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).
Sony just announced the new 16-35mm GM and 12-24mm FE lenses. The full press text can be read on that page at SonyAlphaRumors. More info here: Preorders start 8am Fri May 19 (NYC time): Sony 16-35mm f/2.
Currently the Sigma MC-11 adapter is a hot deal because it sells for $149 only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But how well does it perform on the new Sony A9? Jason Lanier just posted this test video where you can find the answer.
This is a Guest Post from Per Kylberg. He tested the new Zeiss Batis 135mm FE which just started to ship at Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon. de and Photo-Porst-Neuwied. Zeiss Batis 135/2. 8 OSS – initial impressions Freshesest possible leaves @2.
Sony Artisan Jason Lanier tells you the 10 Reasons Why the Sony A9 Will be the Best Wedding Photography Camera in the World. And our Dutch readers can read the A9 test at CameraLand. nl. And as a side note: The A9 is now available for preorder in multiple kit options at Amazon (Click here).
The Sony FE 70-300mm lens got tested by the German guys from Photozone. They are not impressed by this lens performance: Honestly, the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4. 5-5. 6 G OSS disappointed us a little.
Reminder: Don’t forget you can win!!! an A9 if you preorder at BHphoto or at Adorama,. Other preorder links: Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet. de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops. There are many new A9 tests.
“Bokeh” is Kai’s second name and of course he loves the new Sony 100mm STF lens! 100mm f/2. 8 STF FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK. Amazon IT. Amazon FR. Amazon ES.
Paul Bunyard says A9 focus fast on the huge Canon 500mm lens. Info and images here: facebook. com/groups/sonyalphacamera/ Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Dpreview analyzed the A9 RAW files (note: pre-production camera!).
The video on top shows a quite funny autofocus and buffer test. During the A9 presentation (in Hong Kong?) a guy tries to fool the A9 AF tracking by moving a black card around the frame as fast as he can.
Zeiss Artisan and famous Rock Star Photographer Greg Watermann did shoot this new video from Pitbull on the Sony a7S with Otus and Loxia lenses. Listen Sony: I know Greg and many other pros can’t wait to get a new A7sIII with the A9 benefits (dual SD card, bigger battery).
Image by Cinema5d At the NAB show Sony did announce the new S3CA E-mount camera which is basically a stripped down version of the Sony A7sII. If you stick 10 of those on the new VR rig created by Radiant Images you get this 360 degree tool.
The reviewers of the Sony A9 found that the weakest point of the A9 is the buffer unload time of 2 minutes. But there is good news. There seems to be a bug on the A9 (that will be fixed). And if you unload all pics on the faster UHS-II card it will take 36 […] The post Good news: Sony A9 buffer unload time is 36 seconds and not 2 minutes appeared first on sonyalpharumors.
(Click on image to enlarge). Based on the Sony A9 RAW images we got so far Bill from Photonstophotos made this Dynamic Range comparison. The estimated Sony A9 Dynamic Range is right in between the A7rII and the Nikon D5.
Kai (video on top) tested the Sony A9 and is quite impressed by its performance. And we also got many more test and first impression reviews by other reviewers: First Lok by Lok on Photogearnews Hands-on by Fstoppers Image samples at Fstoppers.
You can download Sony A9 RAW images from Imaging Resource. , Photographyblog. , Focus Numerique. and Photolari. But how do you open those files? These are two messages I got right now: Iliah: “RawDigger w/ support for SONY a9: RawDigger: https://www.
Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet. de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops. At exactly 16:00 London time Sony lifted the embargo and reviewers are allowed to post their full reviews and image samples.
Eye detection in Sony a9 is the first I consider “reliable enough” for serious portraits. Faster, more accurate than DSLRs. Game changing! pic. twitter. com/FUsLiuDJJT — Tony Northrup (@tonynorthrup) April 22, 2017 We read alot about the new Sony A9 specs and fast operations.
DC. watch posted these pictures comparing the new A9 vs the A7rII. Click on the images to see the full size image: Sony A9: Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet. de.
Quick note: We got new A9 FULL Kits options at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon. Dpreview wrote a very unusual article about the cost for of switching to the Sony A9 system (with accessories and lenses).
The Techart PRO Leica M to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter seems to work just fine on the Sony A9: Sony A9: Sony A9 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet. de. Park UK. Wex UK.
Germana and UK folks can preorder the A9 here: Germany: Calumet. de. Fotomundus. UK: Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops. 100-400mm lens: Germany: Calumet. de. Fotomundus. UK: Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.