Tag: Sony a9

A Review of the Panasonic S1R When Shooting Sports

Before today’s shoot… The only sport that I shoot on a frequent basis is karate (at the dojo where I train) – usually belt tests (like today) and tournaments. I primarily use a Sony a9 and 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. That combo really does everything that I need, and it does it spectacularly well. Today’s ...

Adult and Elite Skillz Testing

It’s pretty awesome seeing these karate students level up! Everyone did a super great job today, and three students came off of their probation and earned their full Shodan ranking. Regarding the photos, these are straight out of camera JPEGs, ISO 3200, Sony a9, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, and custom white balances. Aperture ranged from ...

Basic Skillz Belt Rank Testing White, Yellow, and Gold Belts

No time to post process – shot hundreds of photos, culled, and posted to Facebook for all of the parents to see. Shot on the Sony a9 with 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. I shot RAW+JPEG, but only used the JPEGs. The settings in camera were ISO 3200, multiple custom white balances, aperture f/2.8 – f/4, ...

Basic Skillz Belt Rank Testing Orange Belt and Above

No time to post process – shot hundreds of photos, culled, and posted to Facebook for all of the parents to see. Shot on the Sony a9 with 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. I shot RAW+JPEG, but only used the JPEGs. The settings in camera were ISO 3200, multiple custom white balances, aperture f/2.8 – f/4, ...

CORE Skillz Belt Rank Testing White, Yellow, and Gold Belts

No time to post process – shot hundreds of photos, culled, and posted to Facebook for all of the parents to see. Shot on the Sony a9 with 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. I shot RAW+JPEG, but only used the JPEGs. The settings in camera were ISO 3200, multiple custom white balances, aperture f/2.8 – f/4, ...

CORE Skillz Belt Rank Testing Orange Belt and Above

No time to post process – shot hundreds of photos, culled, and posted to Facebook for all of the parents to see. Shot on the Sony a9 with 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. I shot RAW+JPEG, but only used the JPEGs. The settings in camera were ISO 3200, multiple custom white balances, aperture f/2.8 – f/4, ...

Anya’s First Grade Project

This was more of an excuse for me to play with the new eye detection firmware on the Sony a9 – overkill of a camera for a few shots at the school. Images were processed with On1 PhotoRaw 2019.5. The lens used was the Sony 50mm f/1.4 FE lens, which while a very good lens ...

Backyard fun with the Sony a9 with Firmware 5.0 and Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE

I repurchased the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 yesterday (used off of Offer Up). It was a deal I couldn’t pass up and in like new condition. While it might not be the sharpest 35mm lens I’ve ever used (I’ll give that to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II), it does quite well! These were mostly all ...

Sony a9 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Review – When Shooting Karate Events

The karate school that I attend has over three hundred students. It’s a very busy school with classes every day of the week, belt tests quarterly (for those that have earned their stripes), and a couple of in house tournaments a year. With that many students, it takes a lot of volunteerism to help the ...

Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm

Tonight, I’m discussing using the Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm together.