HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE USE IT FOR.
SONY ALPHA SERIES CAMERAS
Both of the following cameras are ideal for Stills to Motion because they have image stabilization and facial/focal point tracking.
This is a smaller crop sensor mirrorless camera. This is the perfect “purse camera” or back up video camera. The video on it is amazing. Often we use this when we want to video cameras, as a personal camera for every day moments, or when we want to use our gimbal when videoing. Because it is light weight and small it is perfect to carry around with you in your purse or for kids hands. This camera also has a silent shutter… perfect when you want to go full ninja mode with your kids.
This is a full frame mirrorless camera. The a9 is a great camera for a professional photographer.
Stunning portrait lenses. The color and sharpness is amazing. Both of these lenses have a very sturdy build and are a nice weight. These two are our favorite lenses (specifically in Zeiss on a Sony!) because we can hand hold with relative good results when making videos. The image stabilization is amazing. This set up allows us to capture both portraits and video in a similar way and look.
Everyone should have at least one zoom lens work horse in their bag. This lens comes in so handy when shooting both stills and video, especially in doors or when shooting large groups. It is also one of our go-to lenses indoors. It is so nice to be able to vary your video and stills with a twist of your wrist. Check out the Canon and Nikon versions as well!
The 35 mm lens is perfect for documentary photography and video. This is great everyday focal length and the 1.4 version makes it a fast lens when working in low light.
Another great option is the Sigma 35 mm 1.4 art lens. *make sure the lens mount works with your camera.
The 55 f/1.8 is a compact lightweight powerhouse. This lens is a great detail, scene, and portrait lens. It works great in lowlight. This lens also is a great lens on the a6500 making it the perfect lens/camera combo to capture everyday moments in both still and video and have right in your purse. A 50 mm f/1.4 is another amazing lens made by both Canon and Nikon.
To capture both stills and motion in the field we have specific gear we like to use.
Getting White balance right in camera makes your end video and stills so much better… and easier to match. We use the color checker at most sessions. We have the passport size which fits easily in a pocket or bag.
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