Streamlining my kit

October 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I’m making some changes in my kit – I don’t expect this to be of much interest to anyone but photographers, and probably only Sony users.

I got rid of 3 of my cameras and several lenses.  Specifically, I got rid of my A7II (with the 28-70 kit lens), A7RII, and A6300.  I also got rid of my Canon 600mm f/4 and the Metabones 4 adapter, the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8, the Sony Zeiss 16-70, the Sigma 24mm f/1.4.

What did I get instead?  I got the A7III and the A7RIII as my only camera bodies, and I got the Sony 100-400 GM, and I’m probably going to get the Sony 28mm f/2 in the very near future.

I was very happy with the image quality on my old cameras, and waited for quite a while before I upgraded.  The thing that finally got me to upgrade was the improved autofocus.  If I only shot in the studio, I wouldn’t have upgraded, but since I do a lot of outdoor shoots, frequently shooting in near darkness or directly into the sun, the improved AF, particularly the improved Eye AF, has been a huge benefit.

Why did I trade in the Canon 600mm?  Since I don’t shoot nearly as much wildlife, it wasn’t necessary, and even then, it was just too much focal length (not to mention, it’s a BIG, heavy, awkward lens – it was just a huge pain to use).  The Sigma lenses were both great, too, but I wanted to go native E-mount instead of using adapters.

Now, I have a very light kit that really suits the photography I’m doing lately.  I can be in remote areas, sometimes in some really steep, tricky terrain, and it’s so much easier to use my current kit.

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May June July August September October November December (1)
January (5) February March April May (1) June July (1) August September October November December (1)
January (2) February (1) March April (2) May June (1) July August September October (1) November December (1)
January February March (6) April (1) May (1) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July (1) August September October November December (1)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May (1) June July August September October (1) November December
January February (1) March April May June July (1) August September October (3) November December (1)
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December