October 9, 2020

I’m focused on camera weight. Obsessed with it. Here are the weights of cameras that would work for what I do, from lightest to heaviest:

Sony A7C | 509 g
Fuji X-T4 | 607 g
Leica M10-R | 660 g
Sony A7RIV | 665 g
Nikon Z7 | the 675 g
Sony A9ii | 678 g
Leica Q2 | 734 g
Canon R5 | 738 g
Leica SL2 | 835 g
Nikon D6 | 1270 g
Canon 1DX-3 | 1440 g

Looking at the numbers…

Arguably the best camera on the market (and the heaviest on my list) weighs three times as much as the lightest one 😩.

The A7C has my attention today. The idea of something small yet responsive… 👌

The lightest camera on my list is the cheapest, and newest. 👍

My number one choice on the list weighs half what the heaviest does. 😳

What would I need for the A7C to be worthwhile?

Most likely I’d put a 21/4 or 21/1.4 on it. But could also see an 85/1.4 (AF).

Likes: USB charging, the AF,

Bad: No shutter speed dial on top.

.:.

I’ve been looking at my work from pervious years, where I’ve noticed different approaches I was doing through periods in the past. One that I wanted to bring back around is panoramas. In the past I was taking a lot of swing panoramas with the X100.

So I got out the X100F and for a couple of days was taking swing panoramas again, letting the camera build the massive JPEG files.

Then I was doing some downtown at night with slow shutter speeds and realized I’d have to shoot and assemble it manually.

That was the last time I shot a swing panorama. The difference in quality was serious. From now on, shooting those one frame at a time and assembling later.

.:.

Also, electronic shutter and silence – so tempting. And then you see the photos you made from the passenger seat. Where did those triangles come from. Back to mechanical shutter, after a luckily short period.

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