I’ve published more than 9000 blog posts, magazine articles and podcasts and NEVER – EVER did I expect I’d be writing a review like this one. Hold on to your horses. I love a SONY camera. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Surprised the heck out of me too. But just because (and only because) I am at a stage in my career where size, weight and image quality have to be just right, I am able to say I love the Sony a7C.

They are both very good and while the Sony is more expensive, it’s not like it’s overpriced. You get good value there for your money. BUT…

The Tamron price is ridiculously low for all this technology and high image quality.

The Tamron is not a perfect lens but it’s probably better than most of the photographers who are using it. And I do not think the Sony is $600 to $850 better than the Tamron – not even close.

When it comes to memory cards, I used to tell people I generally use any name-brand card with high data transfer rates. I never found much advantage to one over the other. Then came the Lexar debacle. I had problems (apparently I am not alone) with Lexar cards failing and even breaking and I decided it was time to look more closely at this topic.