My first camera was a Nikon D80. At that time Nikon and Canon were the two main competitors in the DSLR market. There were Canon fans and Nikon fans both telling me why their systems were better. I didn’t really care too much about a system, I cared about learning photography and taking absolutely the best pictures.
After a year or so with Nikon I noticed that I could only buy Nikon lenses, sometimes they were made by Sigma or Tamron, but not too many lenses. This bothered me a lot, since now my learning was restricted if I wanted get a lens that wasn’t made for the Nikon system. I eventually sold all my Nikon gear when the Canon 5D Mark ii was released. I was happy for 5 years, plenty of lenses, way more than Nikon, until… Sony came along and changed everything.
I’d be seeing these amazing photos taken by the Sony A7rii and be blown away by the quality, the dynamic range, and the …. adapters. Sony had just started making lenses, but I didn’t want their lenses I wanted these new adapters that could turn manual lenses into automatic focus lenses. The possibilities now were endless. I could buy an old vintage lens on eBay connect it to a Techart Autofocus Adapter and take pictures that were truly unique, have character, a quality that doesn’t exist in the newly designed lenses currently being manufactured.
Dynamic Range, Megapixels, and Adapters were the top 3 reasons why I switched, with Adapters being the strongest reason. If you liked the article please comment and take a look around the site, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the pictures 🙂