The Sony A7iii or A9 are the obvious choices for full frame mirrorless surf photography now, but Canon, Nikon and Panasonic’s entry into the market bode well for the future.
The 4″ dome port is perfect for surf photography with the Samyang 8mm f2.8 V2 fisheye or Sony 16mm and Fisheye converter, the ST100 strobe can be used for surf photography, the neoprene cover is a must-buy for Salted Line owners.
Summary: Make a surfer stand out by creating a silhouette effect This is my favourite surf photo from March 2017: Sony a6000, Mieke 6.5mm circular fisheye, ISO 100, 1/1000, f4, 6.5mm I’m pretty sure this was the only time I went to North Cornwall for a surf in 2017. It’s just over an hours drive […]
There’s a new fisheye available for Sony e-mount cameras like the Sony a6000, a6300 and a6500. It’s from Chinese manufacturer called Meike (not to be confised with Meikon – the Chinese water housing maker). UPDATE: The Meike 6.5mm f2.0 fisheye is probably not going to be a good option for standard surf photos. That’s because […]
Sony have announced their new top end apsc sensor mirrorless camera, the Sony a6500. It’s got some really cool features, but are they enough to make it the best option for surf photographers? Here’s a comparison table showing the key features of Sony’s alpha 6000 series of camera bodies for surf photography: a6000 a6300 a6500 […]
If you’re wondering which surf housing to buy for your Sony a6000 or a6300 this housing comparison will help. I’ve used several of the most popular options for shooting surf photography with the Sony a6000 series, and I’m going to go through which one is most suitable for you. All the options I talk about […]
Salty Surf Housings make one of the first off the shelf surf housings for the Sony a6000 camera. I’ve written about them a lot on the site and I’m excited to show you an unboxing video featuring my new Salty Surf Housing BASIC model (with a couple of upgrades): Salty Surf Housing unboxing – Sony […]
Just an update on the Meikon Starbea Aluminium water housing for the Sony a6000 camera, the one with interchangeable ports that might end up being the perfect choice for surf photographers. It’s now available to buy from Amazon.com, so you don’t need to go through Aliexpress or any other site to get your hands on […]
I love Meikon, the Chinese housing manufacturer who make inexpensive dive style housings for a huge variety of cameras, including the Sony a6000. So I was very happy when Andrew Grose tipped me off that they had announced a new housing for the a6000, I hadn’t noticed whilst I was away on holiday and now […]
Although I started out searching for backup camera, this post is useful for people wanting to get into surf photography who want to maximise their budget, as well as offering you an alternative option if you already have a more traditional DSLR set up. I wanted a spare camera which I could use for everyday […]
Chris Burkard is a name you will be familiar with if you’ve spent any time looking into surf photography gear on line, and this is the latest video featuring his work, it’s for Smug Mug and it features Chris and several pro surfers exploring Norway and documenting it as they go. It’s filmed and edited […]