They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, here’s an 8 000 word review that involves little reading!
Took a wee trip into the hills of the Southern Highlands on Tuesday to a location where I was pretty certain, from previous experience, I’d get some shots of Red Kites (and other birds) and the opportunity to try out the Sony A9 for wildlife photography to see how well it functioned in terms of autofocus accuracy and tracking ability and image quality at pretty high ISO’s. To say I was impressed an understatement and I have to say that I’ve never experienced a camera with its autofocus capabilities, made all the better by the fact that, using the electronic shutter, the EVF does not blackout and panning with fast-moving creatures is a relative dawdle as a result.
Most, if not all, of the attached images were taken at ISO 6400 which required a bit (but not too much) noise reduction in Lightroom.
All shots were taken with the 100-400mm G Master lens, mainly at the 400mm end.
It’s a keeper.