I’m taking a deep breath. A really, really deep breath… because I’m going to talk about gear. Always dicey; it always incites such a ruckus, which is why I usually avoid it. Not to say I don’t have opinions! Mais non! I’m downright opinionATED, as anyone who knows me well can attest.
You may know I’m beginning a quest to find a light, mirrorless camera system that’ll lighten my gear load – but still allow me to create without compromise. I wrote a bit about it here and here. I knew this journey wouldn’t be easy – maybe not even possible! But I have to try. Today’s chapter: Sony & why it had to go back.
Carrying the weight of my gear is becoming an issue. My backpack full of my beloved Canon 6D’s and lenses has thrown me off-balance and taken me down a few times now. I don’t find that to be all that pleasant. Clambering over rocks, standing on ledges with 1000 ft drops and other landscape-y positions in which I find myself is becoming nerve-wracking. There are times I won’t even go for a shot I want simply because I’m scared that my pack with go all rogue and toss me over a cliff to an early death. That’s no good.
This was me, all clambered up in the giant granite boulders around Lake Tahoe. I had a smaller pack then and I had to be super careful… mine’s even heavier now!
Well then. When last we spoke, I was doing it. Moving from Canon. Going to Sony. Had it all figured out.
Now: I don’t have it all figured out at all – and I’m NOT switching to Sony. Dealing with the surprise of my own conclusion, after a test run with the A7ii, 24-70 and 70-200.
Instead, I’m digging in. Debunking mis-information. Embarking on a mission to find out what’s REALLY going to float my boat. Trying Fuji and Panasonic. Learning some science.
This is going to be a VERRRRRY interesting journey. I’m planning to blog about the whole thing as I work my way through this. Because if I find this whole camera selection challenging – there must be a few of you who do too! And I don’t think some of the right questions are being asked.
So here we go. Canon to mirrorless, but how? Who? Why? Which? What? That’s what I’m going to work out, starting now. Are you in? I am!
In the meantime, enjoy some iPhone 6+ photos.
I took these the other day when I was boycotting cameras. I was SO over this whole thing. I was bummed, disappointed, annoyed… and just wanted to take pictures.
So I took my mobile phone out and frankly, had a blast.
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