Sony A9 firmware 5.0 is here and it just blows away everyting


Sony A9 firmware 5.0 is here and it just blows away everything I’ve seen so far in terms of focusing and tracking.

Sony A9 Firmware 5.0 crazy EYE-AF and subject tracking f 1.4

I have updated the very first thing in the morning when it became available and the did a quick run to a nearby lake for some BIF tests.

In order to be able to show others what I see in the viewfinder and how Sony A9 behaves with the new firmware 5.0, I have to connect the camera to my Atomos Ninja V and record the feed camera send to it.

Unfortunately this mean I don’t get to see anything in the EVF, nor LCD, so I have to do the tracking while following the bird on the external monitor, which is a pain in the a..

But here it is, a quick demo of the new firmware 5.0

And here a small gallery with some of the images I’ve took in those series:

When I came back home, I wanted to try the new intelligent EYE-AF and I just got blown away by its amazing performance in tracking the subject (my 9 y.o daughter) even at F 1.4

Here is a demo of the new EYE-AF on firmware 5.0

And of course some of the shots in the series:

Oh boy, I so love the new firmware 5.0 and I can’t wait to have the Interval shooting back in the camera, with the firm 6.0 which will be available in June this year.

Still have a lot to discover with the new features!

Author: Alin Popescu

Inginer ca formare, grafician ca meserie, fotograf ca mod de viata, Alin este pasionat de tot ce inseamna tehnologie si scrie articole detaliate pe intelesul tuturor.

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