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And it's very practical for street photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2634 comments in total)
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Saman Shamim: Excellent camera in terms of technology and performance. However, my deal breaker with Sony cameras is their unpleasant color reproduction. It just doesn't look "right" to me. I guess only Canon and Fuji colors cut it for me.

@samon, Translation of your post: "my deal breaker is the $4500 price tag not including Sony glass."

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 07:50 UTC
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donsdavid: "max frame rate with flash is 5 fps"

I hope that this will be fixed by a firmware update. Some sports and wildlife photographers depend on flash. Skiing, motocross, wake-boarding photographers to name a few.

@T3, "Like I said, it looks like a niche usage situation."

Yep, it's limited to taking photos and videos. If you need to also send email or browse the web get an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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beavertown: LOL 2020 comments, no one can deny that this camera concerns so many people.

Boyz, you should introduce yourself to the folks that find some "defect" anytime Apple releases a new iPhone body. You guys could plan a big get together in the fall.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
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rjoyon: Getting old, no need for new camera ☺ (got so many)

I often shoot with an old Canon. I feel like a fool.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: I'm so confuse with this 89% rating? first, so many cons and yeah significant? still cons! then there is video, not mentioning about slog etc? yet other cameras in this site gets cons for video. whats going on here?!? am i being fooled by this review? and no I'm not trying to hate, I have a a7r mark 2 , please dont get me that bs. seriously, how are they missing some pros and cons? giving video a good rating yet no comments done about video itself. does this mean the video is so perfect that it should not be mentioned? or the reviewer does not have a clue about it and just slap whatevers in hand?

Ram, I reran the numbers and I'm brand neutral (except for Fuji because of the teasing).

It should be 76.734%. We good ?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
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cosinaphile: theres no doubt this is an extraordinary camera with great IQ, with a special set of abilities never seen in a mirrorless camera.its $4500 price is also rare.
i shoot fuji AND some m43
i say this because what i will say will no doubt displease a9 admirers.
in the IQ TEST section i have been looking over the a9 compared to fuji xpro2 at every iso & in difficult areas like the etchings, lpm strips, & for fuji, the green plastic foliage...
there seems no advantage here to 24 full frame mp vs 24 aps-c mp.... to add i see fuji out resolving in places like like the lpm testchart & offering no false color there like the sony a9 does. the sony bests the fuji in the green foliage a bit..just a bit & the sony at9 iso 51000 has a clear advantage for noise\resolution.

at iso 25600 & below,fujis claim,years ago,that their ilc apsc equals or exceeds full frame image quality is true,at least in this instance, with this sony IN 2017

@cos, No way I can take the teasing from shooting with Fuji. I need something more defensible, Sony is pushing it but I can deal with some gentle ribbing from Canikon shooters.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:50 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: Let me share my experience with the A9's hefty price. Actually its high price and my desire to get it pushed me to get rid of all my obsolete, irrelevant piles of gear, so I sold nearly everything to get funds for the A9 and three new lenses: TS-E 17mm, Batis 25mm, Batis 85mm. I am happy that I did it. Now I have a clean system with only a couple of the top-of-the class camera and lenses. Without the hefty price of the A9 I had continued to amass/keep the gear-trash that I have accumulated during the past 4 years.

The high price is a feature. I get it.

So long as you didn't have to turn any tricks it's all good. Enjoy your new camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:45 UTC
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Androole: The thing that most people don't seem to be discussing is price point. The AF tracking may not be as supremely perfect as the D5 (though apparently just as good as the 1DX II), but in terms of market segmentation, at $4500 this is closer to the $3500 5D IV than it is to the $6000 1DX II.

So yeah, you should expect some trade-offs. But maybe it would be interesting to also seem comparisons to the more "mid-range" Canon and Nikon FF DSLRs (5D IV and D750) rather than just the ultimate top-of-the-line $6K pro beasts. Maybe the outcomes would be the same, but I think it would be very illustrative...

Presumably there will be a Nikon D760 at some point soon, possibly with the D5 AF system. But we can also count on such a camera coming in at least $2500, given the general trend in camera pricing. Maybe a D620 will materialize to move into the D750 slot. Prices sure aren't going to come down, that's for certain...

America First !

Good point about the IS.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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Androole: The thing that most people don't seem to be discussing is price point. The AF tracking may not be as supremely perfect as the D5 (though apparently just as good as the 1DX II), but in terms of market segmentation, at $4500 this is closer to the $3500 5D IV than it is to the $6000 1DX II.

So yeah, you should expect some trade-offs. But maybe it would be interesting to also seem comparisons to the more "mid-range" Canon and Nikon FF DSLRs (5D IV and D750) rather than just the ultimate top-of-the-line $6K pro beasts. Maybe the outcomes would be the same, but I think it would be very illustrative...

Presumably there will be a Nikon D760 at some point soon, possibly with the D5 AF system. But we can also count on such a camera coming in at least $2500, given the general trend in camera pricing. Maybe a D620 will materialize to move into the D750 slot. Prices sure aren't going to come down, that's for certain...

"Androole
The Sony lenses are within 10% of the cost of comparable, modern FF DSLR lenses..."

FAKE NEWS.

