One of the favorite adapters the Techart Pro works great on the Sony a9. This might be the killer feature that makes me decided to keep my review unit when it ships, but we will see. DPReview also further explored the logistics of switching to the Sony a9 for Canon shooters.
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Photorumors reported the return of the Russians to Lens manufacturing and some of their up coming lenses are looking pretty compelling.
Lomography-Zenit New LZK 1948+ 5cm f/2 L39/M (a modernised Jupiter-8)
Lomography-Zenit New Jupiter 9+ 85mm f/2 L39/M (those two following the New Russar+ 20mm f/5.6 and New Jupiter 3+ 50mm f/1.5)
Belairgon 90mm f/8 and 114mm f/8 for medium format cameras
I for one love old Russian glass, but the Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 is probably the lens I am looking forward too the most.
The excitement surrounding the Sony a9 has started to die down a little and now photographers are thinking a little more logistically about how this camera will enter the market. For professionals that buy their own gear there are many ways to make switching easier. Especially if you currently shoot Canon, but if you use company gear the barrier is much higher. Sony will have to find a way to convince companies to replace their body and lens collections together or make it easier for them to adapt their massive glass collections, until they are ready to be replaced with Sony glass.
Currently the MetaBones T Smart Adapter Mark IV and Sigma MC-11 are the best bet for Canon switchers looking to utilize their Canon EF mount glass, but maybe it’s time for Sony to create an adapter. This would greatly speed up the adoption of Sony cameras in the world of sport photography. That way they don’t have to take on the task of replacing too many quasi specialty lenses at once.
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