Switch to Sony

April 11, 2016
For the first time in over 20 years I am using something besides a Canon camera to photograph professionally.  My epiphany started with fellow real estate photographer Wayne Capili.  Wayne shoots in a hotbed for interior photography--California.  And he has been raving about Sony's mirrorless cameras.  After seeing Wayne's work with his Sony (and being very impressed) I decided to give Sony a try.  With the help of a Metabones adapter I am able to use all my Canon lenses with any Sony mirrorless camera.
I ended up buying a used full frame A7 camera body and started using my trusty 17-40 Canon zoom lens.  I was really impressed at the final images.  The dynamic range was fantastic and the camera had several great features my Canon 6D did not.  Sony's wifi app is very user friendly and connecting the camera to my tablet is a breeze.  The tiltable live view screen makes setting up shots easier and manual focus is also way easier thanks to Sony's "focus peaking" feature.
The camera is also more compact and lighter meaning I have less weight to carry around during the day.  In fact, I picked up an even smaller and lighter Sony camera, the A6000, just for exteriors and pole photography.  On windy days it sure is nice to have a camera much easier to control when it is stuck on a pole 18 feet in the air!
And best of all--Sony's A7 was about half the price of the Canon 6D.  The A6000 was even cheaper.  By now means are these perfect cameras--but for real estate photography they are really impressive.  I must say I was pleasantly shocked at how much I love these Sony mirrorless cameras.  Lighter, more compact, with great features for interior photography--with less impact on the wallet.

 


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