony E mount lenses, which I found here.
Another option might be to buy the Sony adapter that would let me use their A mount lenses on the camera. Not sure if I want to go there or not.
By the way, the folks over at DxOMark have done their testing on the NEX-7 and you can check out some comparisons. Here’s the Sony vs. Nikon’s J1 and V1 – no surprise that the Sony comes out the winner. This one’s a surprise though – the Sony NEX-7 vs. Sony’s A65 and A77 – the NEX-7 beats them all – don’t they all have the same sensor? Check out this one – Sony NEX-7 vs. Pentax K-5 vs. Nikon D7000 – the results are so close they’re probably statistically insignificant.