My journey to using Sony DSLR system did not come easy. I was (and in some ways am) a Nikon fanboy. However, I needed what worked more than I personally liked to use. That is why I started to use Sony’s system more and more.
The fact of the matter is that the Sony DSLR system has a long history, a strong lens lineup, and they have amazing image quality. It is not to say that Nikon doesn’t but Nikon seems to be moving slowly in the innovation department. I can’t wait for them.
About a year ago, I tried the Sony mirrorless for a time and while I was impressed with it, I still needed the power of a good DSLR with a solid lineup. I ended up going back to the Nikon DSLR.
The Sony A99 II changed my mind
At Photokina 2016, there was two major things happened that made me re-think using Sony as a primary camera, especially the DSLR that they offer.
The first thing was what Nikon did (or didn’t). They came with basically nothing to the tradeshow. There was NO DSLR to bring to market. Everyone was expecting the Nikon D850 that would replace the Nikon D810. It was not there. The Nikon D7300 also was not there.
The second thing was Sony bought with them the Sony A99 II that has 42MP, shoots 12fps, amazing EV, and the works. It is everything that we wanted in the Nikon D850. It made me re-think going Sony to put it bluntly.
The fact of the matter is that Sony is moving forward and Nikon is not moving forward across the board. Fan boy or not; I have to use what is best for me, not what I personally prefer. It is for this reason, I switched to the Sony DSLR system.
Am I Sony Snob?
When I use to do alot of Nikon work, I would meet people, especially in the mirrorless space, that was what I called Sony Snobs. They pimped the brand to a point of annoying everyone. I am not one of those. In fact, I am not a huge fan of the Sony mirrorless system at this point. That could change.
My change of platform is simple: it works for me. That is all there is to it. I am not becoming some hack that is “bought and paid for” by Sony to pimp their cameras. There is enough of that nonsense going on out there now. I do not need to add to it.
This website is more about my journey to learning to use the Sony system professionally and what I think as I go along. It is not a promotional website and I am not funded by Sony Japan or anyone connected with Sony.