Why did you buy a Sony?

Discussion in 'Sony Cameras' started by EDL, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. lance70

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    I used both Canon & Nikon in the past and made the switch to Sony because of the size and weight along with image quality... been very impressed with it.


     
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    I like having first-hand knowledge.

    Soapbox: I work with a lot of photographers in real-life and conversing over the internet. There's a general trend to dwell on things that are missing, wrong or inferior with things. Cameras, cars, wine, jobs, spouses (the list doesn't really stop). There's a video by photographer Dewitt Jones called "Celebrate What's Right with the World." I think it's worth watching.

    Anyway, I got the a6000 based on recommendations. I like it. It does many things very well. There are things that the Sony does that no other camera does and that I like better. Likewise, there are things I like better about my Nikon (I love how configurable it is and how much control I can have). And Canon? Same thing. I just happen to have a lot more Canon stuff.

    When I want small and light, I grab the Sony. When I want to use some amazing optics, I reach for the Canon. It's simply a matter of grabbing the right tool for the job.

    When you have only one screwdriver, it can be used for many different jobs. If you happen to have a full set of screwdrivers, you're more likely to grab the optimal tool for the job as it's simply more enjoyable. And yeah, sometimes you *need* a more specialized tool for particular needs.

    "It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools." Any of these cameras can take great pictures.
     
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    I agree with dasmith when you want something small and light grab the Sony. I have the Sony RX100iii and iv. Use them primarily for video and time-lapse on vacation and local festivals. They are compact, light weight and I think I blend into the background better when shooting video. People don't pay attention since it is a compact. If I am taking photos of the grandkids then I will go for the Canon.
     
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    Because I got a great deal on a used Alpha 300 with an 18-70mm lens and a 55-200mm lens.
     
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    I think this topic is quite good for my first post.

    In past I used a Nikon D300 and i was very happy with all that buttons and wheels for configuration.

    But then I sold it and bought a Sony A6000. There are two reasons for it.
    The first reason is the very good picture quality and the awesome 23 megapixel sensor.
    The other reason is: That the best camera is the one that you carry with you :)

    Best regards
     
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    Got an a6000 plua cash in a trade of my Canon 6d

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    It has a Carl Zeiss T* lens.
     
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    In-body stabilization and the ability to use old Minolta lenses did it for me when I bought an a300 over a decade ago. Crazy thing is that I never did bother with the Minolta lenses, or any other outside of the two kit lenses I bought with it. Wasn't until that camera started malfunctioning that I started buying Minolta lenses. I got a used a55 and started buying up cheap Minolta lenses and started paying more attention to trying to take great photos. They're mostly good enough for me, but I really like some of those high end mirrorless like the A7R III. But I've never been able to talk myself into spending the time and money to really get serious about it.
     
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    Small light and quality files............
     

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