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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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beavertown: DXO:

The Sony a9 comes out on top against the Canon 1Dx II and Nikon D5 with an overall score of 92 points, compared to 88 points for its main action camera rivals. While the Nikon D5 just has the edge for color depth, and the Canon 1Dx II just ahead for dynamic range, the Sony a9 is the more consistent performer of the three at base ISO, offering very good results in all three categories, including the best low-light ISO performance (3517 ISO).

@HenryDJP - The irony is that people said the same things that you are saying now, but they were saying them about Canon when Canon EOS was new. "And no matter what, native lens choices are far more on the Nikon or Minolta. I highly doubt you'll start seeing the Canon EOS used on the sidelines of the NFL in place of Nikon or Minolta. Canon EOS cameras are more of 'catchup' cameras." LOL. Yes, at one time, Canon cameras were dismissed as "catchup cameras" too. The whole system was dismissed as a "catchup system." It just goes to show the danger of being blind to change.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - To be able to pick and choose lenses outside of a particular system is certainly a benefit. It gives you more choices and options. It can also help you in a pinch, like if one of your lenses becomes inoperable or damaged when out on location, and the only replacement lens you can get your hands on is a lens from another system. The idea of a "universal" camera body that can use any lens from any system is a dream for many, and would cut down on all this immature brand-vs-brand non-sense. I love the idea of having a body that can work with Sony, Canon, or Nikon lenses! All I need is the right adapter. I think that's where the future of cameras is headed. Sony and third-party smart adapters are definitely making that option possible. It's only insecure brand fanboys like yourself who think that's not a good thing. I think it's a great thing! It's breaking free from the tyranny of incompatible lens systems! Again, only a blind fanboy wouldn't see the benefit of that.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - "have you ever wondered why shooters from other brands don't talk about adapted lenses? Because they don't need to... we've got all the lenses we need."
Actually, one of the benefits of Canon EOS bodies is that you *can* adapt lenses from other systems. EOS has one of the shortest flange distances in the SLR market, making it the most adaptable camera bodies.
https://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleReos.htm
Downside is that you don't get any AF or communication. But that's all changed now with Sony's mirrorless system and smart adapters.

Adapting lenses is absolutely an added benefit. For one thing, it reduces the friction for switching systems. For another thing, it adds functionality to adapted Canon lenses (by adding stabilization to non-stabilized lenses). You say "we've got all the lenses we need"? Do you have a stabilized EF 24-70/2.8 ? How about a stabilized EF 85/1.8? Canon has a LOT of lenses that aren't stabilized. They all become stabilized on a Sony body.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - Think about it Cthulion: the fact that we're even talking about AF at all with non-native adapted lenses, let alone 5fps AF tracking with non-native adapted lenses, is pretty amazing! The fact that this capability exists at all is a win for Sony, because Canon and Nikon certainly don't have this capability. The Sony A9 is the world's most powerful adaptable camera. Sony gave the Canon 24-70/2.8L image stabilization even before Canon has! LOL. Because you can stick a Canon 24-70/2.8L on a Sony body and you instantly have a Canon 24-70/2.8L IS! Every Canon lens you own becomes an IS lens on a Sony body.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - Actually, you're proving yourself dumber by the post, because everything you said in your latest post is something that the A9 can do, but other cameras can't. So the win still goes to the A9! At least the A9 *can* AF with non-native lenses. And it focus tracks fine at 5fps. Watch the video below with Canon 400 and 300/2.8 lenses below. At 3:30, "...refused to track her in medium mode, but when I switched to low, sure enough it seemed to lock on just fine, no issues doing it at all."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TSCjUlQsjE
Again, fine AF tracking at 5fps, and that's still something that other cameras can't do *at all* with non-native lenses. Advantage: Sony!
Very soon, Sony will have native telephotos of their own. Sony is expected to release a 135mm and 400mm later this year:
https://goo.gl/cYGoJ9
Only Sony offers you the benefit of using native or non-native lenses with AF. With IS, too, even with non-IS lenses (thanks to Sony's IBIS). Again, advantage: Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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HeyItsJoel: $$ Sony A9 body only = Nikon D810 + 24-70 f2.8 $$

Hmmm... no contest.

D810 is not a high speed camera. It has a continous shooting speed of only 5fps. The A9 shoots at 20fps. Slight difference!

The Sony counterpart to the Nikon D810 is the A7RII.

A7RII: 42mp, 5fps, 399 AF points, IBIS, Face/Eye AF, $2,698.00
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1159878-REG/sony_a7r_mark_ii_digital.html

D810: 36mp, 5fps, 51 AF points, no IBIS, no Face/Eye AF, $2,796.95
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1062499-REG/nikon_d_810_digital_slr_body.html

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@tbcass - "I don't believe for one second you actually owned an A9."

Yep, I don't believe him either. With all his rabid antipathy against the A9, it sounds pretty preposterous that he'd whip out his credit card to buy an A9 just for kicks.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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beavertown: DXO:

The Sony a9 comes out on top against the Canon 1Dx II and Nikon D5 with an overall score of 92 points, compared to 88 points for its main action camera rivals. While the Nikon D5 just has the edge for color depth, and the Canon 1Dx II just ahead for dynamic range, the Sony a9 is the more consistent performer of the three at base ISO, offering very good results in all three categories, including the best low-light ISO performance (3517 ISO).

