The Sony a7riii & What's In My Bag
My camera bag has changed a lot over the years but one thing has remained consistent- it's chock full of Sony. Multiple Sony cameras, an array of Sony lenses, a fan letter to Sony that I haven't mailed yet... even my bag is Sony and it's neon orange inside because Sony is never boring.
These days I shoot weddings with Sony a7riii's and I'm in love! The eye-focus is bonkers and a total game changer for wedding photographers. It noticeably improved my portraits, my dance floor photos and the getting ready photos.
Hi, I'm the greatest thing ever.
And I have a DxO sensor score of 100!
When the first Alpha came out in 2006, I was working for Sony in Texas. Since then I've purchased at least 15 cameras from compact to full frame. I started with their first-ever Sony Alpha a100 with a whopping 10 megapixels.
The a77 made a brief appearance in my collection before upgrading to the a99 and using that for a couple years. When the a99ii was announced to the world, I snapped them up. All of 2017 was shot with these cameras and I was pretty damn happy with them but I was jealous of the e-mount lenses.
At the end of 2017, I welcomed two Sony a7riii's into my cam-family along with a host of jaw dropping lenses. I feel like a new mom again, boasting to anyone who will listen about my babies. They're so smart. They're so beautiful. They sleep through the night. Ok, I'm getting carried away.
"HIGH END CAMERA OF THE YEAR."
-DPReview Awards, 2017
After selling ALL of my Sony a-mount gear *cry*, I eagerly tested a few e-mount lenses. Some of them are much heavier than their a-mount equivalents. These are the ones in my bag (or rather, in my Pelican 1510) that I would buy over and over again:
- 90mm Macro f/2.8 G Master - SEL90MF28G (It's practically a microscope yet also a bomb ass portrait lens if you need it to do double duty.)
- 35mm Sonnar T* f/2.8 ZA - SEL35F28Z (The hype is real, the reviews don't lie, the lens is amazing... and it's TINY. This lens is magic.)
- 85mm f/1.4 G Master - SEL85F14GM (The portrait lens of your wildest dreams... too bad it weighs an absolute ton! #worthit)
- 35mm f/1.4 ZA - SEL35F14Z (I chose this over the 50mm since I have the 85mm. This offers diverse portraits when I shoot with two cameras.)
- 70-200mm f/2.8 - SEL70200GM (What can I say? This stunner is essential for wedding ceremonies and I just can't do without it.)
- 16-35mm f/2.8 - SEL1635GM (A beast on the dance floor and for sweeping vistas... this lens deserves it's exceptional reviews. I use it constantly for receptions and urban portraits. The flare is gorgeous. It may eventually be replaced by a very wide prime, though!)
Questions or suggestions?
Inbox me! I'm always up for trying new lenses and testing out products!