Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upgrading to Sony Mirrorless

August 1, 2017 -- New Bern, North Carolina

In my last post I covered how my L-series lens let me down. After a lot of soul searching (and even more Googling) I decided to switch up my life: I’ve gone mirrorless <gasp!>
Assorted shots from around the Abacos with our new toy, the Sony a6000

The Rebel (my backup camera) was the first to go, replaced by a Sony a6000. This was an experiment to see if I even liked it. I played with the a6000 for a month in the Abacos and during our passage back to the States. I was hooked and converted. 

Upon reaching North Carolina, basically my entire camera bag went on eBay or got sold to KEH. The 6D was replaced by a Sony a7 full-frame mirrorless camera. The Canon EF 24-105 f/4L was replaced by a Sony-Zeiss FE 24-70 f/4. In the end, I came out about even money-wise with two caveats: I lost my telephoto lens and have not decided what I’m going to replace it with. I kept my two Rokinon manual focus lenses that I use for nightscapes and bought an adapter tube to use the Canon EF-mount on the Sony e-mount. 

The primary reason I made the switch was size. The Sony is much lighter and easier to carry. I learned a long time ago, the lighter and easier to carry a camera is, the more often it will get used!
This might be a contender for one of my all time favorite photos.

The Sony cameras are very popular for use with older manual focus lenses. The Sony glass can sometimes make Canon L-series lenses look cheap. When spending this much money, I want the best, most reliable and quality glass I can get. I’m very interested and looking into adapting Leica M-mount lenses for use on the Sony. More on that later! 

Beach walk