Sony a9: AF Performance With Native Glass/A-Mount Glass/Canon Glass and More

The Sony a9 has impressive speed in many ways, but performance is very lens dependent and so far I haven’t seen anything out of the a9 that my Fujifilm X-T2 can’t achieve beyond maybe having a slightly higher hit rate. Of course, it can fire at 20 fps vs 14fps, but I’m not sure it’s going to make a difference often. I’ll be shooting my X-T2 and the a9 tonight at a dance recital so we will see how they compare. I was hopefully that I would have the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS with 2x teleconverter for this event, but it did not arrive in time so I’ll be shooting with my Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS.

I’m just not sold on the Sony a9 being worth $4,500 yet when you can get similar performance out of a Fujifilm X-T2 for less than half the price. For me, the stand out Sony camera has always been the a7R series because it makes cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 50S hard to justify, but I am keeping a very open mind. Sony still needs to hire a menu design interface expert though.

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Sony a9 Action Shooting Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9 Accessories Kit: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery Grip: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
a9 Battery NP-FZ100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
GP-EX1 Grip: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
MQZ1 Battery Charger: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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