Sony A9 and 200-600mm

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art

1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000 AWB

Well, I’ve succumbed to the temptation and broke the piggy bank and have just acquired the mirrorless Sony A9 and the newly introduced 200-600mm lens.

The kit arrived yesterday and I spent several hours last night watching Youtube tutorials and today was our first outing.

To say that understanding all the menus and autofocus options will require a steep learning curve is an understatement, but I already like it so much more than the Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II and the 300mm Pro f/4 lens.

One of my main issues about the the micro four-thirds system of the Olympus kit was the lesser image quality, low ISO noise threshold (evident at ISO 800) and inability to crop without the image degrading. The lens also was lovely but had difficulty with focusing at times and I learned to use the one-spot focus point for better…

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