Upload & Sell: Off
As an M9 owner who is able to calibrate his own camera, and a frequent NEX5N user, I'd rate the M9 as 4/5 and NEX and 3/5 (once the menu is configured properly).
I find RF fantastic for anything with people or using filters (polarisers are a little tricky though). Obviously you're aware of lens length limitations etc.
The NEX-7 gets very close to being a 5/5 for me...
So Daniel, I guess you have one, eh? Otherwise how could you say at this point? Tell us more
As to 5D and Leica R. Is there any R lens superior to M counterpart? Forget close focus a sec. Maybe there are, but R is second best, sorry. Now I better run for cover, hehe. Truthfully, I know very little about anything and even less about the Rs except they are too friggin big.
Anytime I can get a small compact lens with as good or better quality as a much bigger one, I'd rather have it. 5D + leica R is nice, but I will take 5n + leica M if I can have what i want. The 5D is full frame and the Nex cannot go there but that is irelevant because I want a coat pock camera and the 5D cannot go there. I want to shoot old classic glass, the 5D cannot go there. There really is not much of a comparison between 5D and 5n. In their own way they each are far superior to the other.
I do hope we will start seeing more from the lucky lux owners in the quest for "one lens" at whatever fov. Somebody was implying that edges were not the lux strong suit--I can't remember if he was refering to the 35 or 50---but I found that hard to believe.
The leica 28/2 seems like it was made for the 5n. Feels fantastic on the camera and seems to do edges very very well. OOF render also superb, and hawks allows you to see more if you want. The hated hood is fine, looks great, but of course it doesn't really need a hood--and it goes in your pocket very nice without one. You can walk out the door with the 28/2 and a CV 75/2.5 and never look back. You don't need a bag at all in the winter with that minimalist set. But add two more, ZM18 or cv15, and your 50 of choice and you are again VERY discreet, and extremely well armed. In terms of stealth and light travel the 5n kills the m9.
The nex will adjust like few other cameras to whatever gear you have, but it truly excels with small handpicked lenses.
At this moment nothing on earth beats the n5 at being very small, and very sharp. In that respect the only other camera you could consider would be the GXR---which to be fair might be better with M glass.