Photography should never be about the numbers. Photography should always be about how it makes you feel.
We live in an age where photography has become about comparing cameras, their sensors and lenses, with charts and graphs. Then proceeding to argue about which one is better. I mean, really, charts and graphs? Keep those Microsoft Office creations in the boardroom and off photography websites!
It’s a sad time for photography. But when you step back to look at how amazing every camera on the market is, you’ll then realize we’re actually in a golden era for digital photography. The full-bodied professional digital SLRs are photo capturing monsters, the smaller entry level DSLRs pack a gigantic punch, the compact mirror-less cameras are phenomenal in every way, and the cameras on our cell phones have become better than consumer point and shoots! No matter how you look at it, if you wanted to be a photographer, now is the time to do it. And you can do it on the cheap and still be able to capture sensational photos!
Since the invention of the digital camera, the dream was to have a full-frame 35mm sensor packed into a small and compact body. And now, that dream is now a reality thanks to Sony and their new a7.I’ll be the first to freely admit that using a DSLR camera is not fun. The act and creation of photography itself is fun. But the cold black mass we call the DSLR is not. There is none of that jinba ittai (“horse and rider as one”) feeling. There is a detached feeling when using those black behemoths. It is more of a tool than it is a paint brush.
The a7 changes that. More »