Cameras

Cameras

Occasionally, i get asked why I use Sony cameras, as I am a Sony Global Imagung Ambassador, I would like to answer that question with this post. I have now had a range of Sony digital camera’s, since my original a900 a-mount camera. I loved using the a900 as it had the best viewfinder on a DSLR camera and it gave me files that were highly useable, but it was a little limited for the type of work that I have been doing more recently. As my work has evolved my camera needs have changed. I used the a99 for a while and liked it a lot but once the a7 series came out I moved whole heartedly to them. My favourite camera that I have ever used (so far) is the a7RMKII, but the RX1RII is a extremely close second, if I could put a 50mm or 28mm lens on it then it might even be my favourite, but then that is what I do with the a7RMKII which is why it is my favourite camera. I like, that I can also put something like the Zeiss Loxia 35mm lens on it, to give me zone focusing for street photography.

I also like the little a6300, I did have a a5000 once for a while but did not get on with it as I kept basing my face with it as I tried to raise it to my eye. I love having a viewfinder to look though and I have not quiet got that used to using the rear screen to make images with, so bashing the camera into my face was not exactly what I wanted from a  camera, I did love the little NEX-7 though as I could get good images from it and was nicely balanced in the hand, when working.

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Sony a7RMKII camera, Zeiss Loxia 35mm f2 lens with Lens Taab and optical viewfinder.

Something that I really appreciate on the current a7 series cameras is the placement of the exposure compensation dial it has changed how I set up the camera for street and documentary photography. i now use Auto ISO, minimum shutter speeds set between 1/250th and 1/1000th and to change exposure if the camera is not doing what I want I use the exposure compensation dial which is right under my thumb.

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