My Photographic Equipment

Sony a7r IV

This is my current inventory of photography equipment. Not shown here is my carbon fibre tripod and carbon fibre gimbal head, backpack, hip pack and flashes and filters.

The Sony a7r iv is my prime mover with the Sony a6000 and its three lenses relegated to my hip pack when I go on hikes.

 

61.2MP BSI CMOS full-frame sensor

Powerful yet easy-to-use AF tracking system

10 fps burst shooting (JPEG or Compressed Raw from 12-bit readout)

5.76M dot OLED viewfinder

4K video from full sensor width (sub-sampled) or oversampled from roughly-Super35 crops

4 or 16-shot high resolution modes (up to 240MP images for static subjects)

S-Log 2, S-Log 3 and 'HLG' video modes (8-bit only)

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Go to Digital Lens Comparisons at https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx and compare the Sony 200-600mm with the latest Nikon 600mm F4 and Canon 600mm F4, all at 1200mm. Pushing the lenses with their 2X teleconverter provides the best comparison. The sharpest 600mm F4 by far is the Sony 600mm F4. Detailed comparison is here.

I use the Sony 200-600mm at 200-600mm, 840mm and 1200mm all with auto focus. This is my principle wildlife lens and a great buy considering its superb performance.

 

Sony 200-600mm

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 200–600 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Max aperture F5.6–6.3
Min focus 2.40 m (94.49)
Max magnification 0.2×
Weight 2115 g (4.66 lb)
Length 318 mm

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Sony 70-200mm F4

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Max aperture F4
Min aperture F22–36
Min focus 1.00 m (39.37)
Max magnification 0.13×
Weight 840 g (1.85 lb)
Length 175 mm (6.89)

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Sony 90mm Macro

Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 90 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Sony FE
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Max magnification 0.92×
Weight 602 g (1.33 lb)
Length 131 mm (5.14)

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Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F4

Focal Length 24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 84.1° to 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.31' / 40 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Optical Design 12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.87 x 3.72" / 72.9 x 94.49 mm
Length at Maximum Extension 4.9" / 124.4 mm
Weight 15.03 oz / 426 g

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Sony 16-35mm

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 16–35 mm
Image stab. Yes (Optical Steady Shot)
Lens mount Sony FE
Max aperture F4
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Max magnification 0.19×
Weight 518 g (1.14 lb)
Length 99 mm (3.88)

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Sony 2X Teleconverter

Lens type Teleconverter
Lens mount Sony E
Weight 207 g (0.46 lb)
Length 43 mm (1.68)

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Sony 1.4X Teleconverter

Lens type Teleconverter
Lens mount Sony E
Weight 167 g (0.37 lb)
Length 34 mm (1.32)

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When I go for hikes on the coastal barrens, beaches or woodlands I use the Sony a6000 camera body with the Sony 70-350mm (105mm-525mm, full frame equivalent) and the Tamron 17-70mm ( 26mm-105mm, full frame equivalent). I also have the 16-50mm PZ (24-75mm, full frame equivalent) which I rarely use except when I try to look less geeky or conspicuous especially for street photography.

Sony a6000

ISO Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,600
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77)

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Sony 70-350mm

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 70–350 mm
Image stab. Yes (OSS (Optical SteadyShot))
Lens mount Sony E
Max aperture F4.5–6.3
Min aperture F22–32
Min focus 1.10 m (43.31)
Max magnification 0.23×
Weight 625 g (1.38 lb)
Length 142 mm (5.59)

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Tamron 17-70mm

Focal length: 17-70mm (25.5-105mm full-frame equivalent)

Aperture range: F2.8

Stabilization: Yes, Tamron Vibration Compensation

Filter thread: 67mm

Close focus: 0.19m (7.5) wide / 0.39m (15.4")

Maximum magnification: 0.21x (wide) / 0.19x

Diaphragm blades: 9

Hood: Included

Weight: 525 g (1.16 lb)

Optical construction: 16 elements in 12 groups

 

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Sony 16-50mm PZ Lens

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 16–50 mm
Image stab. Yes (OSS)
Lens mount Sony E
Max aperture F3.5–5.6
Min aperture F22–36
Min focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Weight 116 g (0.26 lb)
Length

30 mm (1.18)

 

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