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Sony A9
David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 1:24 AM on 08.30.17
->> Tonight was the second baseball shoot I have done with it. I shot 1262 photos with it on Canon lenses 400 2.8 and the 100-400. I used the sigma adapter worked fine. After all those shots still had 58 percent of the battery left. I am not a Sony photographer. I am switching slowly but for all my music photography I am only shooting sony now. My body at the age of 60 does not want the weight of Canon 1dx type bodies. For music photography I already know one thing the Sony A9 is the best camera I ahve used since the af age started.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 1:30 PM on 08.31.17
->> I will update this as I see fit. Go pick up a Nikon F2 or a Canon F1 with a bunch of primes. Weigh it now do the same with a modern pro camera with a bucnh of primes or zooms. Since af started weight has started to increase greatly digital made it worse.
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 12:20 PM on 09.01.17
->> Fuji is the one player that was trying to address the issue of weight for the photographer.

The smaller sensor system they kept to and then introduced the medium format which is closer to a DSLR system.

Once you have the same size sensor as all the other DSLR cameras your lenses weigh the same, they are covering the same size sensor.

I don't think there is that much of a weight benefit to jump to Sony for that reason.

There are many reasons for going to a mirrorless system rather than weight, but if that is the reason you are switching then go with Fuji or the Sony A6500 and stay with the lenses designed for those cameras and not the full sensor size lenses to keep you back from problems.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 12:06 PM on 09.02.17
->> Go shoot a concert with a canon with the capaibilities of the sony a9 and then with the sony. Fuji is noce but true low light you need a sony. The fuji does not cut it above what 3200? The a9 is great at 12560
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 12:37 AM on 09.04.17
->> Today I shot the A9 at a ballgame as my main camera temps went as high as 97 degrees in Denver. I shot all day with the sony no heat problems at all no warnings no shut down I made 2442 exposures and still had 40 percent of the battery left at the end of the game.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 2:06 PM on 09.16.17
->> I shot the A9 at a burlesque show, it performed great though I had to switch to the mechanical shutter due to cheap LED lights. Worked fine then
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 12:07 PM on 09.18.17
->> Yesterday tested at the Superdome pregame for the Saints LED lights no need for mechanical shutter 400 2.8 canon worked fine on it. Then another Burlesque show
again LED lights this time did not need the mechacnical shutter so could have shot at 20 fps but did not want to did go 2960 shots on one battery and still had 48 percnet left. So I am done worrying about battery life. I have had problems with canon an led lights as well forcing me to slow the shutter down again with cheap led lights
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 10:03 AM on 09.20.17
->> Also the awb in the Super Dome did well no trouble at all at the Rockies the problem was a heavy purple from signs as I shoot raw no trouble to fix.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 11:30 PM on 09.23.17
->> A note on shooting music with the A9 having the joystick to change af points without having to hit another button is beyond wonderful Canon does not do that does nikon? I truly do not know but it makes everything fast. The A9 is truly the best camera to shoot musicI know of fast af easy overheads or with the lcd that can move around .
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Simon Wheeler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 9:37 PM on 09.24.17
->> It is possible to set up either the Canon 1Dx II or the 5D IV so that one can change focus points immediately with the joystick.

I have played around with a friend's A9. It is a remarkable machine with a lot of great capabilities.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 11:45 PM on 09.26.17
->> that is great to know but the weight of the 1 dx in a club and running around is not something I want to deal with the 5d better but the a9 is a more complete action camera
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Valerie Shoaps, Photographer
Santa Cruz | CA | US | Posted: 4:29 AM on 09.27.17
->> "A note on shooting music with the A9 having the joystick to change af points without having to hit another button is beyond wonderful Canon does not do that does nikon?"

Yes, Nikon does have a AF joystick on the D5 and the D500 (and I believe has had it at least as far back as 2012's D4.
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Whitney Curtis, Photographer
St. Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 4:25 PM on 09.27.17
->> David, which adapter are you using for your Canon lenses?
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 1:17 AM on 09.29.17
->> Valerie the question was can you use the joystick without having to hit a button to make it work.
Whitney I am using the sigma adatler Ihad the metbones 1v the sigma worked better. I do not know how the metabones 5 is
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Dirk Dewachter, Photographer
Playa Del Rey | CA | USA | Posted: 8:06 PM on 09.30.17
->> You can change the af point with a joystick on Canons as far as the Mark IV. Let us see some of the higher ISO Sony A9 images David.
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Valerie Shoaps, Photographer
Santa Cruz | CA | US | Posted: 2:03 AM on 10.06.17
->> David, you don't have to hit another button on Nikons, just move to joystick. As Dirk stated, Canon pro bodies could do this from 2010. What Canon bodies were you shooting with?
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 3:16 AM on 10.06.17
->> I never saw the way to do it wthout hitting a button first ahve 1dx mk11
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 8:07 AM on 10.07.17
->> @David, it is possible on the 1Dx and the 1Dx mkII.
You will need to change a setting in the camera first.
Under C.Fn6 --> Custom controlls.
Actually, you can make changes in how most buttons, and the joystick works.
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