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June 26, 2017
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New Sony A9 tests (shoots Premier League game)

Sports Photographer Hugh Hastings tested the Sony A9 on a Premier League game:

The feature set is outstanding, not just a whole lot lighter, but more useful too, such as the silent shutter that I was able to use in the press conference. Now I can’t wait to try the longer prime lenses and also the camera grip, I shot all these images without a grip as the new battery grip had yet to ship, which is pretty amazing from a handling point-of-view. So, I think it’s absolutely fair to say that the A9 is the start of a whole new ball game for sports photographers, action and wildlife shooters, right here, right now.”

Full review by TheDigitalDigest:

A9 Memory Card Test by Cameramemoryspeed.

Dmitry:I tested Sony A9 with 8 Canon EF Mount lenses and both Sigma MC11 and Metabones IV adapter.   Some of the lenses are tested are obscure, like Canon 85L Version 1 for example, so maybe interesting for someone.
I am not a professional reviewer, just someone who loves the gear.   Conclusion is that neither adapter works that great with A9, both Metabones and Sigma need to make firmware updates for A9.
Here is a link to my review
https://youtu.be/t_4luTllM6s

Emin:Yesterday I try to shoot on a Sony A9 (Continues Mode) Eye Af + Sony 85mm GM on f1.4.
here the gif file https://goo.gl/photos/xZ4xuhR613SfrWs79
here all 114 original jpegs http://dropmefiles.com/1ry6E
Light was bad I shoot against the source of light (window)

DavidI discuss 5 ways to use an overheating Sony a9
https://youtu.be/nY_VAzZof_8

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Note: US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto or Adorama using our links (and our affiliated links only!) have a chance to win a Sony A9.

And the fastest SD cards are now in Stock:
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

June 24, 2017
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Small A9 suprise: you can map the movie record to the shutter button.

Nicholas Lam sent me this video and text:

“I just received my A9 today and I was pleasantly shocked to see that Sony now allows us to MAP THE MOVIE RECORD TO THE SHUTTER BUTTON!!!!”

And Park Cameras posted their full A9 video review:

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

World’s fastest SD cards are now in Stock (perfect for your A9):
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

June 23, 2017
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Sony A9 Lens Test with the massive Canon 400mm & 300mm F2.8 IS

If you do own the Canon 400mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/2.8 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 BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

World’s fastest SD cards are now in Stock (perfect for your A9):
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

June 22, 2017
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Dpreview apologies: “Sony a9 is sharper than we thought”

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….To make a long story short, we’ve re-shot our studio scene shots of the Sony a9 with the FE 85/1.8 lens, and they’re much sharper. We apologize for misleading any of our readers, but it’s a long story..

You can check the update studio shots here: dpreview.com/reviews/sony-a9-full-review/5

In little over a month the Sony A9 had to hold the pressure of overheating stories, banding and the Dpreview soft shots. Seems like at the end everything got clear and we can finally talk about the many good things of the A9 :)

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

World’s fastest SD cards are now in Stock (perfect for your A9):
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

 

June 22, 2017
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Patrick Murphey Racey reviews the Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit

Patrick Murphey Racey reviewed the new Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi Battery Adapter Kit.

Sony A9 camera and accessories:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

June 21, 2017
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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. The Samyang AF 35mm is significantly cheaper and slightly lighter, while the Sonnar T* FE 35mm additionally offers dust- and moisture-resistantance, includes a lens hood and doesn’t suffer so badly from chromatic aberrations. There really isn’t much else to choose between them, though, so unless you’re prepared to pay handsomely for the Zeiss name and a certain level of weather-proofing, we’d definitely recommend the Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE instead.

35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama.

June 19, 2017
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Sony haters watch this: Sony a9 Conspiracies, Banding & Overheating

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. Like I told you before I found quite some bloggers and reviewers showing pictures of so-called A9 banding while in truth this was simple flickering caused by the artificial light. And of course many of the followers of those so-called reviewers or “truth-tellers” believed this was A9 making a mess.

Specifically for those people who hate Sony in a blind way Tony Northrup made that special Sony a9 Conspiracies, Banding & Overheating video:

I like how Tony debunked all those Sony conspiracy theories. Don’t let us become flat-earthers :)

UPDATE: Tony mentioned Diglloyd banding test. Just to be clear: Diglloyd is a serious reviewer and his finding are 100% valid. But those post A9 flickering videos claiming it’s banding are not good reviewers for sure :)

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

And the fastest SD cards are now in Stock:
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

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