DSLR or Mirrorless for Corporate Photography in Edinburgh and Scotland
Happy new year, if not a bit belated. Today I will talk briefly about upgrading gear. As the year starts we all make plans to upgrade our photography equipment. I have already purchased a studio light and softbox. I am totally portable now for lighting equipment, I have to be able to take it on a bus, taxi or car and it can’t be overly heavy or cumbersome, this is the way the industry is going and I like it. On the subject of cameras, as a professional corporate and event photographer, working mainly in Edinburgh and Scotland, I need versatile gear that is suitable for all types of photography ie low light, sport, fast focusing etc. Also with a decent pixel count and a couple of sharp quality lenses. I use Canon DSLRs for my day to day conference and PR photography work, but I have been looking at mirrorless and Fuji gear as a back up, with the possible intention of moving to mirrorless in the future. On reflection, I have now decided to stick with the Canon DSLR system. Mirrorless just isn’t working in low light, there are still focussing issues and I can’t physically feel the camera focusing with the digital screen. As for sport, it is a long way of, so sorry, I will be sticking with Canon for my corporate photography in Edinburgh and Glasgow and Nikon for my infrared photography work . I still like Fuji for urban and landscape, its just the low light and focussing issues that get me. Also,
I like my wee Lumix, which is also used for my infrared photography in Scotland project. I also feel the pro DSLR camera bodies are more robust and waterproof. I have been using a Canon 5D Mark 3 for the last 3 years, its a workhorse and has been everywhere with me, not one repair needed and I have dropped it a couple of times. I am now looking forward to getting a Canon 5D Mark 4, with my Mark 3 as a back up, bring it on 2019.
This week sees some food photography and big graduation photography event in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks and more infrared photography in Scotland, with the promise of more photos from the Highlands in Scotland.
Anyway, until next time.
Colin Wright Photography