Photography

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

Photography

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

March 11, 2022
From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

The reason why I changed now from Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless... After 10 years of using Canon cameras I decided to buy 2 Sony A7 IV cameras. I'll try to explain to you here why I did it. First of all, it is not due to the image quality or the camera performance. In 2022 I would also shoot with an SLR instead of a mirrorless camera. My first camera was the 500D, then came the 5D MK II. My absolute favorite camera. The Canon cult model...

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

Suddenly unsharp Images


Even as a professional photographer, the 5D series has always completely convinced me. Over the years, the 5d MK III, two 5 D MK IVs and the 5DSR were added. I like to use the Sigma Art prime lenses. For me in terms of price/performance Sigma Art Series are still No. 1.

Unfortunately Canon did something that disappointed me a lot. I think it must have been between 2018/2019. During this period, Canon took out top support for third-party lenses with the new firmware, so my top lenses were no longer sharp all that often. It took a long time before I even knew it was the cause. Countless times I had sent my lenses to Sigma to have them checked. Of course, Canon didn't inform anyone that there was a change in support for third-party lens manufacturers... I actually only noticed it when I tested my lenses with a Sony camera and Canon bayonet adapter, the Sigma MC-11.

9/10 images were sharp at once. Before, i.e. since the firmware update from Canon, I had a rate of 3/10, so catastrophic...

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

MC-11 Adapter works perfectly

From that point on it was clear for me to walk away from Canon, I think it's really bad that Canon needs something like this. It basically leaves its own customers in the lurch.
For me, the switch from SLR to mirrorless was even cheaper when switching to Sony, since Canon had also introduced a new bayonet with its mirrorless models. Unfortunately, the new lenses have also become more expensive here... The MC-11 adapter lets me use all Sigma Art lenses with my new Sony A7 IV cameras without any loss of quality.

To be honest, i havent't been in the mountains with the A7 but i testet the autofocus with MC-11 and it's super fast and reliable. So I'm happy with the new Setup, looking forward for the Outdoor season 2022. The lenses i use from Sigma are the Sigma 14mm 1.4, Sigma 20mm F1.4, Sigma35mm F1.4, Sigma 50mm F1.4, Sigma 85mm F1.4, Sigma 105mm F1.4

The Old Setup

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

The Old Setup

The HFC-5D MkII Underwater Housing, Canon 6D, 5D MK II, 5D MK III, 5D MK IV, 5D MK IV, 5 DSR, Canon 135mm F2.0, Canon 100mm Macro, Canon 16-35mm F4.0, Sigma 14mm 1.4, Sigma 20mm F1.4, Sigma35mm F1.4, Sigma 50mm F1.4, Sigma 85mm F1.4, Sigma 105mm F1.4

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

From Canon DSLR to Sony Mirrorless

Guerel Sahin

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My Name is Guerel Sahin, i'm a self-tought freelance photographer based in Germany.

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