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Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:06:57 AM »

You can now preorder the brand new Sony a9 mirrorless camera. Shipping is expected to happen closer to the end of May.


Lots of Canon shooters tend to use Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras as part of their kit and that will probably continue with the a9.


Preorder the Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera at B&H Photo


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Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:06:57 AM »

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 11:15:01 AM »
Not ordering

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 12:00:03 PM »
Not ordering

Placed my pre-order 7AM this morning  ;D

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 12:04:36 PM »
Wow, Canon Rumors is hoping to get money from Sony a9 preorders? Even Canon Rumors agree that Canon bodies are far from being exciting? Btw I was Canon shooter for almost 10 years, was hoping for a good rebel/mirrorless since the 550d but it never arrived. Last year I gave up and switched to Fuji (xt2).

Sorry for trolling, it is not meant to be. I have been here for long time and also learned a lot from you guys..

Crossing my fingers A9 operating is as fast as xt2. I love how fast the xt2 is, off to ready to shoot is instant. Xt2 reacts extremely fast during setting exposure. Current a7 is a bit slower.

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 12:16:29 PM »
Not for me, certainly would be renting it for a day just to check how well AF performs against Canon 7D mk 2 or 1Dx Mk II.

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 01:44:42 PM »
Price in Germany will be 5300€.
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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 01:49:40 PM »
I don't see myself completely switching brands at the moment however, I'd love to add a possible A7RIII or A9R as a second body IF there is a Metabones update that allows Sony bodies to focus Canon lenses as fast as my 5D4 and 6D.  If there is already something out there, someone please let me know!

As a stills shooter, the 5D4 has everything I need (even though making wide angle Cinema-graphs in 4K is complicated with the 1.74 Crop Factor).  I love my 5D4 and I will go ahead and get the $99 C-Log update however, I wonder about the resale value of Canon in the next 4 to 5 years.

I recently sold a Yongnuo YN-E3-RT and it sold within 12 hours.  On top of that, I sold eight YN560 flashes within a week.  I had 3 Canon 600EX-RT flashes and it took almost 2 months to sell my first 600EX-RT, and the rest soon followed!  Years ago, it took only a couple hours to sell my previous 580EXII, 430EXII, and 270EX!  Most people wanted to seriously undercut my price for the Canon flashes because now, Godox seems to rain supreme in the Strobist world.  For strobe work, I completely switched over from Canon, Yongnuo and Alienbees to all Flashpoint (Godox) gear, and I couldn't be happier!

Based on what Sony is doing, I wonder if they could do to Canon what Godox (along with other off-brand flashes) is already doing to Canon's flashes.
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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 01:49:40 PM »

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 02:53:23 PM »
Wow, Canon Rumors is hoping to get money from Sony a9 preorders? Even Canon Rumors agree that Canon bodies are far from being exciting? Btw I was Canon shooter for almost 10 years, was hoping for a good rebel/mirrorless since the 550d but it never arrived. Last year I gave up and switched to Fuji (xt2).

Sorry for trolling, it is not meant to be. I have been here for long time and also learned a lot from you guys..

Crossing my fingers A9 operating is as fast as xt2. I love how fast the xt2 is, off to ready to shoot is instant. Xt2 reacts extremely fast during setting exposure. Current a7 is a bit slower.
The A7rii is taking quite a bit longer, often too long. In critical situations I need to make sure it isn't off or fell into sleep mode. This would be a reason to try the A9. But 5300 Euros is too much for features I don't really need, just want. Th 5divs perform flawlessly and the A7rii does the rest with the nice 1.4 primes.

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 04:09:43 PM »
Wow, Canon Rumors is hoping to get money from Sony a9 preorders? Even Canon Rumors agree that Canon bodies are far from being exciting? Btw I was Canon shooter for almost 10 years, was hoping for a good rebel/mirrorless since the 550d but it never arrived. Last year I gave up and switched to Fuji (xt2).

Sorry for trolling, it is not meant to be. I have been here for long time and also learned a lot from you guys..

Crossing my fingers A9 operating is as fast as xt2. I love how fast the xt2 is, off to ready to shoot is instant. Xt2 reacts extremely fast during setting exposure. Current a7 is a bit slower.
The A7rii is taking quite a bit longer, often too long. In critical situations I need to make sure it isn't off or fell into sleep mode. This would be a reason to try the A9. But 5300 Euros is too much for features I don't really need, just want. Th 5divs perform flawlessly and the A7rii does the rest with the nice 1.4 primes.

Agree, also Fuji has best color and skin tone. Wish I can say that for Sony ;D

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 05:12:25 PM »
I wonder what the A9's RAW file size would be  ???

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 05:34:20 PM »
I wonder what the A9's RAW file size would be  ???

Early reviews mentioned it has a7s dynamic range to it, which I think is a good thing. It's back- illuminated sensor @ 24MP, my take on high ISO is will be decent.

My current a7r II is also back - illuminated sensor. It has 42MP and I'm very comfortable @ ISO6400 in low light.
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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 07:00:50 PM »
I don't see myself completely switching brands at the moment however, I'd love to add a possible A7RIII or A9R as a second body IF there is a Metabones update that allows Sony bodies to focus Canon lenses as fast as my 5D4 and 6D. 

The Sony A7 cameras focus wide angle lenses which are supported very quickly. Lenses with heavier elements suffer.
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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 09:31:41 PM »
Not ordering

Placed my pre-order 7AM this morning  ;D


nice! Specs are great. Fine print is not.

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 09:31:41 PM »

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 10:34:19 PM »
Not ordering

Placed my pre-order 7AM this morning  ;D


nice! Specs are great. Fine print is not.

Saw fine print. No cons for my shooting style, especially I'm shooting with native lenses :)

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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 12:25:44 AM »
Lots of Canon shooters tend to use Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras as part of their kit and that will probably continue with the a9.

I'll pass this time. I feel somewhat relieving after selling my a7r2 and all E-mount lenses. Since the adapted glass' fps is limited to 10, I feel the ol' good 1dx2 is still a better choice, especially with flash and the 200/2, 300/2.8 and 600/4. Maybe an A9-II in 6 months? We shall see...
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Re: Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 12:25:44 AM »