Streamlining my kit
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.
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