A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?

Started Nov 24, 2021 | Discussions thread
richj20 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,743
Re: A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?

jhunna wrote:

richj20 wrote:

jhunna wrote:


My current everyday carry (EDC) is the A7C, Sony 20/2.8 apsc, and a HVL-f28RM flash. Not the best quality, but certainly fast enough and good enough for street shooting and candids for instant printing.

But now I have a problem, I got the GM, and that is literally the ONLY lens with which I want to shoot. It is heavier, and I actually care more about damaging it.

If you are using this set up (or even the 35GM as an EDC) how are you protecting your gear?

I protect all of my equipment equally.

I should but do not as wrapping a camera in a lint free cloth gets me access to shooting faster, where as keeping my more expensive lenses in a dedicated case/pouch is worth the trouble.

I don't have those lenses, but no matter, I would take the same care as I do with current lenses.

For one thing, I carry an unobtrusive shoulder bag for carrying the camera/lens rather than letting it dangle on a neck strap. (I use a wrist strap)

What bag are you using? I don't use a neck strap either I favor a wrist strap also. I am currently using a RedOxx Chica bag, with my components wrapped/protected separately.

Since you mentioned street shooting, I was referring to the shoulder bags I carry in those cases: usually camera + one lens.

I've always preferred non-photo bags when on the street, and I have several of different sizes depending on which camera/lens I'm carrying. Brands are Eagle Creek and Scully

Also, I use a B+W 007 Clear MRC nano XS-PRO Filter.

Good idea! I don't use/need the lens hood.

Do people notice you more with the larger lens? Is your angst up when using this lens vs being carefree in a way you would when you are shooting with lesser equipment?

I've always preferred smaller lenses so as to not draw attention; I do not consider them "lesser" (personal opinion, of course.)

I should have been sensitive to my language. My use of "lesser" equipment was only to note that I consider this current setup my most valuable one. No offense intended.

No worry, none taken. We all have our likes and dislikes. As a wise person once said, "Everything in life is a point of view."

Thank you for this, I have also always preferred smaller lenses but I am not getting the image quality/performance out of the smaller lenses.

Understood. (choices are what keeps manufacturers happy!)

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