Sony A9 discussion, Q&A, and rolling review

Sony A9, 85mm f/1.4 GM
Specs and purchasing.
What happens when you take all the futuristic potential of a mirrorless system and cram something like the functionality of a Nikon D5 into it? Meet the Sony A9. This is a groundbreaking, complicated camera with game-changing features, so a simple review won’t be enough.

But here’s the simple review: We love it. It feels as at least a big a shift as when the Nikon D3 came out, if not the switch to digital in the first place.

But we’re going to get a bit deeper here, and I will update this with new images as we edit them. To begin, here is an 89-minute live discussion and Q&A of the (mostly) ups and (few) downs of this camera in our experience after more than 10,000 photos in various sorts of jobs across four (now five) states:



Today I re-review the Sony A9. Because a camera like this deserves more than vertical video. But more importantly, because my review has changed. Over the course of six jobs, this has gone from “What is this camera about?” to “This is a very good camera” today’s topic: “Why I’m selling my Nikon D5 (the best DSLR that has ever existed)”

Anything involved with Sony brings instant accusations of being paid off (likely because Sony does compensate some reviewers), so a reminder that I received nothing from any camera company, and have bought all of this stuff at 0% off. And I even paid sales tax.

Specs and purchasing:

Sony A9:

VG-C3m vertical grip:

Posted by The Brenizers on Monday, June 5, 2017


A9 and Nikon 45mm f/2.8
Some pictures (updated as we go):