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What’s In My Bag: A Hybrid Shooter’s Kit For Travel, Portraits, Video & More

Hernan Farias (@hfphotography) was born in Chile and has been living in the UK for the past 12 years. His passion for photography started as a young boy and has only grown throughout his life - he’s 44 now and capturing portrait, travel, lifestyle photography and videography full time. He has some incredible moments captured in his portfolio, and he credits Sony Alpha with helping him capture them. “Sony cameras have been for me the perfect tool to capture every unique moment.” We connected with him to learn more about what’s in his bag for photo and video.


See which Sony Alpha cameras and Sony lenses are in this travel shooter’s kit for photos and video.


Sony Alpha 7R IV: This has been a perfect camera and tool for what I do. The amazing resolution offered and its wonderful AF gives me amazing results and freedom in my work.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R IV. Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master. 1/5000-sec., f/1.6, ISO 50

Sony Alpha 9: The Sony Alpha 9 gave me the necessary speed to capture unique moments that would have just simply been impossible with another camera. Amazing AF and versatility are what you need when capturing portraits in Asia’s fast-paced cities.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α9. Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master. 1/1250-sec., f/1.4, ISO 100

Sony Alpha 7S III: In an always evolving world, videography has been added to what I also do, that’s why I also have a Sony Alpha 7S III as part of my kit.


Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master: This is without a doubt one of my favorite lenses in my camera bag. It produces beautiful sharp images with wonderful colors. It is also an amazing lens for video.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R III. Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master. 1/3200-sec., f/1.4, ISO 100

Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master: This is my ideal lens for portrait photography alongside my Sony 135mm GM. Both lenses offer stunning resolution and beautiful tones. They also work incredibly well for my video work (B-Roll).


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R III. Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master. 1/80-sec., f/8, ISO 100

Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master: A great lens for portrait photography and b-roll video.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α9. Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master. 1/5000-sec., f/1.8, ISO 100

Sony 90mm f/2.8 G Macro: This is the perfect lens for all of my studio and commercial work. A true must in any camera bag.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R IV. Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G. 1/100-sec., f/10, ISO 100

Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master: This lens is my most recent purchase. It’s amazing for those vast landscapes and a dream for any videographer.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R IV. Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/125-sec., f/4.5, ISO 100

Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G: This is an incredibly fun and useful lens for those shots that would have been impossible with a shorter range. Perfect for wildlife, but also in my case a fantastic lens to capture video without altering people’s mood.


Photo by Hernan Farias. Sony α7R IV. Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G. 1/200-sec., f/6.3, ISO 100


Profoto A1 For The Sony System: A small light for when I need a little extra for portraits.

Rodemic Pro+: A great shotgun microphone for videos.

Rocket Air Blaster: To keep dust and dirt off of my lenses and cameras.


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