After more than a decade with Canon DSLRs, I’m seriously thinking of going Sony mirrorless.
I dropped my 5DM2 the other day, and it still works, but the mirror is loose, so my photos are slightly blurry, especially on the edges. I’m checking with repair shops, but one in Seattle quoted me $400 to repair, and that’s if they don’t need any parts. Ugh.
That has caused me to start looking into alternatives. I’ve been hearing amazing things from about Sony cameras for years, and so after a few days of digging I have to say that I’m probably going to get an A6000 with a Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens. It’s a four-year-old camera, but it’s still highly capable, and it’s extremely affordable. (Thanks to a friend at Sony, I can get the A6000 for a nice discount, to boot).
Just watching YouTube videos of pro photographers using it is like Star Trek technology compared to the Canon DSLRs I’ve been using. The interface and menu system looks like labyrinthian, but once it’s up and running it can do things that you can’t even dream of with Canon.
Here’s a good rundown
I also really like the small size, as I’ve been doing a lot of hiking in the wilderness lately, and hauling my big-ass DSLR and lenses with me is wearing on me. I’ve also got a big overseas trip coming up where I’m thinking this will be perfect.
Anyone else playing around with mirrorless? Any experience with the A6000s? My hardest decision right now is the Sigma 30mm 1.4 or the Sony 35mm 1.8. The Sigma 30mm is twice the length, but it also has more beautiful colors and is sharper. The Sony, though, is faster on autofocus. It’s driving me crazy.