The Canon 70-200/2.8II IS is $1900. The Sony is $2600.

The Canon 24-70/2.8 II is $1700. The Sony is $2200.

The differences in other similar models is even more extreme.

You can find Canon from authorized dealers even cheaper than above prices indirectly through canonpricewatch. Also, Canon lens are regularly available refurbished from Canon.

Sony lens are a huge premium over Canon and Canon makes terrific glass right up there with Trump golf club chocolate cake.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2634 comments in total)
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Androole: The thing that most people don't seem to be discussing is price point. The AF tracking may not be as supremely perfect as the D5 (though apparently just as good as the 1DX II), but in terms of market segmentation, at $4500 this is closer to the $3500 5D IV than it is to the $6000 1DX II.

So yeah, you should expect some trade-offs. But maybe it would be interesting to also seem comparisons to the more "mid-range" Canon and Nikon FF DSLRs (5D IV and D750) rather than just the ultimate top-of-the-line $6K pro beasts. Maybe the outcomes would be the same, but I think it would be very illustrative...

Presumably there will be a Nikon D760 at some point soon, possibly with the D5 AF system. But we can also count on such a camera coming in at least $2500, given the general trend in camera pricing. Maybe a D620 will materialize to move into the D750 slot. Prices sure aren't going to come down, that's for certain...

It's not cheaper when you factor in battery grip/new pricey SD cards and Sony's grossly overpriced lens relative to Canon lens.

It's much cheaper when you factor in the wear and tear on your body and future trips to the orthopedist from carrying the Canikon flagship bricks.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
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t_ramoska: OMG Exposure Latitude looks BAD...
Sony A9 ISO100 push +6stop looks mach worse then Canon M6 ISO100 +5 push

Push 50 stops the difference is even more dramatic.

Push 6 stops. LOL. Good one.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
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A Owens: Looks like a nice camera but honestly, apart from the silent shutter, why would you buy this over a 1dx or D5? Especially if you shoot full bit-depth raw and big lenses.

Most field sports shooters are overweight, middle aged white men with fat fingers so the larger buttons work for them. And carrying the greater weight is the sum total of their exercise routine. But there are others that shoot other action sports and non-sports that might prefer smaller and lighter. And quieter. Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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TheCollector: Very capable camera for sports and action photography.

I would be happy to read comparison with Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX MkII.

The only practical weak point is battery life, but it is twice lighter that Canikon - the neck would appreciate this :)

Brendon1000, spec sheets v. real world. The spec is not impressive but the real world is.

650 shots I can only guess is one click at a time. Who is buying the A9 to shoot like that ? I assume most people will be shooting bursts. You get thousands of shots on one battery. I got tired of shooting before exhausting the battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
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Photoman: 17 Pros - 16 Cons...I'd still want one.

I love the test shot threads ! Only exceeded by more shots of Ken Rockwell's family. Can't get enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
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35mmBlueSky: Tried it in the store alongside the D500, egonomics and build quality is way better with the D500, plus as soon as you put any decent sized lens on it, the balance and handling are way off compared to the D500. I would imagine Nikon D5 would be far better for the audience it's targeting. Decent specs on paper though.

@masterwayne "And at that moment, the weight of the lens tilts your camera, which stresses the right wrist (and nerves)."

Are you for real ? I've shot with a Canon 1-series for over a decade and you're now suggesting that beast is an advantage for my wrist and nerves over a smaller, lighter camera. Brilliant.

Why does every camera release bring out delusional posts.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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TheCollector: Very capable camera for sports and action photography.

I would be happy to read comparison with Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX MkII.

The only practical weak point is battery life, but it is twice lighter that Canikon - the neck would appreciate this :)

You've never shot with it because battery life is not a weak point. The weak point may be the amount of (substantially similar) photos you'll be reviewing after using a single battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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OlyPent: Dpreview. I remember stories about "press junkets" from movie production companies. Influential movie reviewers invited were feted really well, 1st class hotels, booze, food..who knows what else? What did Sony have on tap for you guys?

Maybe hookers like reports of the Milken era Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond conferences.

They sold a lot of junk bonds. Don't forget investors did very well with those bonds.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Mirrorless redefined? It's a box with a mount and and a sensor in it and a screen and evf on the back with a bunch of buttons and dials. Nothing new. Mirrorless improved. Advancements come from sensor improvements (stacked) and increased processing power and a big battery to power it all.

@The Davinator "Can you point on the doll where the camera hurt you?"

Best comment ever.

The freak out reactions whenever a new camera is released are highly entertaining. The hysterical reactions to the A9 exceed even those following the 5DMKIV.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)
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DarkShift: I think Sony is a bit too optimistic with the pricing as the A9 sells for whopping 5300 eur in my country. Compared to other options out there, that makes only sense if one really needs silent shutter and 20FPS speed for professional use.

At the moment, the 5D IV can be had for around 3150 eur with battery back. It has better overall IQ and excellent AF system with dual pixel AF. The dynamic range has improved a lot compared to previous generations, whereas the A9's fully electronic shutter seems a step backward.

For use with EF lenses 5DIV is obviously a more robust choice. Adapters are not that practical.

Got it. Thank you for clarifying.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
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