I'd like to1st start out w Sony announcing their new High end camera today
Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
I've heard it being touted as the Canon and Nikon Slayer. Having cornered the sensor business, pretty much, and sensors now going into everything from autos to refrigerators, it re enforces my thought, they are out to be the top selling camera brand. Now if they could only make Canon lens work seamlessly w them. I read recently only 3% of photos taken today are Sony cameras but in sales today they are becoming a leader as being the top seller mirrorless camera, as in my Sony a6000, which I really like.
As these previous posts of mine imply i've been dreaming of upgrading my a6000. What got me into action is we here in Northern California are on the brink of a once one a lifetime catastrophe. America's tallest dam is on verge of collapse. The Dept of Water Resources is trying to prevent this in the wettest year on record w the dam's primary spillway destroyed and the emergency spillway destroyed. I encourage anyone to go to youtube and type in "Oroville dam spillway" You won't believe what you see.
They were in the process of inspecting it and I wanted to photo it. I got the idea to get the a6500 and photo it before they shut the water completely the next day. I went to Best Buy (I love instant gratification) picked up the a6500 and went up there the next day. I didn't have time to learn the settings or set the camera, so everything was basically on default and let me see what the camera did on basic default and get to familiarize myself w it. They wouldn't let me get close enough to even see the spillways or photograph. Which is what I feared but thought I would at least try.. I did get some of the water in the dam.
I did continue on through the Feather River Canyon to Reno, photographing as much as I could. I spent a couple of days there and Lake Tahoe. I was pretty much amazed at how much Nevada was flooded. Actually had a great time, got lots of photos of the Lake at its highest level while in a heavy duty storm. It was snowing some flurries, Just 4 mos prior I photo ed it at its lowest level. It's in my album "Lake Tahoe from sunrise to Sunset"
I can say so far the camera feels more like a whole new camera rather than an upgrade, but then I missed the a6300. The 1st time I clicked on my Zeiss lens, the thought that came to mind was, this is a solid camera. It felt substantial. I haven't had it long enough to write any kind of review but it's menu is easier, it does things better. The one thing that will really help is the in camera stabilization, its going to help me get deeper into the night w my Rokinon lens which aren't lens stabilized, but are really sharp and I do lots of night shoots. Had lots of fun doing panoramas' of the Lake w my ultra wide. It did panoramas' w all my lens. Have lots of photos from my trip w this camera. Will be posting in a while
I like the camera a lot and it is well worth advancing to. Can't wait to know it and open all the possibilities its capable of 📷 😀