The Amazing Sony A7 / A9 / Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

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As a complete aside, I was thinking - wow you have just used up 1/200th of your expected "shutter life". However, just checked some google and in an interview a Sony rep announced that the A7R II has a massive 500k shutter life.

Will be interesting to know what the A9 is. Obviously I know that "shutter life" and reality obviously don't mix but I'm a sucker for claimed statistics.
If your shooting silently, which most Sony A9 owners probably will be, it doesn't affect shutter life as there is no moving parts during silent shutter use :D
And yes, the mechanical shutter is rated to 500k shutter clicks.
 
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The SL, and now Fuji have a screen on the top detailing aperture/shutter/iso

The Sony may benefit from this, I looked down at the the A9 to check the shutter speed, out of habit, and I can't see it.
 
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I’m going on Tuesday to do an interview with DIYPhotography about my Chroma but will be checking out the last day bargains while I’m there :0
Really I cannot see there being a better camera for what I want to do - silent, face detection, super autofocus, excessive fps..

If I was trying to spend less, I could probably have sourced a DSLR to do much the same job without the 'nice to haves' - but I'm not trying to spend less, and I want those features.

Now I don't have any concerns about whether another camera could have gotten a (fleeting) shot...
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The SL, and now Fuji have a screen on the top detailing aperture/shutter/iso

The Sony may benefit from this, I looked down at the the A9 to check the shutter speed, out of habit, and I can't see it.
Sony A9 II
42mp BSI RS Global CMOS sensor with internal on-the-fly intelligent image down sampling - Dual-LSI.
Silent shutter with sensor protection system during lens changes
upto 24/48fps shooting
Improved Sony 4D AF system with dedicated AF CPU.
Anti-flicker and adaptive banding removal
Larger more robust weather sealed body
Full Touch screen GUI
Dual UHS-II / UHS-II SD card slots
499 RAW buffer with full menu/camera operation during buffer clearing
ISO dial
Top LCD screen
4K rear LCD screen fully articulating
4K 240Hz EVF
799 Phase-Detect AF points
399 Contrast-Detect AF points
4/6/8K video with Slog1,2,3 &4 - HDR
Internal GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth NFC
Internal voice memo recording
Wireless FTP
Wirelss Flash Command System built-in
Finger-print security
4/5G internal SIM for instant upload to Cloud services.

Have I missed anything? :D
 
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WEX have given me some really solid trade in prices for my gear!!!
Time to move over to Sony then before second hand prices drop further? :D
What's on your Sony to-buy list? ;)
 
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Just the A7iii with 28-70. Maybe the 50mm too lol. Prices are valid for 28 days!
Good choice..... or just go for the excellent Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and forego the zoom for now.
 
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Good choice..... or just go for the excellent Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and forego the zoom for now.
Might be stretching the budget! The 28-70+50 = £479. I'm already pushing my limits!! And need something wide too as my be doing few pics for friends wedding in few months
 
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Sony A9 II
42mp BSI RS Global CMOS sensor with internal on-the-fly intelligent image down sampling - Dual-LSI.
Silent shutter with sensor protection system during lens changes
upto 24/48fps shooting
Improved Sony 4D AF system with dedicated AF CPU.
Anti-flicker and adaptive banding removal
Larger more robust weather sealed body
Full Touch screen GUI
Dual UHS-II / UHS-II SD card slots
499 RAW buffer with full menu/camera operation during buffer clearing
ISO dial
Top LCD screen
4K rear LCD screen fully articulating
4K 240Hz EVF
799 Phase-Detect AF points
399 Contrast-Detect AF points
4/6/8K video with Slog1,2,3 &4 - HDR
Internal GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth NFC
Internal voice memo recording
Wireless FTP
Wirelss Flash Command System built-in
Finger-print security
4/5G internal SIM for instant upload to Cloud services.

Have I missed anything? :D
Weather sealing, weather sealing would be nice. I've seen better water sealing on a sponge. Ahem.
 
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What's the problem with the A9 weather sealing? I kept reading it had weather sealing, I was happy to take it out in the rain at this.
I don't think its as bad as some people make out but probably not as robust as the Nikon / Canon pro bodies. But I haven't heard of a Sony A9 failing due to weather.
 
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Sony A9 II
42mp BSI RS Global CMOS sensor with internal on-the-fly intelligent image down sampling - Dual-LSI.
Silent shutter with sensor protection system during lens changes
upto 24/48fps shooting
Improved Sony 4D AF system with dedicated AF CPU.
Anti-flicker and adaptive banding removal
Larger more robust weather sealed body
Full Touch screen GUI
Dual UHS-II / UHS-II SD card slots
499 RAW buffer with full menu/camera operation during buffer clearing
ISO dial
Top LCD screen
4K rear LCD screen fully articulating
4K 240Hz EVF
799 Phase-Detect AF points
399 Contrast-Detect AF points
4/6/8K video with Slog1,2,3 &4 - HDR
Internal GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth NFC
Internal voice memo recording
Wireless FTP
Wirelss Flash Command System built-in
Finger-print security
4/5G internal SIM for instant upload to Cloud services.

Have I missed anything? :D
Why would it get 42mp when Sony already do a high mp body? If they're aiming it at press and sports photographers, speed, AF, DR and buffer is what they'll improve on. 42mp would be more of a hindrance than a boon if that's the market they're after.

