Earlier this morning, I had an opportunity to head into the Columbia River Gorge with two of my friends, Phillip and David. On one hand, I was excited for this trip because it gave me an opportunity to show these two guys some of my favorite waterfalls in the area (neither were too familiar with them). But, more importantly, it gave me the perfect chance to break in my new Sony a6300 (Amazon | B&H) in my favorite shooting environment. If you’re even remotely familiar with its predecessor, the Sony a6000, you’ll feel right at home here. I ended up using two lenses in particular on this shoot: the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 (Amazon | B&H) and the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 (Amazon | B&H).

All in all, I’m very impressed with the handling of this camera and even more so with the RAW files it puts out. I keep getting more and more impressed with how much horsepower Sony is able to cram into such a small chassis. I’ll be sharing more Sony a6300 photos as I put the camera to extended use but for now, I’d like to share my Facebook Live Stream from earlier today where I provide a breakdown of the gear that I packed for this shoot along with a few more sample photos. If you are looking for a very comprehensive review of the Sony a6300, I recommend checking out the writeup by my friend, Gordon Lang, at Camera Labs.

Facebook Live Stream – March 18th, 2016

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Sony a6300 Stylized Photos

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