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.

 
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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.

 
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"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!)
 
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Questions or suggestions? 

Inbox me! I'm always up for trying new lenses and testing out products!

 
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