If you do own the and you might wonder how these will work on the new Sony A9. Check out the video from Dan Watson to find out how it works: Sony A9: Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy.
SAR readers already noted that in their Sony A9 review the studio shots looked somewhat soft or slightly out of focus. Well Dpreview just issued this statement The lens was not optimally focused….
Patrick Murphey Racey reviewed the new Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit. Sony A9 camera and accessories: Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet. de. Park UK.
Samyang 35mm FE review at Photographyblog: “we’d definitely recommend the Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE instead of the Zeiss”
Photographyblog tested the new Samyang lens and concluded: The Samyang AF 35mm f/2. 8 FE does have a natural competitor in the form of the almost identical Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2. 8 ZA lens, which was released along with the very first Sony Alpha E-mount camera back in 2013.
Probably the worse thing about Internet is that everyone feels the right to spread all kind of unverified and illogical arguments and sell them as “truth”. The Sony A9 is such a polarizing camera and on the web you can find plenty of false stories about it.
As you know you can preorder the new Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens at BHphoto and Adorama. And we got new reviews of the lens: Cinema5D writes: The FUJINON MK 50-135mm T/2. 9 is a great all-round lens.
Thrones of Semana Santa (Tronos de Semana Santa) from Brandon Li on Vimeo. Brandon just sent me this: “My short film “Thrones of Semana Santa” about the Holy Week in Spain has just been chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick! I shot it mostly on the a7sii on the Zhiyun Crane gimbal.
The folks over at Imaging Resource tried to make the A9 overheat in very unfavorable conditions: It is extremely challenging to overheat the A9. I say that as even though I was actually trying to make the camera overheat, I could not.
Sony A9 sensor tested at DxOmark: “one of the best we’ve tested at base ISO and exceptional results for noise”
DxOmark tested the sensor and cam to that conclusion: The Sony a9’s sensor ranks as one of the best we’ve tested at base ISO, with consistently good scores for dynamic range and color depth, and exceptional results for noise.
Samyang 35mm FE lens on preorder at BHphoto, Adorama Daniel Gangur tested the lens and concludes: This lens really suits my personal needs for small light weight option with excellent image quality, if you are after the same it really is a good option.
Samyang 35mm FE lens on preorder at BHphoto, Adorama (found no preorder links in Europe yet). The post First unboxing video of the new Samyang 35mm FE lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Dpreview just posted the full Sony A9 review. The camera earned a Gold Award: While we’ve seen that there are still trade-offs versus high-end DSLRs, the Sony a9 is a fantastic and highly capable camera, and the fact that it’s comparable to those DSLRs speaks volumes.
SAR reader Benjamin sent me this: It seems the “star eater” bug is not fixed. Preliminary findings indicate, that the Sony algorithm now processes both green channels at once instead of seperately.
You can preorder the new Samyang lens at BHphoto, Adorama. The new Samyang (Rokinon in USA) 35mm f/2. 8 FE AF lens is 3mm shorter than the twice as expensive Zeiss lens. Above you can see the image somparison via CameraSize.
Sony A7rii Firmware Update (TheDigitalDigest) Here are just a couple of new feedbacks on the new major firmware update. Feel free to add your findings on the comment system: Matthew “Hey Andrea, just put together a quick and dirty video testing the differences (if there are any) between firmware 1.
Shooting the Sony A9 Blindfolded and in the Dark by Patrick Murphy-Racey Diglloyd made a banding test of the camera. The problem is the Red Channel which does show some banding: I state here (as before) that for most color images, the pattern noise that I show is unlikely to be an issue for “ordinary” […] The post New Sony A9 tests (with banding test by Diglloyd.
Alin Popescu tested both new wide angle lenses and posted many image samples and comparisons on his website: 16-35mm test: The lens is straightforward to use, with excellent handling and smooth zoom and focus ring movement.
No comment :) – Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops. The post Tony Northrup shows you how to fix all Sony A9 issues….yes really ) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Ken Rockwell (known as the Chuck Norris of the photoblogosphere) tested the new A9. And his conclusion in short is: The Sony A9 is an obvious pick — possibly the pick — for sports, news and action.
