For the last nine months, I’ve been shooting with Sony Alpha cameras. I have two a6000‘s and two A7‘s along with a bevy of E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss and Sigma. However, my primary camera during this time has been the a6000. It is so small and feels like a rangefinder in my hands. I started in photography as a teen using a Canon rangefinder my dad gave to me. Later in life I used Leica M4-P‘s and have always wanted a digital rangefinder. That is the reason mirrorless interested me so much. The Sony a6000 models have the feel of a rangefinder and allow me to work much more unobtrusive while shooting an assignment.
With the recent 2.0 firmware upgrade to the a6000, I now have the ability to record video in the XAVC S format with 50Mbps shooting at 24, 30, or 60p. That’s a great advantage for multimedia shooters. The updated firmware is discussed by Brian Smith, help with power-on time, Fast Hybrid AF support for the SEL70200G lens, and improves image quality. The 2.0 firmware is also available for the A7, A7S, A7ii and A7R.