Last summer, I purchased a Sony a6000, but I’ve never quite taken the chance to become comfortable with it. It wasn’t until I started playing around with it that I realized how much my Nikon is an extension of myself. The Sony is such a foreign object!

So far, I enjoy how lightweight and quick it is, but I’d take the image quality and setup of my Nikon any day. They are very different cameras, so it’s like comparing apples and oranges though.

I think the Sony will be super handy in my travels as I tend to travel light with only a backpack. I look forward to giving it a go on my next trip.

Do any of you have a Sony a6000? Any tips or tricks? How do you like it?

Here are a few photos I got a couple days ago while out and about in the snowy wilderness:

7 thoughts on “Experimenting

  1. you might try setting up each camera side by side and photograph your subjects as a test of how each camera works. use the same setting…in other words, whatever setting manual, aperture, shutter, etc each camera should be set.
    it seems with these shots the sony did not do well with the snow.
    keep using the sony to gain experience on how it does in different situations. i have a nikon J5 which a small mirror less camera and a nikon D300s dslr and i have to use a bit different style with each
    good luck

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    1. Yeah, it’s a totally different style. I really don’t like looking through the viewfinder on the Sony. It’s so digital looking, and I have troubles understanding what exactly I’m taking a picture of – unlike with my Nikon D3100. I’ll have to give your advice a try – going out with both cameras and using the same settings on each to see how it goes. Thanks!


  2. I use Nikon. It is good and easy to use camera. I love it because it takes gorgeous photos in twilight.

    Happy Sunday!

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  3. Hi there. I don’t have the A6000 but have an earlier Sony camera (the A55). The manual that came with that camera wasn’t very helpful, so I bought a book by David Busch that goes through all the camera’s settings and how to use all its features with great practical explanations and examples. He also wrote one for the A6000 — called “Sony Alpha a6000/ILCE-6000 Guide to Digital Photography”– that looks similar. Even though I’ve had my A55 for about four years, I still refer back to Busch’s guide so you might find his A6000 book useful. The photos look great, enjoy the camera!

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    1. Awesome. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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  4. I’ve shot them all from entry level to pro gear Nikon and always found myself doing A LOT of post processing to get the image right. And a dark room – forgettaboutit – Nikon failed me more than impressed. I went out on a limb based on a recommendation and bought an a6000 – impressed me out of the box, light weight, great kit lens, awesome fpm (for its time) and I don’t hardly post process at all. Love the accuracy in lower light and I love the light weight of the camera. After 20 years of shooting big bodied pro gear it was nice to give my wrists a rest


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