Yesterday’s huge firmware upgrades brought some good news. With the exception of the new A9 all A7II series camera do no more have the “Star Eater” issue. I expect the same fix will be available soon with firmware 1.
Our trusted sources told us that Sigma will announce the first FE lens this summer. And it will be a new 35mm f/1.4 FE autofocus lens. And Sigma will also another zoom FE lens shortly after. And why is this exciting news? Because Sigma makes lenses that are on par or even better than the […] The post This is why you should be excited about the soon to be announced new Sigma FE lens!!! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
ThatCameraGuy tested the new 1. 01 A9 firmware. And as suspected it doesn’t fix the overheating itself. But it delays the overheating indicator warning time so that it doesn’t appear 10 minutes before the actual shutdown.
A9 vs D5 Real World Comparison by Max Yuryev and Paul Nelson: “a9 really surprised us and performed better than the d5.”
Sony A9 vs Nikon D5 (CameraSize). Max Yuryev and Paul Nelson made the first A9 vs D5 Real World Comparison. Max sent me this comment on that test: “The a9 really surprised us and performed better than the d5.
Sport Photographer Sean King is testing the A9 and noticed this: I used a 32 gig slower card on Slot 2 instead of the 64 gig sony 95 meg per sec card in Slot 1. Guess what happened? I was able to get the heat warning.
Sony A9 SD Card Speed Test – RAW+RAW, RAW+JPEG & More – How fast is the A9 (Dan Watson). Tom Beynon shot a wedding on the A9: All in all I’m delighted with this camera. I can’t imagine using anything else and I’ve only had it a week.
In case you need one more proof that the A9 does not shut down under direct sunlight check out the new video from Manny Ortiz. He got the warning indicator but kept shooting. And the camera never did shut down.
After some initial worrying reports it seems like overheating issue is only an issue on a limited batch of cameras (SAR article here) and Banding issue is nearly a no problem (Jared Matthew Jarvis test).
Photo credit: Christophe Ena / AP Roland Garros: Christopher Eno from the Associated Press used the new Sony A9 for his Roland Garros shooting. He got interviewed at Focus-numerique (Google translation here) And these are some of his comments on using the camera: The main issue he found using the A9 is that Wifi connection […] The post New Sony A9 tests: Shows no banding issue and makes a great job shooting Roland Garros! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens now available for preorder. First tests by Philip Bloom and Hugh Brownstone.
Starting today you can preorder the new Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens at BHphoto and Adorama. We also got first previews and tests by philip Bloom and Hugh Brownstone The post Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens now available for preorder.
DxOmark tested the new Sony 100mm FE STF lens: While the use of apodization elements or filters in lenses is no longer a unique proposition, the introduction of this lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras is bound to be treated with some excitement.
Sony A9 studio shots at Dpreview: Neck-and-neck with the competition (and slightly ahead in some aspects)
Dpreview updated their A9 review by including studio shots and a few more findings: Dynamic Range: The A9 is at least a stop behind that of the a7R II. A more relevant comparison might be to the a9’s direct peers: it performs neck-and-neck with the Canon 1D X II (and perhaps a bit better at […] The post Sony A9 studio shots at Dpreview: Neck-and-neck with the competition (and slightly ahead in some aspects) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
New A9 tests roundup: Jim Kasson analyzed the Noise Behaviour: I want to emphasize that the absolute noise level is low in the a9, but the periodic nature of the read noise and the PRNU will cause visible noise to be more objectionable that it would be if it were random.
We now learned via first Sony A9 owners that in a very specific situation (shooting under direct sunlight) the A9 overheating indicator turns on after 20-40 minutes. What’s also very strange is that only a handful of people noticed this while most of the photographers seem to not have had any issue at all.
Good news from the Sony A9 Dynamic Range tested: Nearly no difference between electronic and mechanical shutter
Photonstophotos posted the final Sony A9 Dynamic Range test. It’s very good news to see that there is nearly no trade-off between the A9 electronic shutter and mechanical shutter. The A9 is probably the first camera that gives you such impressive results in electronic shutter mode.
ThatCameraGuy is testing the A9 and reports: I take the Sony a9 out for a test run at a swim meet. The overheating indicator turned on within 20 minutes of use in 81 degree Fahrenheit temperature.
