I wish I could be one of those people who always has the latest and greatest camera gear. I love gear! I mean, obviously it’s not as important as having a vision and being able to carry it out with a camera, but I still love gear.
While I can’t afford the newest models (I’d love to get my hands on the A7rII), I am certainly up for the models that were released a couple of years ago that have stood the test of time.
It’s not a fad. The Sony A6000 is a solid piece of kit.
I’m getting ready for a trip to Iceland, and I’ve decided not to take my big DSLR. I have used my Sony NEX6 mirrorless camera for a few years now, and I’ve used it exclusively for my landscape photography, so I feel confident enough in mirrorless to rely on it in Iceland.
But of course, I need a backup camera for a big trip, so it’s time to invest in a second mirrorless. The Sony A6000 is the obvious choice to go with the NEX6.
On my first day shooting with it, I must have been over excited, because I totally got lost! My intention was to go to Strathcona Provincial Park to photograph the waterfalls, but I took the wrong road and ended up in an entirely different part of the park.
I almost hopped back in the truck and drove back, but then I thought “I’m here now, I might as well check it out. It is called Paradise Meadows after all, it must be nice.” Am I ever glad I did! The fall colours had already arrived at the base of Mount Washington.
You can see the ski slopes ready and waiting for the snow followed by the skiers and snowboarders.
I walked along the boardwalk that guided me through the meadows, beside the ponds and lakes, and many whiskey jacks entertained me along the way.
So far the Sony A6000 has performed like a charm. It’s very similar to the NEX6, although I’m still getting used to the menu system.
I’ll have a thorough review after I’ve had a chance to push it to its limits during my two weeks touring around Iceland.