Street and Casual photography: A6000 or A7

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,250
Re: Street and Casual photography: A6000 or A7

punatoveri wrote:

A7 shutter is too noisy for street photography.

Part of a post 2 above yours bears repeating:

locke42 wrote:

I use an A7 + Zeiss 55mm/1.8 combo for my (admittedly very beginner) street photography. I also have an RX100m2 which I got last year (also for the purposes of street photography). Here are a couple of things I noticed

  • The shutter sound is immaterial. Unless you're in a place that's really sound sensitive, there will usually be many other things making much louder sounds that the A7's shutter will just blend in.
  • I feel like people who are TRYING to be discreet are, in some ways, more conspicuous. I think that your intentions are reflected in your body language, and if you look like you're not trying to be discreet or deceptive in your intentions, people will subconsciously give you the benefit of the doubt and continue about their business, allowing you to capture them.
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