MY PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

MY PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Compared to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras are smaller (due to fewer parts, especially pentaprism or pentamirror) and sturdier (due to fewer moving parts).


As the type of street photography that I engage in requires a lot of travel using public transport I soon discovered that carrying lots of heave bulky expensive equipment was not practical in the long term so in 2009 I decided to see if there were and suitable options available to me. My first purchase was a Sony NEX-5 [August 2010] and while this camera was useable it did not meet many of my requirements. In 2011 the NEX-7 became available and while it did have some limitations it convinced me that it would be possible to migrate away from using DSLR equipment. I also purchased a Sony VG10 camcorder which I still use.

In 2014 I eventually decided to fully switch from Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless if and when a suitable camera became available and in June 2015 the camera that I was waiting for was announced by Sony. It was the ILCE-7RM2. Unfortunately the earlier A7R had a number of serious issues.

Initially I had planned to retain my Canon lenses as I had a Metabones adaptor but for various reasons I decided in December 2015 that I would purchase a set of suitable native lenses assuming that I can raise the cash.


SORRY FOR THE DELAY