Sony a9 II vs Sony a9 – What’s the Improvements?

Sony a9 II pro-level mirrorless camera unveiled for professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism. This new Sony a9 II camera body is now avialble for pre-order at AmazonB&H Photo VideoAdorama.

So what’s the improvements of the new Sony a9 II, if we compare the Sony a9 II to the orginal Sony a9? The main improvements are on stills capabilities, the design and connectivity options. The new Sony a9 II provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout. The overall build quality is similar to that of the new Sony a7R IV, including superior weather sealing.

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Sony A9 Firmware 6.00 Released for Adds Real-time Eye AF for Animals

Sony today officially released the firmware version 6.00 for Sony a9 full frame mirrorless camera.

The main change of this firmware is add real-time Eye AF for animals and overall stability. You can download this firmware here.

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Sony a9 Firmware Update Version 6.0 to be Released in September

The new firmware version 6.0 for Sony a9 mirrorless camera will be released in September 2019. This firmware version 6.0 will add Real-time Eye AF for Animals and Interval Shooting for Time Lapse for Sony a9. Firmware version 6.0 also brings an interval shooting mode first seen in the Sony a6400. Now, it’s easy to capture between 1 and 9999 photographs in 1 to 60 second intervals. The new feature also includes an auto exposure (AE) sensitivity setting that can be adjusted between High, Mid or Low to account for changing exposures throughout the set capture time.

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Best Sony Lenses for Sports and Nature Photography

Looking for the best Sony lenses for sports and nature photography? Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey walks through all of the Sony lenses that are appropriate for sports and nature photography.

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Best Lenses for Sony a9

Best Lenses for Sony Alpha a9 full frame mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony a9? Here are the top recommended Sony a9 lenses.

Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the Sony a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions. The new Sony a9 also features a vibration free, fully electronic, completely silent anti-distortion shutter7 with absolutely no mechanical mirror or shutter noise, making it an extremely powerful photographic tool for any shooting situation that demands quiet operation. All in one, Sony a9 ($4,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama) is an excellent choice for pro sports photographers and photojournalists.

Below are the top recommended lenses for Sony a9 mirrorless camera based on high image quality, good price and usefulness, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a9”

Wildlife Photography Comparison: Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III vs Sony a9

Nikon D850 DSLR camera is one of the best cameras for wildlife photography. So far, the Sony has won for travel photography and portraits. The question is that will Sony beat Nikon for wildlife photography?

Can the a7R III keep up with the D850‘s focusing? Is the image quality good enough despite needing a 2X teleconverter? How does the Sony a7R III‘s higher frame rate and silent shooting factor in? What about the Sony a9-which has an incredible 20 FPS frame rate and a better focusing system?

Let’s check out the wildlife photography comparison by Tony & Chelsea Northrup :  Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III vs Sony a9, which one do you think is the best camera for wildlife photography?

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New Firmware Updates for Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III, a7S II, a7R II, a7 II, a6500, a99 II

Sony has just released a new series of firmware updates for most of Sony cameras today.

These cameras are: Sony a9, Sony a7R III, Sony a7 III, Sony a7S II, Sony a7R II, Sony a7 II, Sony a6500 and Sony a99 II. The main changes is improves the overall stability of the camera.

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Best Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount

Here are the Best Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras (Sony a9, a7RIII, a7RII, a7SII,a7III a7II, a7R, a7S, a7)?Check it out!

Sony is the leader on the mirrorless market, so owning a Sony full frame mirrorless camera is really a wonderful thing. The next thing is to find the right/best lenses for your camera. You know, when it comes to image quality, your camera is important, but it is more about the lenses (and your photography skills) that make the difference between an average shot and a professional-like shot. Here we list the top recommended Sony lenses for Full frame E-mount Lenses including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto, taken into account performance, portability, and value for money!

In this article we will concentrate on native FE lenses for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras (including full-frame and APS-C format E-mount cameras). Take a look and choose the one you need! Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount”

Firmware : Major Sony a9 Version 5.0 Released

Major Sony A9 firmware update version 5.0 has been released.

Firmware version 5.0 for the Sony α9 adds Sony’s newly-developed, AI-driven Real-time Tracking mode for precise and robust subject tracking.

The Sony a9 is now $500 off: Adorama | B&H |Amazon

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Sony a9 Firmware Update Version 5.0 Coming on March 25th

Sony major firmware update for the Alpha A9 will arrive on March 25th.  This will be the Sony a9 Firmware Update Version 5.0.

This upgrade will add a range of features, including improved tracking in both stills and video, as well as extending Eye AF to animals, something Sony showed at Photokina back in September. The a7R III and a7 III will also gain the improved Eye-AF and animal Eye AF, as well as time-lapse capabilities.

The a9  (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama)  firmware updates will be coming in two waves: version 5.0 will be available in March while version 6.0 is slated for ‘summer.’  Continue reading “Sony a9 Firmware Update Version 5.0 Coming on March 25th”