Amateur Photographer

Michael Topham

Sony Alpha 7 III

Where have the last 12 months gone? It feels like only yesterday I was waxing lyrical about the Nikon D850 being the favourite camera I'd used in 2017, yet here we are a year down the line reflecting on the most significant photographic kit to pass through our hands. Though 2018 will be remembered as the year that Canon and Nikon finally got their act together and uncovered their full-frame mirrorless systems to the world, Sony had an exciting start to the year. In February I was one of

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