Sony a9 Live Stream at 7:30 PM EST and Roundup

B&H Photo is hosting a live stream tonight at 7:30 PM EST. Tweet your questions with hashtag  for your chance to win a free Sony a9.

Below Manny Ortiz does an excellent job demonstrating how well the Sony a9 works under a variety of real-world shooting conditions. Hopefully, the Sony a9 lives up to the hype.

focus-numerique – Sony a9 Ahead of Competition in High Sensitivities

dcfever – Sony A9 sample upload done!

imaging-resource – Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab!

Alin Popescu – Sony a9 versus a7RII EYE-AF AF-C Tracking

Alin Popescu – Running Towards the Sony A9 Lock-on AF: Expand Flexible Spot

Alin Popescu – Sony A9 Fast car tracking photo bursts

Alin Popescu – Sony A9 Slow Motion S&Q 100 fps

Alin Popescu – 1/32000s on Sony A9 Lock-on AF Tracking

Alin Popescu – Beautiful Hover Flight – Sony A9 + 70-200 BIF

Alin Popescu – BIF Fighting Sony A9 Lock-on AF: Expand Flexible Spot

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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
Lexar 2000x: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony A9 focus test met een vliegtuig

De nieuwe Sony A9 fotografeert met 20 frames per seconde. Ongeëvenaard! Daarnaast beschikt de A9 over een vernieuwd autofocus systeem met maar liefst 693 fasedetectie AF-punten en kan hij tot 60 keer per seconde de AF/AE-tracking berekenen. Dit betekent in de praktijk dat een op je afkomend vliegtuig elke keer perfect scherp is.

Lees meer in onze review: www.cameraland.nl/sony-a9

Posted by Cameraland.nl on Monday, May 22, 2017

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Sony a9


Adorama is giving away a full refund of a camera to one lucky pre-order. You can also  Trade in your used camera equipment and receive up to 70% credit towards the purchase of a new Sony A9

Of course you can always Preorder with B&H Photo or Amazon if you prefer. There will be a lot of people chasing after the above offer, but keep in mind that you must order before May 25th to qualify.

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DXO: Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 > Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8


The new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 makes the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8mm largely irrelevant if you own a camera with IBIS. While upgrading to the Sony G Master provides a measurable improvement. Sony has been making some interesting choices with their recently released/announced lenses, but I doubt anyone would be disappointed with any one of these three or in DXO’s words;

“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. That’s not the case here. While not exactly cheap, the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 costs less than its premium G Master sibling or even the rival Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8, yet it has a real nice balance of performance, with excellent sharpness and low lateral color and distortion. Apart from a little vignetting, with its unobtrusive size and low weight, this new lens looks to be an excellent alternative for all the right reasons.”

Via DXO

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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Sigma MC-11 Firmware Update


Mounts: SA-E
Ver. 1.04
Update Date: 2017.05.17
● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in SIGMA mount (firmware version 1.02).
● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in SIGMA mount (firmware version 1.01).
● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in SIGMA mount (firmware version 1.01).
※ Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.

Download Here

Sigma MC-11 (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony Savings End Sunday


Sony a7 Bodies
Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7sII (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7II (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony a7 (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Sony Alpha a6500 Deals
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6300 Deals
Sony Alpha a6300
With 16-50mm
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6000 Deals
Sony Alpha a6000
With 16-50mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a5100 Deals
With 16-50mm

FE Lenses
Sony Zeiss Planar T* 5omm f/1.4 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

NEX Lenses
Sony 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount (Save $25):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE (Save $100):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Accessories
Sony HVLF32M MI (Multi-interface shoe) Camera Flash (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF43M High Power Flash with Quick Shift Bounce (Save $70):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount FF Lens Adapter with TMT (Save $50):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony HVLF20M (Save $20):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony ECMGZ1M Gun/Zoom Microphone (Save $20):
B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

Rokinon Lenses (Save $100-200)
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Black
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Silver
Rokinon Auto Focus 50mm f/1.4
Rokinon 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC

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Sony a9: Plenty of Dynamic Range/Image Buffer and Banding Isn’t a Problem, Plus Reviews


Photons to Photos updated their Sony a9 estimates and the camera received a big bump in the midrange ISO dynamic range around ISO 800. I included my capture from the previous estimate above for comparison’s sake, but if you want to manipulate the data you can do so here.

Below you can see more of what the Sony a9 can do, which is far more than anyone should ever need. From what I have seen so far the only Sony related issues left to be addressed are poor menus and a few select specialty lenses for professionals.

focus-numerique – Sony a9

Marc Galer – Sony a9 Gallery

242 Shots before hitting the buffer and then able to shoot again after a few seconds using a Lexar 2000x card. It took 52 seconds to completely clear a buffer of over 200 shots.

Above, the Sony a9 doesn’t exhibit banding in instances where the a6xxx/a7 would

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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
Lexar 2000x: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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