@HenryDJP - "That's a major downfall when comparing it against the 1DXII and the D5 which use either dual CFast or XQD cards."

The "major downfall" really depends on if real-world users really find that this impedes their shooting. Most likely, not everyone is going to consider this a "major downfall" IRL. Edge-to-edge (93%) focus coverage and 20fps shooting speed will certainly be more attractive to a lot of shooters.

As for lenses, the Sony FF MILC system has only been in existence 3 years, 8 months. But already, they've filled out their system very nicely. Sony still needs telephoto primes, but those are coming. Sony's next two lenses are said to be a 135mm and a 400mm prime later this year.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/whats-next-sony-135mm-fe-400mm-fe-rx-camera/

Before you know it, this "Sony has no lenses" argument will be a figment of the past. Let's see where they are by the 2020 Olympics. I'm sure a lot of these current criticisms will seem rather quaint and outdated.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - You're nothing but an insecure troll. And a very poor one at that because all your arguments are easily rebutted.

Some people feel very threatened by change. They lash out irrationally. They ignore evidence. They don't like any potential disruption to their status quo. They take it personally. That sounds like what's going on with you. Even your denial of the widespread use of remote cameras is just nuts, just irrational. And your claim that you own an A9? Yeah, not likely. If you really did own one, you probably would have mentioned that much earlier. No, you pulled that one out of your ass too. Again, just more irrational behavior from someone who feels threatened by change. As for your accusation that "You guys are like children"...sorry, but this is called psychological projection. It's you who is acting like a child, but you're denying this behavior in yourself by attributing it to others.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - "Actually I haven't bashed Sony once"

More blind denial.

"and saying that the volume of published shots doesn't matter is utterly ridiculous. You shoot a game, end up with 300 keepers, maybe 10-20 are remote. That's a small portion however way you slice it."

We're talking about how much equipment is used at sporting events! LOTS of remote cameras! That's reality. Ask SI's Peter Read Miller. Plus, you're just pulling these "keepers" numbers out of your ass. And it doesn't change the fact that agencies shoot a LOT of remote cameras.

"And you still haven't figured out that the A9 shoots 10 fps tops with canon/nikon, dp review managed to get only 2-3 fps. Where's the advantage there?"

You still don't get it. That's for AF. All these remote cameras are manually focused. A9 will do 20fps with any manually focused adapted lens. Advantage: agencies have more frames to choose from, in a body that costs a lot less. And smaller cameras means less packing weight and packing space.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@@Cthulion - Are you even reading the captions to the photos I've posted? Remote cameras definitely do not make of a "very small portion" of the gear brought to sporting events!

http://aldiaz.photoshelter.com/image/I0000TI1cNUZ49gQ

"Sports Illustrated photographer Greg Nelson wonders if he can pack all that remote camera gear in a single Think Tank Photo Airport Security roller?"

It doesn't matter the ratio of images that are actually published from remote cameras vs manned cameras. But it's quite clear that remote cameras are in very wide use, and they account for a significant portion of the gear used to cover sporting events. Award-winning veteran Sports Illustrated photog Peter Read Miller wrote about the importance of remote photography in his book "On Sports Photography":

http://imgur.com/a/5lcwJ

"Remote cameras are a big part of covering the Olympics." And yes, that includes team sports, too.

Like I said, you're either in denial or are ignorant to this topic.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - You don't seem to get it. Manned cameras are still in use, but they are now greatly supplemented by remote cameras because a photographer can only be in one place at a time, and remote cameras allow photographers to get shots from different angles. That's why sports photographers will go to events and games with a dozen or more cameras. And almost all of them (except for the 2 or maybe 3 cameras that the photographer has on his body) will be remote cameras. Plus, as I mentioned earlier, it makes huge economic sense for agencies to do this: cameras are cheap, but manpower is expensive. It's just reality. Right now, most photogs are doing remotes with Canon and Nikon bodies. But it's a bit of a waste because these cameras are manually focused. What they really want is speed (fps) because they are literally shooting blind. So an A9 that is cheaper and shoots faster than a 1DXII or D5 (that max out at 14fps and 12fps) --and still uses Canon/Nikon lenses-- becomes attractive!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 03:31 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - I think you're the one who is high. Remote photography is widely used in team games. Basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball:

Basketball:
http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2010/10/07/behind-the-glass-the-secret-of-the-remote-camera/

Soccer:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/13/article-0-1D1541E500000578-161_634x427.jpg

https://amasportsphotoagency.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ama92_world_cup_final.jpg

Volleyball:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0ybRbfRYjTI/SwMvCP1aEzI/AAAAAAAAABs/SeFdAeJF4Es/s1600/FOO20090919_2024_0088.jpg

http://imgur.com/a/DxLBj

Baseball:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7544/16240443565_f1c6dcf67b_o.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0S90kMhRcs

