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):

Lyndhurst Castle wedding: Allie and Luke

One of the ways Allie and Luke express their love is through regular dance-offs in their home … and it showed. Their Lyndhurst Castle wedding was not only incredibly beautiful, but ridiculously, incredibly fun. You know you’re in for a good time when an extremely elegant long-sleeve wedding gown is traded in for a party outfit specifically designed for maximum get-downage.

This is one of those weddings where I feel like each word I say is just a road block between you and photos of a deeply emotional, completely gorgeous day. I could tell you about the importance they place on family, but it’s more important that you see that in their every action. I could tell you the weather was perfect, but … well in that case I’d be lying. It was raining hard in the morning and I had to pull my full-fledged weather geek card to provide some calm and promise that the 37 weather forecasts I read every morning all agreed that there was a zero percent chance of rain by ceremony time, so there was no need to cancel their dreams of an outdoor ceremony.

(Thank you, assorted weather forecasters, for getting that right. I had to stick my neck out a bit on that one.)

Thank you, Allie and Luke, for letting us tell your story.