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Your advice is needed, since life is a compromise.
I own 2 cameras: a Canon S95 and a Canon 5D MK II, the latter with a few Zeiss lenses and a Zacuto Z-Finder for focusing (I don't like focusing trough the viewfinder, even with the EG-S screen).
I am always pleasantly surprised when viewing the results from the S95, but of course only base ISO 80 will do. Then, when looking at files from the 5D2 I wish I had brought that camera instead. However, it is no fun carrying it and one or more Zeiss lenses over the mountains and trough cities.
Having said that you already guess that I'm no fan either of carrying a tripod over longer distances, so proper IQ at higher ISO's and/or image stabilization is very welcome. A one lens solution sounds a bit like a zoom, however I would miss large openings (2.8 or better).
My options seem to be:
- Keep on using the 5D2, but get the Canon 40mm pancake. I would like it a little bit wider, but this is probably the most economical, smallest and lightest solution (200 Euro).
- Get something like the new Canon 28 or 35 IS. Would like the IS but these lenses are expensive (670-760 Euro's).... nearly in the price range of:
- A Nex-6 with kit lens. Like the EVF and the tilt screen. Focus peeking would be useful when adding other MF lenses. However, some people complain about the new 16-50 lens: too soft and only corrected well with in camera software in JPGs. Now I happen to like RAW a lot...
Weird feeling: I might like the Nex-6 a little too much, using the 5D2 plus Zeisses not enough any more ...
So, what would your advice be: (approaching 5D2 sensor quality,) Zeiss look, with the least amount of weight and bulk whilst spending no more than 1.000 Euro.
Sigma Merril doesn't seem to cut it because low-ISO only and no support in Lightroom, I don't think that something like a Sony RX100 will be a substantial improvement over the S95 whilst approaching the price of a Nex-6L (600 versus 850 Euro's).
Ridiculously cheap option: Nex-5N with old 18-55, except nobody likes the lens, no EVF (439 Euro's)
Thank you for your thoughts.