A9's DR in shadows (against the sun)

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Tommy S
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A9's DR in shadows (against the sun)


The closer the switch from A6500 to a new body, the more questions pop up. I wonder one thing only, knowing APS-C is not so powerful as far as DR vs FF. From what I am able to guess not being an expert, DR in shadows seems promising as far as A9's capabilities.

I think I pushed my A6500 to its max in terms of working with RAWs. My biggest struggle is to bring faces out of shadows when I shoot against the sun.

In this picture below TT685 was set at 1/4 due to high+ FPS

In this picture TT685 did not fire

I was not properly equipped for such a session. Just took some gear for skiing. With Godox 360 II I would handle the shadows a bit better against the sun with my A6500.

As I am on the fence as far as changing the body (A6600 vs A9) I wonder what I can expect from A9 in this regard.

I am also thinking about A7RIII but am not sure as far as AF compared to A6600, not mentioning A9. A6500 works very good but not every shot is in focus.

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Tom S (Poland)

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Sony a6500 Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 Sigma 30mm F1.4 for Sony E Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN (Sony) +1 more
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