Three Kits: Wedding Photography With The Sony Mirrorless System

Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Sony has been one of the most talked about brands of the last few years, and their current generation A7 series full frame mirrorless cameras offer what a lot of professionals are looking for. Here are our picks for kit options for wedding pros thinking about jumping into the full frame E mount (FE) system here in 2017.

Kit 1: The Prime Enthusiast

In wedding photography, as with every other photographic niche, there are those who prefer shooting with prime lenses and those who prefer shooting with zooms. Our first kit is for you prime shooting enthusiasts, and while Sony is not known for their affordable primes, there are still some great options for those of you who prefer to shoot at one focal length at a time.

The Camera: A7R II

The A7R II is certainly not a cheap camera, but in terms of all around performance, we feel like this is really the best options across the board for Sony wedding professionals. The AF performance is great, and combined with stellar low light, dynamic range and color this is a great camera ll around. If you are not so concerned about AF performance than the A7 II would also be a great option, its AF is good enough in most cases, making it a good b-camera in a two camera Sony kit with an A7R II as the primary.

The Lenses

These are a few of the best primes lenses available to a Sony FE shooter, and we recommended them entirely. Though your wallet may hate us for it.

Kit 2: The Zoom Freak

If you aren’t all that into primes and prefer to just have a couple of lenses on you to handle a variety of situations than we have some great suggestions for you as well. Sony’s lineup of professional level zooms is not the largest, but there are some great and needed options here for sure.

 

The Camera: A7R II

I am not going to repeat myself here, but really, if you are using a zoom lens then chances are you are going to need to be able to react quickly to changing scenes or moving subjects and the best camera equipped to handle that in Sony’s current lineup in the A7R II.

The Lenses

 

The F4 16-35mm may limit you on the really wide end of things in a reception or low light, but the other two lenses are great in low light, and are top performers in terms of AF performance and image quality.

Kit 3: The All Arounder

Ok, this is the kit that most of you will be more interested in, a kit containing both zooms and primes, basically what we would consider to be the best all around Sony wedding kit currently. That is to say, this is an incredible kit for any form of photography, but particularly from the wedding perspective this kit has it all.

 

The Cameras: Sony A7R II & A7S II

Any wedding professional is likely shooting with multiple bodies, or at least has a secondary camera as a backup, so for our all-around kit we think pairing the A7R II with the A7S II would be a killer blend of power and low-light prowess that not even dark churches or pitch black reception halls can shake a stick at.

 

The Lenses

Two incredible and capable cameras, four stellar lenses, this kit is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but if you are looking for a great all around wedding setup for the Sony mirrorless system, we think this is about as close as you can get (short of owning all of their lenses and cameras).

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.