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      07-03-2019, 01:00 PM   #16
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Drives: '09 Cpe Silverstone FR 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado

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Originally Posted by thatBimmerBloke View Post
... I see you switched from Canon full frame to Sony, I was using a crop sensor Nikon before moving to A7ii, A7Riii is a beast, definitely my next camera. I wonder if you even use a9 after having A7Riii?
I shoot tons of birds in flight, so Tracking (used to be called Lock-on) AF is huge for me. I started with the a9, after trying one on a puffin workshop. It literally felt like cheating. Added the a7RIII as soon as it came out.

The a9 is still the body that I use, if I'm expecting fast flying birds. For almost everything else, I use the a7RIII, for it's higher dynamic range and resolution. A major negative to the a7RIII is rolling shutter distortion, which requires me to use the mechanical shutter, which, of course, is not silent. When shooting mammals and many bird, silent shutter is much preferred. For most people, I think that the a7RIII or the a7III is the way to go.

Installing a firmware update to my a9, later today, further improving the already amazing AF system.