Category Archives: Sony a9

Size Comparison: Sony 600mm f/4 GM and 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 vs Nikon and Canon Telephoto Glass

Sony has been very focused on long telephoto glass since the launch of the Sony a9 and with the announcement of the Sony 600mm f/4 GM and 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 it’s interesting to see how they stack up to Nikon, Canon, Sigma, and Tamron telephoto lenses. Interestingly the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and […]

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Cameras Coming From Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Hasselblad in 2019

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but this is what we know is coming so far from reliable sources. September should be a big month for Sony. Fuji GFX100: or will be announced on May 23 Hasselblad X1D-100: It will be available in the second half of this year and will be equipped with a new […]

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Sony a9 Firmware Version 5.0 Released

Sony a9 Gains Powerful New Autofocus Capabilities and More Through Software Version 5.0 Update Sony’s industry-leading a9 camera has received a significant software update that brings AI-driven autofocus capabilities to its award-winning autofocus (AF) system, improves image quality, and introduces a range of customer-requested workflow improvements.

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Sony a9 Firmware 5.0 Coming March 25th?

According to a reader, their Sony rep says that firmware 5.0 will be released on 3/25. Below are the details of firmware 5 and 6. Firmware Ver. 5.0 and Ver. 6.0 for α9 The upcoming firmware version 5.0 for α9 adds Sony’s newly developed Real-time Tracking mode for object tracking. This mode utilizes Sony’s latest […]

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Sony a9, Sony a7III, Sony a6400, Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z6 Eye AF Test Comparison

Sony still very much has a lead here, but that competition is starting to catch up. I hope the people putting these videos together choose to redo this test after the upcoming Sony and Fujifilm firmware updates come that promise to improve Eye/Face AF. It would also be great to see these tests under a […]

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DPReview: Sony Real Time Tracking is a Big Leap Foward

DPReview posted an interesting demo of their new real-time tracking system and it’s definitely a leap above cameras at its price point. This system makes me want a Sony a9 again, but I think I will wait for the Sony a9 Mark. For now, my Sony a7RIII will have to do. What makes the new […]

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