I've always heard photographers championing high mp because we now have cheaper storage. But this ignores that more than ever people are not printing their images. I'd guess that most pictures end up being viewed on screens and websites at about 3mp.
 

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"Camera soaked and rained on twice never got any water inside of it worked perfect."
I have used it in rain and snow more than twice. But the weather sealing ain't that good especially compared to competitors (eg: Oly or even Sony's own a-mount bodies)

"Sony Pro Support said they would have no issue fixing anything that got wet from what I do under warranty"
i don't believe that for a second because I don't think there is any manufactured that'll support this. You can read any manufactures T&C for what is covered under warranty and I am willing to bet a penny or two that water damage is not.
According to that sentence I can take my A7RII swimming (because I like swimming) and I can claim it under warranty repairs.
 
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I have used it in rain and snow more than twice. But the weather sealing ain't that good especially compared to competitors (eg: Oly or even Sony's own a-mount bodies)



i don't believe that for a second because I don't think there is any manufactured that'll support this.
According to that sentence I can take my A7RII swimming (because I like swimming) and I can claim it under warranty repairs.
He's talking about his specific scenario and the A9. Not submerging a different camera.

Sure take it with a pinch of salt,
 

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He's talking about his specific scenario and the A9. Not submerging a different camera.

Sure take it with a pinch of salt,
I am pretty sure A9 doesn't have a 'special warranty' that other Sony e-mount bodies don't have. They all come under the same warranty T&C.
You don't even need to have an A9 to be part of their pro support.

As I said above in an edit - You can read any manufactures T&C for what is covered under warranty and I am willing to bet a penny or two that water damage is not.
 
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I have used it in rain and snow more than twice. But the weather sealing ain't that good especially compared to competitors (eg: Oly or even Sony's own a-mount bodies)



i don't believe that for a second because I don't think there is any manufactured that'll support this. You can read any manufactures T&C for what is covered under warranty and I am willing to bet a penny or two that water damage is not.
According to that sentence I can take my A7RII swimming (because I like swimming) and I can claim it under warranty repairs.
That guy is legit.he abuses his gear and came from a d5
 
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Why would it get 42mp when Sony already do a high mp body? If they're aiming it at press and sports photographers, speed, AF, DR and buffer is what they'll improve on. 42mp would be more of a hindrance than a boon if that's the market they're after.

I've always heard photographers championing high mp because we now have cheaper storage. But this ignores that more than ever people are not printing their images. I'd guess that most pictures end up being viewed on screens and websites at about 3mp.
The way Sony are heading is going to be higher mega pixel counts, it's what the G Master lenses were designed to meet.
I think would be great idea if Sony had a intelligent down-sampling option in-body, so the higher mega pixel bodies say 42 48, 70 - 100mp bodies would have the option to select a preferred resolution to keep IQ and file sizes optimum.
You wan't good IQ and DR with less noise..... easy, take a photo at 100mp and downsample down to 24mp, watch that noise vanish at high ISO. :D
 
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The way Sony are heading is going to be higher mega pixel counts, it's what the G Master lenses were designed to meet.
I think would be great idea if Sony had a intelligent down-sampling option in-body, so the higher mega pixel bodies say 42 48, 70 - 100mp bodies would have the option to select a preferred resolution to keep IQ and file sizes optimum.
You wan't good IQ and DR with less noise..... easy, take a photo at 100mp and downsample down to 24mp, watch that noise vanish at high ISO. :D
I would've thought from looking at their range that they're heading towards specialist versions of bodies rather than blindly upping the mp count. The 3 different A7 bodies and the A9 all suit different photographers, with the A7 being the generalist. I could see some mp monsters in the future but can't see why they'd push up the A9 when in many ways it'll be seen as a negative to the intended market. I know press and sports shooters who would despise 42mp.
 
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I would've thought from looking at their range that they're heading towards specialist versions of bodies rather than blindly upping the mp count. The 3 different A7 bodies and the A9 all suit different photographers, with the A7 being the generalist. I could see some mp monsters in the future but can't see why they'd push up the A9 when in many ways it'll be seen as a negative to the intended market. I know press and sports shooters who would despise 42mp.
Perhaps A9R? :D
 
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Posted this on the A9 FB Group - but it seemed odd....

Writing JPG to wrong card?

I have the camera setup for RAW+JPG

I got to the Setup5 page and select Rec. Media - Slot 1 and the Recording Mode Sort(JPEG/RAW)

There is no Sort(RAW/JPEG) and so I have to set Rec. Media - Slot 2 instead..

I would have thought the RAW would be the primary and JPG the back up, so it seems odd that I'm specifying the Rec. Media slot for Slot 2 - but that's how it seems to work.
 
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Posted this on the A9 FB Group - but it seemed odd....

Writing JPG to wrong card?

I have the camera setup for RAW+JPG

I got to the Setup5 page and select Rec. Media - Slot 1 and the Recording Mode Sort(JPEG/RAW)

There is no Sort(RAW/JPEG) and so I have to set Rec. Media - Slot 2 instead..

I would have thought the RAW would be the primary and JPG the back up, so it seems odd that I'm specifying the Rec. Media slot for Slot 2 - but that's how it seems to work.
Correct, its one of my firmware requests to Sony as it seems odd.
I am shooting RAW to Slot 1 - UHS-II using Sony SF-G 64GB 299mb/s SD cards
JPEG to Slot 2 - UHS-I using Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB 300mb/s SD cards

Setup image review and playback media from Slot 2

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