navydoc wrote in post #18555301
Congrats David. Having the a9 will probably convince you to upgrade your a7rII to the a7rIII for the amazing AF and shared batteries if nothing else.
I’m expecting the a7R II will remain very satisfying to use for landscapes and architecture where AF isn’t important or needed. The batteries are terrible though. I need to buy some fresh ones, because the half dozen I own are now terrible and don’t last long at all.
MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18555338
David may I make a friendly prediction? I feel the a9 will be a giant love and giant hate fest for you. It will spoil you for unadulterated speed. Every camera
before will seem mired in a tar pit but you have been in the 42mpx world a long time, that 24mpx will be hard to swallow.....but you're keeping your R2
so you'll have the best of both worlds! I don't remember you using the apps that much but you'll still have them. It is the current combo that just can't be
touched. Another thing that really stood out to me in a loud loud way comparing to the 1DXii I also had for a short time period is the clunky slappy obnoxious
sounds the a9 leaves behind. The Riii was voted best new camera at several places but it was the a9 that actually brought new tech.
Bottom line, a huge congratulations.
Thanks much Robert!
When released I didn’t think think the a9 would have any appeal for me (and it certainly doesn’t for my landscape/architecture work). But I’m growing as a photographer; developing an interest in more candid street imagery. And after a year of frustration missing interesting shots on the streets due to that “tar-pit” a7R II AF system, I’m ready for some high speed silent shooting AF greatness.