17 Jan What’s in my bag: Sony Mirrorless Camera Gear and camera bag
My current camera bag is small but packed with some great sony gear I’ve gathered over the last few years. I invested in sharp prime lenses and great cameras that I can grow with. This equipment was an investment but I’m happy to say I love my Sony camera gear. Check out what’s in my camera bag.
Sony a7 Mirrorless Camera
I purchased the original Sony a7 in the winter of 2015 when I started photography, and it was my go-to camera for over 2 years. The single-spot autofocus is incredible for taking still portraits, especially when paired with wide open prime lenses.
Sony a7ii Mirrorless Camera
I upgraded to the Sony a7ii during the winter of 2017. The upgraded autofocus system for more movement with my models and subjects was key to doing more lifestyle concepts.
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
I picked up the Sony 35mm from a friend who was switching to the Fuji camera system. This lens is sharp and does great when focusing on moving subjects. I use this lens most when doing lifestyle photography in urban outdoor areas.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
The Sony 55mm is my favorite lens for all around shooting. I can do portraits and lifestyle photography with this lens. It still rarely comes off my Sony a7, and I like to keep it handy for quick test shoots.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GMaster Lens
The Sony 85mm lives up to the GMaster name. It is incredibly sharp, but also the heaviest lens I own. I use this lens for studio photography and love taking portraits with it. I love the compression I get and continue to keep this paired with my Sony a7ii.
Godox VING V860IIS TTL Flash w/ Godox X1T-S TTL Wireless Trigger
This combination allows me to do HSS (High-Speed Sync) flash photography outdoors and indoors if needed. I can control the flash off camera with the wireless trigger and get the right amount of power needed when I’m shooting.
Investing in Camera Gear
I am constantly working to invest in new camera gear for my Sony collection. Researching is key before buying new equipment. I also rent gear to test before purchasing, and I highly recommend doing this before you make large purchases.
Sony Cameras for Portrait Photography:
Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera – 3rd Generation Sony Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7ii Mirrorless Camera w/IBIS – 2nd Generation Sony Mirrorless Camera
The Sony A7 Mirrorless Camera – Great full-frame starter camera for beginners
Sony Lenses for Portraits:
Sony 85mm f1.4 G-Master – Best 85mm portrait lens
Batis 85mm f1.8 – Lightweight 85mm portrait lens
Sony 85mm f1.8 – Smallest 85mm portrait lens
Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 – Small, sharp, lightweight portrait lens (my favorite lens)
The Sony 50mm f1.8 – Cheap starter nifty fifty
The Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 – Great wide option for portraits and lifestyle images
Sony 24-70 G-Master f2.8 – Sharp and versatile zoom lens
Sony 24-105 G Lens f4.0 – One of the best zooms for Sony
The Sony 70-200 G-Master Lens f2.8 – Long range telephoto zoom
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