A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?

Started Nov 24, 2021 | Discussions thread
Dan_168 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,266
Re: A7C and 50GM as an everyday carry?

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? 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 do not have a 7C or the 50GM but I carry much bigger set up when travel and " walking around", because my travel camera is my regular camera gears, I do not have a separate set of small gears for travel, i bring my 1D, D850+ grip, A7R IV...... whatever I feel like bringing, i normally do it in two way:

1. Black Rapid strap shoulder strap, or something similar, i have 3 or 4 of those from different company but similar style straps. so the camera is dangling on heap level on the side of my body and the strap is across my chest on the opposite side of the camera on my shoulder, and when I need to shoot I just grab it and raise and shot., when I am not shooting just walking, the camera is right next to my right hand so I can easily grap it and protect it from bumping into people or door or things like that when in crowded places. this works really good when I have a bigger camera like my D850, or 1D/D3 style pro bodies. and I Can walk all day long with those and still doesn't feel a thing on my shoulder and back at the end of the day, a good carry system makes all the difference, with a neck strap even a A6000 is painful for example.

2. If I carry a small camera like my 7R II/7 R IV, I don't even bother to use any kind of strap, I normally use the thing Called Peak Design Camera Clip ( by a company Peak Design), that's simply a clip that allow me to attract my camera to the should strap of any backpack, this works really good on walk around in the city and hiking in national Park and mountain, now both of my hands is free and nothing dangling and bouncing around. This carrying system works really good for small camera like Sony Mirrorless cameras.

I also belong to the " No Filter" camp so I hardly put filter on any lens for protection purpose, unless I know I will be shooting on snowy and rainy environment. but I use lens hood all the time.

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