The pros and cons of my Sonya6000 experience as an avid Canon shooter.
My interests in photography started when I was young; my Dad is a landscape photographer, so there were always cameras around everywhere we traveled. My first camera was a Minolta SLR, then I followed in his footsteps and purchased the Canon Rebel DSLR. I’ve been a Canon girl for about ten years, upgrading ever so often, now shooting with a Canon 6D. I’ve been shooting with my 6D for the last two years and have for the most part been very satisfied with my photographers. However, it’s big and cumbersome, especially when matched with my Tamron 70-200mm.
So last month I decided that it was time to make a change and try one a mirrorless camera. I wanted something that I could use for travel and that can also shoot decent video. So I picked up the Sony a6000 with the intention of using an adapter to use all my Canon lenses. I tried several and settled on the Fotodiox it was cheaper than the expensive Metabones and the performance was similar.
I was disappointed in the autofocus lag time with the adapters both hunted for focus and often jumped out of focus seconds later leaving you with a blurry shot. Since this is no good for trying to capture a kids soccer game, I decided to check out the Tamron 70-300 lens, and I got some great results during the Soccer Game.
The Sony a6000 is a great camera for travel. I took both my Canon 6d and Sony a6000 on my trip to Seattle and wound up using my Sony majority of the time because of its light weight and compact size. It also paired well with the Tamron 70-300mm lens giving me plenty of room to capture a variety of shots while walking the streets of Seattle.
If you are making a switch from Canon to Sony, it does take some time to get used to the Sony menu system, but it didn’t take long to get the camera’s functions adjusted to my likings. After a month of use, I’m keeping this camera in my bag, even though I’m not ready to fully transition to the Sony mirrorless system. Right now I’m both #teamsony and #teamcanon.
* All pictures shot with a Sony a6000 and Tamron 70-300mm lens