Ive spent the last 3 our on forums and YouTube trying to change my recording format on the camera so I can easily use Premier to edit. But like I said I can’t figure out how to change the file format for the SD cards to stream lone the process.
My name is Emil and I am a 20 year old guy from Denmark who is going to spend the next 1-2 years working and travelling. I will travel to Sri Lanka and the Seychelles for a month in February with my girlfriend. I would love to bring a nice camera setup to document my trip!
I am getting my hands on the Sony a7iii. From what I’ve seen on the web, it seems like a very capable camera with a very “fair” price point. But damn… what lens should i get?!?!
My prior experience might be very limited compared to many on this forum, however I will try to describe myself as a “photographer” if I am even allowed to call myself that ;)
I have previously shot a decent amount of drone footage and played around with a borrowed entry level Nikon d5200 paired with a Sigma dc 17-50mm 2.8 ex hsm lens. (Which would be equivelent to something like a 28-75 on a FF)
My current kit consists of a:
DJI Mavic Air - which I use for aerial landscapes.
GoPro Hero 6 - which I use for action watersports and other typical GoPro stuff.
I love taking both photos and video! I think photography will take up most of my time - at least in the beginning. I am currently editing on a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro (2,6 GHz i5, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB)… I can only imagine how it will handle 4k and higher frame rates…
I see myself primarily taking photos/video for my personal social media, however I occasionally do semi-professional jobs for companys or product-related projects.
I would love to provide content for my girlfriends instagram aswell. She generally post travel related content and mainly urban “environmental” fashion portraits.
I thinking full/upper-body portraits with some nice bokeh/background seperation capabilities. I like to show the location/landscape behind the subject/model. So I do not wish to completely conceal the location.
I like to take photos in the same style, but maybe with more epic “wide” landscapes…
So to sum it up…
I would love to be able to take:
Urban/environmental full-body portraits, with a nice (decent) amount of bokeh/backround seperation.
Wide epic landscapes (I have previously worked with stitching photos together for wide perspectives)
And other travel/urban/street related stuff.
+ have nice video capabilities and low light performance.
I have found some photos, which I really like. I would be more than happy if I could get the somewhat the same look (editing aside)
Credit to all the creator - check em' out!
I have considered following lenses:
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM (or f/4)
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8
Sony 85mm f/1.8
Which ones would you go with?
I maybe thought 24-70mm f/2.8 + 35mm f/1.4 would be a very nice setup. I just don’t know if 24mm would be wide enough… hmm..
I think the 35mm has a little more interesting FOV than the 50mm, while it might be “worse” a worse portrait lens when taking distortion into mind. Maybe pair the 35mm with a 85mm in the future and skip the “inbetweener” 50mm Any thoughts?
Is there any budget solutions without big sacrifices? I know lenses should match the cameras potential.. but wow those GMs are expensive... what about other brands like Tamrons 28-75 f/2.8? Samyang 35mm f/1.4?
And at last - what are your experiences regarding Black Friday/ Christmas deals on cameras/lenses? Would love to know if I could save some money by waiting a little!
I would love to hear your thoughts! I hope you haven’t heard these types of questions too often (which you properly have). Anyway… sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes - I hope it makes sense!
Next week I'm going to New York and I do not know what lens I should wear on my sony A6000 to make prints, i want take the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn bridge and more. Actually i have the sony 18-105 f4, sony 35mm f1.8, really need the sigma 16mm f 1.4? thanks a lot.