Street and Casual photography: A6000 or A7

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Street and Casual photography: A6000 or A7

mfahim27753 wrote:

Hello everyone,

I am thinking of purchasing a camera for casual walk out and about and for street photography. I have Nikon D800e but that and a lens is not very suitable for street photography, as it attracts attention anywhere I take it. Not that I like to show off but it is a problem for street photography where I really don't want any attention.

So I was thinking of getting a NEX camera, but now that the A6000 came out, as well these small little full frame cameras, I am a bit confused between these two models. I can just about stretch my budget to get a A7 with 28-70 kit lens, or I can get an A6000 with either 16-50 or 18-55 lens.

So I want your advise, and what would you choose for street photography? Both has articulated screen which is a major plus for street photography.

Please advise. I really appreciate your input.

For normal street photography, I would not use my A7 as it is not the stealthiest camera....not huge and you can use the tilting LCD but not silent.

A6000 might be better with smaller APSC lenses...again, not silent though.

On days like Anzac days or festivals, then A7 is the camera I would use....with fast manual focus primes.

Otherwise I would take a camera with small lenses (M4/3 GX7 is great as it has a silent mode and touch screen with a touch shutter so people don't even know you are shooting them unless you tell them.)

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