I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV, and I’ll never change to anything else.
But, how did I make this (huge) decision?
Having been a Nikon shooter in the past, when the time came to make a big step up, with regard to gear, I went with Canon for a very simple reason -I had a friend who offered that I could borrow a slew of his lenses while I built my own “quiver.” I thought this was as good a reason as any. Had I gone with Sony I would have had to (VERY) slowly purchase lenses. Those things aren’t cheap! I found that by going with Canon and borrowing lenses that not only was I able to speed my progression as a photographer, I was also able to try out lenses that I’d eventually purchase. Win, win, I thought.
There are many reasons that a photographer might choose one brand/system over another. There are Nikon shooters and Canon loyalists. Those who preach the gospel of Sony, and then a handful of folks who have seen the light of the Olympus. Whatever the case may be, we likely each have strong opinions, such as mine from the first sentence of this post, that we will argue to the death to defend!
This conversation happens often for groups of new friends while on Backcountry Journeys photography tours, so we wanted to stir the proverbial “pot” here and spark a friendly conversation. Perhaps, we’ll even learn something.
We would love to hear YOUR reasons for picking the equipment you’ve decided upon. Please share your own personal story or reasons behind why you shoot with the gear that you have now. For whatever reason(s). We hope that you’ll do so by leaving a comment either directly on this post, or on the Facebook post’s comments section. Remember to be nice!
Regardless of our equipment, never forget that photography should be a fun and creative activity whether you are a hobbyist, professional or anywhere in the middle.