The more I shoot with the Sony a6300 the more I enjoy it, a lot. I only have two lenses (not including the horrible kit lens which has been collecting dust for a year now) - the Sigma 16mm 1.4 and Sony 35mm 1.8. They both have completely different characteristics but are equally enjoyable to shoot with. As I mentioned in my a previous post, wide angles are not my first choice but the Sigma lens is just special. I almost always get in close to my subjects and rarely have the aperture set above 2.0, at least for my personal stuff. The same goes for the Sony lens. That’s not to say that I don’t know how to use other apertures, especially for my professional work, but I tend to go more abstract for my personal stuff, unless I’m doing straight up street photography.
I am very much tempted to buy the Sigma 56mm 1.4 but I’m holding off some how. Seeing as how I have all primes for my full frame Nikons, it’s hard to justify the purchase. We will see. It’s just such a compact package. For the photos below, the first bunch up to the coffee cup were shot with the 35mm and the rest with the 16mm. I always process the RAW files in Lightroom. Sometimes if I am on the go I download from Lightroom on my phone and slightly tweak in the VSCO app on iOS. To be honest, I don’t really do much with the files other then give them a very minor film feel.
I find the white balance and exposure (I mainly shoot in aperture priority) are almost always spot on. I’d even go as far as saying it’s more consistent than my Fuji X100F, which is also immensely fun to shoot with. But nothing beats an extremely compact system with great primes. Nothing against my Nikons, specifically my Df, which is my all time favourite camera, and one that I still carry around with me for personal photography.
Sorry for the rambling post, I just wanted to share some recent photos. Hell, I’m not even sure if anyone reads these posts! If anything, it’s a visual diary for myself. Right? (…crickets…)