So there is some new photography gear that I want & why, and I feel like explaining it to you and showing you my thoughts behind why I need this year, and hopefully, that will help you pick out your gear when it comes time for that.
So I did just purchase a Sony A9 not too long ago and a few lenses for it. Ever since I’ve had the camera, I have not had a nice sturdy tripod. In fact, the tripod I have is a piece of junk, and basically, I don’t risk putting my very expensive camera on it, and I will probably throw it away soon. So this entire time I have been getting all of my photos without a tripod which is impressive. I will be picking up a Manfrotto tripod here very shortly[Manfrotto MK290XTA3-3WUS 290 Xtra 3-Way Head Kit]. I don’t want to spend a fortune on a tripod because I’m not rich and because I think it’s kind of unnecessary. The Manfrotto tripod that I’m looking at is a reasonably priced piece of equipment and will hold the weight of my camera gear with no issues.
The next thing I’m looking at is a 2x teleconverter for my Sony lenses. The reason I want to do this is that I need the extra reach and I don’t want to have third-party lenses on my camera if possible. So if I took the 2x teleconverter and applied it to either a 70-200 or my 100-400, it would give me a lot of reach, and it would allow me to stay within the Sony ecosystem of lenses. From what research I have done, the Sony teleconverters have little to no image quality degradation. A lot of people go out of their way to say teleconverters mess up image quality. Poorly made teleconverters will affect image quality. However, it seems that Sony has put in the extra effort to make sure this doesn’t happen.
The next thing I’m looking at is an 18mm prime lens. This lens would be mainly used for indoor purposes/wide-angle purposes. It is a reasonably priced lens and is made by Zeiss which you know is a good company when it comes to optics.
The other item on this list has been on my list for a long time, and that’s the 85mm G Master lens. This lens is notorious for how amazing the image quality is, and I just can’t wait to get a hold of it. Plus the fact that it is an F 1.4 lens is insane to me, and the image quality from the research that I have done proves that this lens worth the money.
The next lens on this list is something I wish I would have purchased in the beginning. The lens is the Sony 70-200 F 2.8. Everybody knows a 70-200mm lens from almost any company is a great thing to own. The image quality on this thing is insane, and a lot of people are saying it’s giving the equivalent Canon lens a run for its money. I can’t wait to get a hold of it because it would be good for indoor sports when paired with my Sony A9.
The last item on this list will have its own review post once I have them because I’m probably going to order them before anything else on this list. They are a specialized lens cap that can be attached to both the front and rear of your lenses [KUVRD – Universal Lens Cap]. These lens caps are absolutely awesome from the research that I have done and in the reviews that I’ve read, but we’ll see you once they’re in my hands. They’re made of some sort of rubber type material and are easy to put on your lenses and take off of them which is excellent. They’re also weatherproof which is a major plus for me. They also claim to be shockproof to a certain degree which is also cool.
I’m considering trading in my Sony 24-70mm in order to get the Sony 85mm and the Zeiss 18mm that I was talking about earlier in this post. Don’t get me wrong the lens is great but I just don’t feel like I’m getting what I want out of it so I rather get the other two lenses to take its place.