A1 temptation, so...

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aSevenArr
aSevenArr Senior Member • Posts: 2,909
Re: A1 .. it's a "Gucci watch" for those concerned mostly with image instead of images...

SrMi wrote:

aSevenArr wrote:

Rob J wrote:

You (and likely many others) are not going to like my opinion but I'm going to throw it out there anyway for what it's worth. (probably nothing).

I too, am sorely tempted by the A1. When considering the actual purchase though, I ask myself the following questions.

Will an Ai blow the photos that I'm getting from my A7rIII out of the water? Will I take much better travel, BIF, portraits, landscapes than I do now? Will the photos that come out of an Ai be obvious to even the most sophisticated viewer that they were taken with a superior camera? Will this camera somehow improve my skill level and make me a significantly better photographer than I am now?

The answer to all of those question for me is NO.

I totally agree.

Not only is the thing ridiculously expensive but I have yet to see an image posted that could not just as easily have been captured with my current A9.

So aside from the pose factor of toting the latest gear (and almost certainly showing to others that you do NOT make your living from photography) there really is no advantage to an A1 upgrade IMHO.

IMHO it's a Gucci watch camera for those more concerned with their image rather than their images.

Me.. I'm considering one of the new prime lenses. FAR more likely to show me some clearly better results.

A1 improvements vs. A9 that are relevant to me:

- higher resolution

- 1 stop better max. DR

- faster sensor readout

- better weather sealing

- more responsive

- better UI (menu)

- better low-light AF (1EV improvement)

- higher resolution EVF

If one does not care about those items,..

Well actually I do (apart from resolution which I already have in spades at my current 24MP), but it's just not a big enough improvement to justify spending $7000 on it.

And ... Better low light AF will not help me much when it clearly has worse low light noise BTW. Just saying.

Also, I have never found my current A9 to be "unresponsive" in any way whatsoever, far from it.

Again.. where exactly are you seeing a $7000 value? Because I am certainly not.

Where can I better spend that money to see more improvement in my results? (That last question is easy to answer .. at least it is for me: glass).

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