Nikon photographer Lars Ronbog tested the new Sony A9 on a soccer field and the conclusion is: The AF worked fine – better or worse than my Nikon? Not better, but it was acceptable for a first time use – more games and photographing other kind of sports would be needed to draw the final […] The post Nikon photographer Lars Ronbog tests the A9 for sports and this is what he thinks… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Digglloyd shared a worrying finding on the Sony A9 he is testing: I noticed some unexpected streaking in an image with a good exposure at ISO 100. The red channel is overlaid with horizontal lines/streaks in 12-pixel-high bands.
Skip this post if you don’t like unboxing videos :) Sony A9 Unboxing and First Look (TheDigitalDigest) Sony a9 Unboxing & Size Comparison With Alpha A6500 & Alpha a7R II (Brandon Meek) Quick Unboxing of Sony A9 (TagTheShooter Photography) Sony a9 Unboxing (Mike’s Camera TV) A9 unboxing (Jonathan Richards Photography) A9 Unboxing (Eseven).
Note: Today the Sony A9 is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. – How well does the $9,000 Canon 500mm f/4. 0 lens work on the new Sony A9? Well, check out this video from Paul Bunyard (first posted on our A9 facebook group).
Image of the three cameras via Focus Numerique. The French site Focus Numerique (translation here) compared the top three Sports Photography cameras (Nikon D5 vs Canon 1DX Mark II vs Sony A9). On their site you can download all the JPG and RAW ISO test images to make your own testing.
Imaging Resource posted the A9 Lab shots. And at first glance I can see that the new Sony 24MP sensor is definitely better than the “older” 24MP sensor from the A7II. This is good news also in the light of the fact that the A9 was primarily designed for speed.
The 100-400mm GM tested by CameraLabs Gordon Laing from CameraLabs tested the new 100-400mm GM lens and the conclusion is: Whatever I shot, the lens snapped into focus quickly and without fuss. Whether shooting sports or wildlife, portraits with face and eye detection, or close-ups, the FE 100-400mm felt very confident.
There was a concern among SAR readers that the impressive Eye AF from the Sony A9 might not work well if people were wearing glasses. Alin Popescu proved in this video that Eye Af works fine in such cases: Alin also posted this 20fps Eye Tracking video and a 20 fps short burst on Birds […] The post Good news: Sony A9 Eye AF works even if you wear glasses appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
DxOmark tested the new Sony 85mm f/1. 8 FE and concludes: Large high-speed primes such as the 85mm F1. 4 G Master are nice to have, but they are pricey, large, and sometimes intimidating. When it comes to moderate-speed lenses, it sometimes seems that manufacturers put price before outright optical performance.
The new 16-35mm and 12-24mm lenses Kevin Raber from Luminous Landscape tested the new 16-35mm GM lens and wrote this: I was impressed with this lens for the one day I had it. It simply is a lens many of us have been waiting for, and once more proves that Sony is very serious about […] The post Kevin Raber tests the new 16-35mm GM: “proves that Sony is very serious” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
Image by J. Claff from photonstophotos. net William J. Claff posted the graph above showing the revised Estimate of Sony A9 Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR). It shows that at low ISO the A9 is around 1 stop behind the A7rII but 1.
Jason Lanier posted this short A9 buffer test which once agains shows the impressive speed of the camera: And Marc Galer posted a video preview of the A9 with a set of full size images on Flickr: This is a new A9 video from Sony: Sony A9: Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy.
Base image via CameraSize with Sigma lens addition from me: Sigma 12-24mm on the left, Sony 12-24mm and Nikon 12-24mm on the right (The Nikon is quite an old lens) Preorders start 8am Fri May 19 (NYC time): Sony 16-35mm f/2.
Dpreview analyzed the dynamic range performance of the Sony a9 and concluded: We suspect the higher readout speed is leading to greater noise. In other words, it appears this sensor was likely optimized for speed at the expense of low ISO dynamic range.
image via CameraSize This comparison shows the Canon 16-35mm f/2. 8 on the left (790g and $1,999), the new Sony 16-35mm f/2. 8 GM in the center (680g and $2,199) and the Nikon 16-35mm f/4. 0 on the right (680g and $1,100).