Interior photography - Upgrade from Sony α900

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Ido Scharf
Ido Scharf Veteran Member • Posts: 5,216
Re: Interior photography - Upgrade from Sony α900

The a6300 should be great for your needs, at least as far as image quality is concerned. So as long as it meets your needs (in ergonomics, a useful screen, etc.) you should at the very least give it a shot with an appropriate lens. That would be a whole lot cheaper than buying a Sony a7 III and a new lens.

There's nothing special about the full-frame format. There's nothing "full" about it, either. It's just another set of dimensions to cut silicon in a rectangle. There are cameras with even bigger sensors on the market, too.

Some recommended reading:

  1. Equivalence is useful if you have any interest in light (and as a photographer, you probably should)
  2. What is equivalence and why should I care?

So it's totally fine to use an APS-C sensor, even for professional use, as long as it suits your needs. The differences are smaller than you may have been led to believe, and are always at the margins. For your usage, that goalpost is likely in dynamic range, but the a6300 is already better than the a900 in that regard, and it seems like you're working around that very well with controlled lighting. You can add exposure-blending techniques to your toolkit as well.

Seeing as you prefer a wide-angle zoom lens (which makes a lot of sense for your use), there are three lenses for the a6300 that you should look into:

  1. brand new Sony 10-20mm f/4
  2. old but gold Sony 10-18mm f/4
  3. Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8
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