A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?

Started Nov 24, 2021 | Discussions thread
Malling Senior Member • Posts: 1,256
Re: A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?
  1. jhunna wrote:

Soooo.....

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? 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?

Thoughts?

If you carry a huge lens, yes they’ll notice you more. So another good reason to put that expensive thing inside something that doesn’t scream too much and protect it at the same time. I never will understand people having gear dangling around their neck unless they are photojournalist.

A backpack is certainly the most protective, also the item that potentially scream the least (unless you use a camera backpack, then it’s the opposite), it’s easy to put a small ICU or pouch or wrap inside.

Shoulder or string should be carried with care, these flap around easier, are easier stolen and if your a man, most know men only carry such things with valuables, so it is and will always be a potential magnet. Also it’s not that healthy to carry for extended period for your neck, bag and shoulders, as it can lead to injuries especially if carrying heavy equipment that way. But can be done with a camera with one lens and one small additional lens, but more you should really not carry that way unless you want to support your local health practitioner.

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