Football:
https://scottkelby.com/field-test-caseair-wireless-tethering-remote-camera-blues-saturdays-nfl-playoffs/
http://imgur.com/a/oBNzp

I think you're just either ignorant of this subject, or in total denial.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - The economics of remote cameras is pretty simple: cameras are cheap, but manpower is expensive. Why should an agency send 20 photographers to cover a single event (along with a camera for each of them, plus transportation and lodging) when they can send one photographer with 20 cameras? The latter option is far more cost effective. Furthermore, there are places that remote cameras are allowed to be that a human photographer isn't allowed to be during game play or during the event. So you put the cameras there, but not the humans there.

http://www.linkdelight.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012-08-07T194536Z_231160760_LM2E8831FOSGU_RTRMADP_3_OLY-PHOTOGRAPHY-DAY11.jpg

All these cameras you see in front are remote cameras:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/overview-shows-photographers-cameras-that-are-triggered-news-photo/589929670?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#overview-shows-photographers-cameras-that-are-triggered-remotely-on-picture-id589929670

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - Wow, you are seriously a man in denial.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photographer-adrian-dennis-prepares-his-remote-controlled-news-photo/590095116?#photographer-adrian-dennis-prepares-his-remote-controlled-cameras-picture-id590095116

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photographer-sets-up-a-remote-camera-before-the-game-behind-news-photo/525713396?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#photographer-sets-up-a-remote-camera-before-the-game-behind-the-goal-picture-id525713396

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photographer-franck-fife-prepares-his-remote-controlled-news-photo/590094984?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#photographer-franck-fife-prepares-his-remote-controlled-cameras-the-picture-id590094984

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/08/15/insider/00insider-ken02/00insider-ken02-master768.jpg

http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/files/2008/05/coveredremotes.jpg

Remote cameras are ubiquitous now in sports photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - "neither is remote shooting a huge portion of sports photography."

Wrong. Sports photog Bill Frakes covered the Kentucky Derby with 41 cameras-- almost all of them were set up remotely. "The vast bulk of the images are done with fixed focus [manually focused] remotes."

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/11/photographer-bill-frakes-used-35-cameras-shoot-kentucky-derby/

He's only physically carrying two bodies during the event.

Remote photography is a huge part of sports photography now. Remote cameras now outnumber the number of cameras in photographers hands at major sporting events (case in point, Bill Frakes at the Kentucky Derby). Also, see this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0S90kMhRcs

I think you're just stuck in the past. As these DSLRs are retired, MILCs such as the A9 will be very attractive alternatives because they offer higher speed at lower cost, while still being able to use existing Canon/Nikon lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - "You need lenses, support and reputation. Sony has none of those."

You seem to have forgotten how big Sony is in broadcast and pro A/V. They already support pro A/V throughout the world. Now they are expanding pro support to photographers:

https://petapixel.com/2014/10/29/sony-announces-its-pro-support-service-quick-repairs-loaner-equipment-and-more-for-pro-photographers/

https://esupport.sony.com/info/1523/US/EN

"Last but not least, adapted lenses are neither reliable nor utilize the full capabilities of the A9"

It gets better with every update. And in many cases, you're adding capabilities that these adapted lenses didn't have natively, such as image stabilization.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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AtlantaWeddingpro: Hopefully they make one with higher meg sensor soon.

@AtlantaWeddingpro - I think what you want is an A7R III, which will have some of the A9's technological advancements (but obviously not the insanely fast 20fps shooting speed).

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2647 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

I'm just saying you ought not underestimate Sony. People underestimated Canon, and look where Canon is now. People said, "It'll cost news agencies an ungodly amount of money to swap from Nikon." Well, it happened. But with Sony, it should be easier because you can adapt Canon lenses to Sony bodies and still have full functionality. Eventually, the same will be true for Nikon lenses. Also, considering the fact that a huge portion of sports photography is now done with remote cameras that are manually focused:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photographer-franck-fife-prepares-his-remote-controlled-news-photo/590094984?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#photographer-franck-fife-prepares-his-remote-controlled-cameras-the-picture-id590094984

...the transition is even easier because agencies can use still Canon/Nikon lenses for these remote setups. And they get the advantage of the A9's 20fps bursts to capture the action and increase the number of images they can select from.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:45 UTC
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

@Cthulion - "If you think 2 and a half years are enough time for Sony to make a mark at the Olympics..think again."

Well, considering how fast Sony has moved in the mere 3 and a half years that the Sony FF mirrorless system has been in existence, I would not underestimate Sony. Two and a half years is plenty of time. They'll probably have an A9 MKII by then, to go with their new telephotos. And given how much money Sony has invested in this A9 roll-out, such as these big press events and demo events where Sony has rented out sporting venues, hired athletes, and handed out dozens of cameras and lenses for press to use...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8swlslWVvo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4mL8iRtUQI

...I'm sure Sony is going to put a lot of their gear on loan to news agencies, and make it as easy as possible for agencies to get their hands on Sony gear. Sony is investing in their long-term future in the camera market. And they are clearly willing to spend the money to do so.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
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