Tagged: Sony A6400

Me & My Cameras

210805-100207-JEH21If you see me out and about, this is what you might see.  The camera may be either horizontal or vertical, but it will most likely be the Sony A6400.  It took me a while, but this camera is replacing all of my Fujifilm and Pentax cameras.  I am keeping the Leica X2 and the Olympus TG-6 for special uses.

Is the A6400 my dream camera?  No.  I would prefer something that is not as complex.  My dream camera would also depend upon my subjects and what focal length I would need; but, the lens would probably be a normal to wide focal length prime lens.

I decided to continue with the A6400 since it is a small lightweight versatile camera with which I can maximize the amount of my photography as I age.  If I continued with the Pentax K-3 III, I would need to reduce the amount of time I carried and used it due to its weight; therefore, I sold my Pentax gear and I’m using the Sony A6400.

As you can see below, I am managing to get my cameras and lenses down to a size I prefer.  Also note that lovely hood that comes on the Sony 20mm pancake lens in the image below.  The image above shows the camera with the Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens.  I also have the smallish 18-135mm lens in case I need it for the range and image stabilization.

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It’s Different

l am still learning how Sony treats their settings differently.  I think the only things I changed which resulted in these images were the white balance weighted towards white and the center weighted exposure.  One other change was that all were shot in shutter priority set to 1/125 sec., but I doubt that had any effect.  From the original jpegs the rest of the effects were the result of my LR preset and auto tone.  I don’t think I will live long enough to get a handle on this Sony A6400 camera.

Still Checking Sony vs. Pentax

I am considering keeping the Sony A6400 camera and lens, but only if it checks out and I am satisfied enough.  It is a used camera and lens.  My sole reason for considering this Sony gear is to obtain a lighter and smaller system than my Pentax gear.

I have made a number of comparison images between the Pentax and Sony.  The colors are different but I haven’t found anything significant color-wise that would make me reject the Sony.  My biggest complaint with the Sony is that it is far more complex as far as the menu goes and it will take me a while to learn their system, but that shouldn’t be a problem.  I have had years to learn the Pentax system and hopefully I can learn and adjust to the Sony system.

The biggest differences are the size, weight, and ruggedness.  The Pentax K-3 III is more rugged and able to withstand being knocked about and used in the rain, snow, and mud.  But the difference of most interest to me now is the difference in weight.  The Pentax K-3 III with the Pentax 18-135mm lens weighs 1220g, while the Sony A6400 with the Sony 18-135mm lens weighs 730g.