✅Meike Grip a6500: http://geni.us/i8PBE
✅Sony 1.4x FE Extender: http://geni.us/X62zZ B&H: http://geni.us/Rvtq15
✅Sony 70-200 F2.8 GM: http://geni.us/ApaMjA B&H: http://geni.us/gtxk
✅Peak Design 30L Bag: http://geni.us/Xzrc B&H: http://geni.us/Bwss
✅Sony 18-105 F4: http://geni.us/enwOU B&H: http://geni.us/btfPJ
✅a6500 Eye Cup: http://geni.us/eKMD
✅Sony a6500: http://geni.us/ThoCrOO B&H: http://geni.us/Bmiz
What is good YouTube, it’s that1cameraguy back at it again with another video. In my first shooting VLOG, I share a little bit about my time using sony camera gear.
After work I found sometime to shoot a couple of short tennis double matches. I went out to try out the Sony a6500 Meike Grip along with the Sony 70-200 Gmaster. I wanted to see how well the grip and camera balanced using the grip with a heavy lens. If you haven’t already checked it out, I have a video which you can find here on this grip.
My initial test with the grip is mostly positive. There is flex, as I anticipated, but not as bad as I recall on the Sony a6300 grip. As long as you’re not supporting a large lens primarily on the grip, you should be fine. Although the grip is lacking dials and buttons, the shutter button is adequate enough to provide portrait orientation shooting. If you mount a lighter lens onto the camera with the grip, you shouldn’t feel much flex at all.
While out there I shot with the 70-200 Gmaster with both the 1.4x extender and without. In terms of autofocus speed and performance, I really couldn’t spot a discernible difference. As I’ve pointed out in the past, there is a slight softness in the image versus without the extender.
I also went ahead and shot some video with the Sony 18-105. I’ve been meaning to do a full review on the lens, but I need to find more opportunities to use it. What I really like about the Sony 18-105 is just the amount of reach it has. For example, the Sony 16-70 is really great as a compact lens, but when it comes to video, I find the 18-105 to be more useful. If you take a look at the example, just look how much reach this lens is able to get. This was shot at 4k. It’s very wide at 18mm, but it can reach nearly 200mm using Clear Image Zoom. With the zoom rocker switch, you’re able to get a really smooth zoom in your video. Versus the 16-70 which is a bit tougher to zoom smoothly by hand.
I also recently picked up the Peak Design 30L bag last week. I’ve been meaning to get a replacement bag for my Amazon DSLR bag which I’ve had for some time. So far I like the bag. Fits really balanced on my back. It feels small inside the bag, but it does hold quite a bit as long as you organize it properly.
And one final product I was testing out was this eyecup piece that I got from a seller on eBay. Although the EVF is a great way to see what you’re shooting on a bright day. I had some trouble while shooting a swim meet a few weeks back. I found that I was experiencing some light leaking through making it hard to see. So far the eye piece has helped when shooting out for Tennis.
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📷 Sony a6500: http://geni.us/ThoCrOO
📷Sony a6300: http://geni.us/Cl7Gvrx
📷Sony a6000: http://geni.us/JgDe
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