I’ll start with a little bit of a back story in regards to my A6300. I’m almost coming up on a year since purchasing it. The main reason I got it was to use as an introduction to film video. I wanted to start teaching myself video and learning the ins and outs and just overall experimenting and having fun.
After reading tons of reviews on various cameras, the A6300 was the one I went with. From that point I delved into video, making short films around the city. Mostly personal stuff. But after a while I got some paying gigs (small ones), which mainly included B-roll. Which is actually what I had been doing all along.
I never really bought the A6300 for photos as I had and still have my full frame Nikon’s for my pro work. I decided to bring my A6300 to one of my portrait sessions and ended up using it because for the first time ever I forgot to charge my batteries for the Nikon. Duh.
I was amazed at the results and the ease of use. I’m at a point in my career where I can pretty much pick up any camera and create good photos, but the Sony was also a lot of fun to use.
That was last summer. I still continued to use it for my video projects and I also brought it out here and there for some walk around photos. I decided to pick it up a lot more recently for photos and I must say, I am enjoying the photos and more importantly the process of taking them.
The auto focus is wicked fast, just as good as my Nikon D750 and older Nikon DF (my favourite camera that I own). I’m actually contemplating trying it out again for some paid shoots. I currently have the Sigma 16mm and Sony 35mm. I’m very tempted to get the new Sigma 55mm. Seeing as how most of my weddings are shot at 35, 50 and 85mm focal lengths, it works be a good start as a backup camera.
Here are some photos from recent walk I did around my area. It was still pretty cold out but I had no issues. I used the 35mm 1.8 for all these. I love that lens.
Stay tuned for more photos. For anyone interested in seeing my videos I have a bunch posted in YouTube.