/ Does anyone lug a full frame camera up mountains?
Thanks. Found the article I think https://alpineexposures.com/phototips/tips-from-the-pros-which-camera-gear
Good read. He's a fan of the Sony A7R ii, and the smaller size is enticing. I had hoped to boycott Sony for the rest of my life for this f*ckery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal
Looks like Scott McKenzie took a Canon 5D iv to the roof of the world recently - can't fault the image quality!
Blimey. I couldn't be arsed to haul my 5Dmk1 round the lakes at Stourhead on Sunday...
A bit controversially I just take my Fuji X100F (APS sensor, fixed 23mm lens equiv to 35mm on Full Frame).
I'm going out with photography as a secondary objective and want something I can take photos with minimal faff and not make the others I'm with wait.
- Shove it in a jacket pocket without a lens cap on (has a lens filter and a small hood)
- Take it out and shoot with one gloved hand, and use the exp compensation/aperture dial if needed (with the same hand, and no lens cap removal needed)
- I can't zoom so only have to think about what direction to point the camera in
This works for my style - probably won't work for a lot of others, and if I can get one photo I really like from every couple of days out I'm happy. I guess the approach I've settled in to is I want a camera that if the stars align and there is great scenery and great light I can do it justice, but don't want to lug lots of weight up a hill if I never come out of the cloud.
Most of the stuff on my site glenw.com was shot on the older X100 I used to have (haven't uploaded any pics since having the X100F)
Thanks everyone for answers. I'm starting to think the 5d is too large and heavy, and I'm coming round to the idea of the Sony A7Riii with 24-70mm (Zeiss). I had a hold of a A7Rii yesterday (which is same size and similar weight) and its impressively light and small. Drawbacks appear to be battery in cold conditions and lack of optical viewfinder. Oh and cost, of course. But its exciting that full frame cameras can be so portable. You could even hang it off a harness I think.
There might be other drawbacks, depending:
Don't forget you will require an adapter for this camera lens combo.
Really? They're both E mount I think.
I think he means a wider aperture A-mount Sony/Zeiss 24-70, so that's the confusion.
Yes my mistake . I always associate a 24-70mm lens with an aperture of 2.8
A full frame will definitely give you better image quality, if it is too heavy you could try one of the sony full frames or a micro 4/3 camera. For most peoples uses these small cameras will be fine, plus you can shoot HD video on them.
Hope that helps
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