The equipment that I currently use literally took me over 3 years to make myself fall in love with what I am using right now, and I don’t foresee a change in that anytime soon. I am currently the proud owner of the Sony A1 and the Sony A7IV. The lenses I own at the moment that I use regularly for portrait photography are the 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm, all Sony G-Master Lenses. I love each lens I own, but lately, my 35mm has not come off my camera in quite some time.
I use my Sony A1 and my 35mm GM for 99% of what I’ve been photographing lately, including the highlight videos I just added onto my portrait sessions. I have a Tiffen UV Filter on all of my lenses to protect the glass, and if you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting one. I have custom made across the shoulder paracord straps that are measured to fit me so my camera sits on my hip just perfectly when I am not actually holding it. I have tried and tested out various big brand shoulder straps, and I wasn’t feeling them at all. They were way too complicated and too much going on.
I shoot medium continuous drive mode on my cameras so it shoots a few frames per second and we all know if you do that often, your images have a hard time buffering to the SD Cards and sometimes depending on the camera you have, your camera will black out. When that happens, you cannot use your camera, playback the images, because it takes forever and a day to buffer to the SD Card. So I gave up and sold all my slower SD Cards and have been using the Sony 277Mb/s 128GB or 64GB SD Cards. Since giving up my Sandisk Extreme Pro slower cards, my camera buffers real quick, and I can keep shooting with no screen black outs or lag.
I have been through a few camera bags over the years, and I have been using the Brevite Jumper and I am more than happy with it. It’s small, comfortable, and fits everything I need in it with no issues. I have had Manfrotto, LowePro and a few other bag brands that in all honesty weren’t for me. The Brevite is reasonably priced as well, and it’s pretty fashionable looking.
What’s in the Brevite Jumper Camera Bag?
SonyA1 & SonyA7IV
Sony G-Master lens – 24mm, 35mm, 50mm
Tiffen UV Filters
Sony SD Cards 277mb/s – 64GB or 128GB
Custom made paracord across the shoulder camera strap