G9 vs. Z6 @ 2.8 in low light

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Re: G9 vs. Z6 @ 2.8 in low light

pannumon wrote:

SonyX wrote:

Sundre wrote:

SonyX wrote:

I have A7III and G9. Day time photos - there are minor difference, but at night - it is noticeable. For a paid job - G9 is ok in some situations, but not with difficult lighting condition or fast action.

75/1.8 might be a good solution, but you will miss versatility of the zoom lens, when you are locked at the same shooting spot at the concert. Also, it is slow on G9.
So, you will need more lenses - 56/1.4, 42.5/1.2, 30/1.4 ... or FF+ f/2.8 zoom


Thank you. Is the 75/1.8 significantly slower on the G9 compared to Olympus cameras? Much slower than, say, the Sigma 56/1.4?

I don't have Olympus and can't compare to 56/1.4. It tend to hunt time to time even in perfect light. It can't follow the action as good as some native lenses and 40-150/2.8.
For me 35-100/2.8 - is also slow.

At some point Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 was reported to be the fastest focusing lens on Panasonics. It's good that you mention Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8. I do believe that the AF on that lens is slow for you, because it can still be considered very fast for others.

Of course, there is a night and day difference between AFC and AFS.

At the end of the day, the only way I can figure out what works for me is trying out the equipment I am interested in. Renting, in other words... So I will do that

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