Sony has got nothing going on up top — and that's why I went back to Nikon

Sony A7 iii
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I started as a Nikon shooter and currently I'm a Nikon shooter. Between both of those times, I shot with a Sony. I had the super A-Mount A99 / A99II (which had zero firmware updates) and an A7R II, A9, A7 II mirrorless cameras. I even worked for Sony for a short while too, so I don’t want to hear that I'm biased one way or another.

However I never really got into the whole Sony mirrorless thing for a few reasons. The cameras felt too small and delicate, I hated the button layout, and the way Sony decided the A99/A99II’s absolutely amazing screen wasn't needed for the E-Mount series, for me was a facepalm moment of epic proportions. The A-Mount cameras would work in ANY position and even fold back onto themselves; the default state of rest for my A-Mounts. Sadly A-Mount was quietly killed off and I'm still not ok with that. 

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Dan M Lee
Pro Travel and Adventure Photographer, Educator and Author

Dan M Lee is a professional travel and adventure photographer who has shared his knowledge with hundreds of individuals through his in-person wilderness photography training and thousands more through his writing. That includes a book, Creating Photography: The Professional Edge but the way to get involved is to join him on an expedition via

Dan has a broad range of photographic interests – and tech enthusiasm – which he can trace back to his first job, while still at school, in a photography shop in England. He has since been lured across the Atlantic to New York City where he undertakes commissions for numerous publishers.

His extensive traveling means he can be out of his home for more than half the year, which has also seen him develop an interest in smart security systems.

He is also a regular on the Not The Gear and The Grumpy Photographer podcasts.