A couple of months ago I bought myself a Sony NEX6. Woot! I’ve had my eye on this camera for awhile because it has the same sensor as my Canon 7D, but in a much more compact and lightweight kit.
With all the hiking we do, carrying all my gear can be a real drag. And with my back problems it just makes sense to go with the new mirrorless technology. This camera is 3 times lighter and smaller than the Canon 7D!
I haven’t had too many chances to use it though because of all the stuff that’s been happening. But I got an opportunity one day, while at my parents house in Nanaimo BC, when I could hear the eagles calling so I whipped out my new camera to test out the telephoto lens.
I wasn’t expecting this camera to be particularly useful for wildlife. But I have to say I am impressed with the detail in this image of a bald eagle that was sitting way up in a tree beside the house.
I made this image at a focal length of 210mm with the Sony E 55-210mm lens and the image is cropped to about half the size of the frame.
So far this camera looks like a winner. I am going to do a full review soon and I’ll share why I chose the NEX6 over the NEX7, but for now I just wanted to share with you the first photos from my new camera.