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To Switch, Or Not To Switch?

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-30-2017 04:07 PM - edited ‎05-30-2017 04:10 PM (77,392 Views)


If 10 years ago someone had told me that Sony would be competitive in the professional photography world, directly competing with the likes of Canon and Nikon, I would not have believed them. I think the most surprising thing is how they are doing this; not with the traditional DSLR, but instead with full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.Sony A9.JPG


Many professionals switched to Sony when they came out with the full-frame A7 mirrorless cameras, but many more did not. Switching systems when you are a professional is not usually a good idea, as the vast majority of your equipment investment is in your lenses not your camera bodies.


With the release of the new full-frame Sony Alpha A9 Mirrorless camera I can see many more professional photographers switching to the Sony system. With a 20 frames-per-second shooting rate without any blackout I can’t see any serious sports photographer not at least considering switching to the Sony system.


The A9 has a 24.2 megapixel full-frame sensor, an ISO range of 100-51200, 693 point autofocus system, 4K video recording, Dual media slots, and many many more features that would greatly appeal to a professional photographer. The A9 is not only feature full, but is also built to last. With its magnesium alloy body, and its dust/moisture resistant design, it should be able to take much abuse without breaking down.Sony 70-200.JPG


Sony is not just about its cameras, but they also produce some of the best lenses on the market. The improved their lens selection at the same time they released the A9 when they released the new 70-200mm F2.8 G Master FE lens, and the 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 G Master Super Telephoto lens.

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I know if I was just starting out, deciding what system I would be using, Sony would be right up there with Canon and Nikon. If I was currently working as a professional sports photographer I would be seriously considering switching to Sony, with the release of the full-frame Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera.

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