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      09-03-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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Sold all my expensive Canon gear and picked up a tiny Sony. Here are the results.

I've been shooting with Canon for like 10 years. I've been using a Canon 5D Mark II and III for most of those years and had quite the collection of prime L lenses. I don't know why, but I just felt like I needed a big change and was really interested in Sony's A7R camera. My canon lens collection is what handcuffed me to staying with Canon (and it wasn't a bad thing), but I really wanted to try something different.

So I sold all of my Canon gear and started doing research on which Sony camera to pick up. I settled on the a7r ii. Then I started researching lenses and realized I'd have to build up my collection all over again and those Sony Zeiss lenses are quite a bit more expensive than my L series lenses were. So what did I do? I just picked up a fixed focal length camera instead. Yup, I bought the Sony RX1R II. Yes it's expensive for a camera that you can only shoot at 35mm with and the battery life is HORRENDOUS. But man is it a joy to shoot with and it takes great photos.

I bought the original Sony RX1 way back when it was first released and I loved that camera as well, but the autofocus was so slow and unusable in low light. This version of the camera solves all the issues I had with the original aside from the battery life.

I absolutely love this camera. Sure there are times when I wish I could shoot at different focal lengths, but for 95% of what I shoot, I just make it work and I don't have to plan what lenses to take with me. I took this camera out with me to the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas this weekend and had so much fun walking around and shooting a bunch of cars. I even got a couple panning shots in which are half decent considering I shot them with a 35mm camera. Thanks to 42+ megapixels I can crop in quite a bit and still have a pretty high resolution image. Anyways, just thought I'd share my experience with this lovely little camera and share a bunch of photos I took at the race.










































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Nice work. I'd love to dump some of my Canon gear. I just hate selling stuff.
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Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing
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Nice work. I'd love to dump some of my Canon gear. I just hate selling stuff.
I sold all my gear on Craigslist and it all went pretty quickly.
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Are you shooting freehand?
Yea. I need to check if this camera has some sort of internal stabilization because I was able to shoot at some shutter speeds that would have been pretty blurry using my canon. I dont have the steadiest hands. Or maybe part of it is because the camera is so small and light that it's easier to hold steady.
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42 megapixels (!) never looked so good.
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Yea. I need to check if this camera has some sort of internal stabilization because I was able to shoot at some shutter speeds that would have been pretty blurry using my canon. I dont have the steadiest hands. Or maybe part of it is because the camera is so small and light that it's easier to hold steady.
That's what I was thinking. Those pics are amazing for free hand shots, even if they're edited. Even more so if they weren't. Damn good job.
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Gorgeous photos from a very expensive, but small, camera. Loved the post processing also.

I was at the event as well, and since I had my two year old with me, decided to just grab the Sony A5000 and bang out some pictures. Wish I could have taken my 5D Mark III, but it's too much to lug around when you have a kid.

That being said, if I was to sell all my Canon gear, including lenses, I'm still not sure if I'd have enough to purchase your camera!
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