A few days ago the weather was disrespectful giving us 30-something degrees in NYC. I was extremely happy the sun came out on Sunday because I’m not mentally ready for parka season. Since I was photo-ready and the weather was nice, it was the perfect day to have some fall photography fun with my new Sony Alpha a6000.
Even though I initially wanted to take the Canon route, I purchased a Sony a3000 back in 2014 because I was a fairly new blogger and the price was right. I used it on all my trips in 2015, but it became too heavy for me to carry as I started packing less. The Samsung NX3300 I purchased last summer was much lighter and great for vlogging but as I held an interest in travel photography, it was too much to purchase new lenses for two different cameras. I eventually sold the Samsung and due to new models releasing, purchased a Sony Alpha a6000 bundle on sale. I even used Ebates to get some cash back on my purchase. The full kit included
- Sony Alpha a6000 Body
- Lowepro Format Camera Bag
- ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
- Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
- Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens
- 40.5mm Filter Kit (UV, CP & FLD Filter)
- 16GB SD Card
- Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
Purchasing the bundle saved me a whole lot of money. Had I purchased everything separately, the total cost would’ve been well over $1000. Now that I’m down to 4 lenses (2 kits, a “nifty fifty” and the zoom lens) I definitely don’t need to buy more. In addition to vlogging, I will be using the a6000 for travel and my a3000 for photos and videos at home.