I Decided… I Now Own The Sony A7III

That’s right, I made the switch from DSLR to mirrorless, and from Canon to Sony.  This article isn’t going to include very many shots that I’ve taken with it.  I have only had it for a little over 24 hours.  I was able to get up early this morning and take a few shots down by the Rappahannock river.

The other shots I will be including are the final photos I took with my Canon 80D.  Just FYI, I traded in everything that I owned other than my Redking glidecam.  That included all of my lenses, the 80D, batterygrip, Ronin S, and even a Rebel T6 and it’s lenses to get this camera.  When I say I’m all in, It really mans I’m all in.

Why I decided to trade in my 80D

Taken with the Canon 80D

I only had my 80D for roughly six months.  I had taken countless hours of video and roughly 7,000 photos in those 6 months.

I knew all along it would be a starter camera for what I planned on doing with our business.  I just never thought I would have been able to get a mirrorless camera this soon.  

The limitations of the 80D I believe were holding me back.  I know everyone says that it’s not the camera that makes the artist who they are – but there are things that a high end camera can do that an average one can’t.  I wanted 120 fps and I wanted more dynamic range in my photos.  I also wanted 4k recording and it didn’t have to be high fps.

This is all things that the 80D did not provide.  Don’t get me wrong – the 80D is a wonderful camera.  it has and will continue to get people far in their business.  There are many videography businesses that started on the 80D.  It’s just a camera that Was keeping me from doing what I wanted to do.  It really is that simple.

Taken with the Canon 80D

What I have experienced with the A7III so far…

Look at the dynamic range in the sky.  Incredible.  Taken with the Sony A7III

I don’t know what to say.  I mean, it’s a completely different experience.  Everything about DSLR and mirrorless cameras are about the same…  but everything about this camera is so much ahead of what I have been use to.

My time-line in terms of cameras is the Rebel T6 then the 80D and now the A7III.  All of these changes have happened within the last 7 months.  a little over 6 months ago I was still using the T6 for both images and video.

I’m so impressed by the major things like the lcd viewfinder, the dynamic range and the speed of the auto focus. I’m even impressed and like the way the camera “feels” as it takes a photo.  it doesn’t feel like a mirror click, but it’s very similar.  I really enjoy it.  It can pop off photos faster than I’ve seen so far and I’ve taken some pretty impressive photos so far.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds with this camera.  I don’t think I’ll have to upgrade for quite a few years to come.

Taken with the Sony A7III

Going to get good practice with the A7III in New York City

I’ll be honest, I’m a bit nervous.  I’ve always been a bit nervous in dense environments with a lot of people.  The more people, the more that could happen.  I think about a lot of negatives in big cities.  It’s never really a good time for me.

But regardless, my wife and I are leaving early tomorrow morning and we have an airbnb scheduled for tomorrow night and Sunday (off on Monday).

I’m looking forward to it.  I’ll be updating this blog about how it was.  I’m sure it will be a blast!

I have been taking photos and film since I was a child. Now that I'm in my mid 30's, I want to share with the world what I have learned over the years. I attempt to live every day to the fullest and share that with you through my blog. I am an electrician by trade and photo and video lie within the "hobby" aspect of my life at the moment. It's what I'm truly passionate about.
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