Sony NEX-7 on location - assessment

Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Heliar
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Heliar

Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Heliar
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Heliar

Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8

Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8

Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-7 Zeiss 24mm f/1.8

Photography © David and Ann Taylor-Hughes

Having returned from my trip to the sunny Peak District, and having shot everything on my two NEX-7's, I can confirm what an easy and responsive camera it is to use. No missed AF, great IS on the two zooms (and contrary to rumours - excellent quality) and a no fuss approach to picture taking.

I wrote some time ago when it was announced that the NEX-7 could be the travel photographers ideal camera. Well it certainly is for me. I love the way it just gets on with it in an efficient and enjoyable way. I shot everything on ISO 100 and at that setting it performs very well indeed.The viewfinder is top class, the function buttons fall easily to hand so its easy to change settings without looking away from the camera, the AF is 100% accurate for me in the way that I use it and I've said this before, but it just makes taking my kind of photographs very easy. The files are huge and will be very useful for my (our) stock collection. All this in a package that is easy and light to carry. 

So tomorrow I'll be moving from the BMW of current digital cameras, to what might be described as the Shelby Cobra of current digital picture-making machines. Many of you who saw my last "teaser" post will probably have guessed what it is. All will be revealed in my next doodlings, but I'm already bracing myself for somewhat of an adventure. Its a camera that after just a couple of days I've alternately wanted to put on a pedestal and worship and then wanted to throw against a wall!!

More later.