We Shoot Sony Mirrorless
We decided early on in our adventures that we would consciously capture as many moments as we could. It took us a few trips to land on a kit collection that would produce the image quality we wanted. Since then we've mostly stuck with Sony aps-c mirrorless bodies that never quit. For their reasonably small size, they output extremely sharp high resolution images when paired with choice lenses. Read on below if you're a camera nerd like me, or hit the Highlights if you want to just peak at some pics.
The Amazon, Antarctica, Patagonia, the Falkland Islands
We took over 2 months to circumnavigate South America by cruise ship. This meant a lot of different climates and scenarios ranging from jungle boat treks in high humidity to stylish strolls through the streets of Buenos Aires to the extreme freeze in the Antarctic air. We brought a few Sony bodies and lenses: the full-frame a7III with 85mm/1.7, an aps-c a6400 with 55-210mm, and our pocketable a5100 with 20mm pancake. The kit lens from the a7III (28-70mm) was also useful, sometimes pairing it on the a5100 for a walkaround with standard range.
What would we have done differently? I would have chosen a higher caliber zoom lens for Antarctica. The outdated Sony 55-210mm just doesn't have the sharpness at range that the sea creatures deserved. I have an eternal love affair with the cost-friendly Sony 85mm 1.8 that is so crazy sharp, but that did not give the reach needed to capture detail of the whales, seals, penguins, and icebergs we encountered while cruising the coastline around Antarctica.