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First outing with the A9

AlwaysOnAuto

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Great shots! How well did the camera handle? As fast and responsive as advertised?
I'd have to say Yes to that, Chris. I'm not quite as fast with it yet as I am with say my A7ii, but time will get me there I'm sure. I've had the ii quite a bit longer and used it with more lenses too. Familiarity breeds quickness in my case at least.
 

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Talking about cars that drink gas, are fast in a straight line and probably pretty loud too, I think this fits the bill.

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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    24mm    f/4.5    1/60s    ISO 100
 

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Just trying to get used to using this camera. The jpeg's out of it look really nice on my monitor. I hope you can enjoy these as much as I do here at home. I'll post a few pics from the Huntington Beach Concours I went to today. Lighting was a mix of sun and shade, no clouds out to speak of at all.
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There was a large variety of makes there today. I felt for the guys showing, the trees were shedding pollen like crazy today.
A9's color tone is obviously different than the A7 series. To my eyes, it's more pleasing and nicer. My monitor is calibrated, so your photos look great on my side. Nice shots!
 

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Antonio I may not travel to as many exotic places as you do, but I am more than willing to share the cars I photograph with you and all the others willing to look.
Thank you again for commenting. :bowdown:
If it was not the C19 I might visit you as my son lives in San Diego ! And would give me much pleasure.
Cheers ! :thumbsup:
 

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A9's color tone is obviously different than the A7 series. To my eyes, it's more pleasing and nicer. My monitor is calibrated, so your photos look great on my side. Nice shots!
Thanks Edwin.
I'm using a newish ThinkVision monitor I got late last year. I'm really enjoying how all my cameras are performing color wise now as my old monitor was over ten years old.😟
 

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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    24mm    f/9.0    1/125s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    30mm    f/6.3    1/100s    ISO 100
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    68mm    f/5.0    1/100s    ISO 100

A couple more from the show.
 

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I'll admit that I never "got" Corvettes. Yeah, they're pretty. But like Harleys, they're only good for burning gas, making noise, and going in a straight line. I remember Chevrolet shipping some to Germany in the mid-60's and letting some Porsche factory drivers take them out for a spin at Nürburgring. Their verdict? "Undriveable!" :shakehead:
I think that used to be the case. But no longer - and not for a long time. It's really just a matter of personal taste. Corvette has won its class at LeMans and other sport-endurance races many, many times over the past few decades.

The only problem with Corvettes now is price. At $30K, they were a fabulous deal compared to Porsches, Jaguars, etc. Now, at $70K, they are a fabulous deal compared with Ferraris, Lamborghini's, etc. Because that's the kind of performance Corvettes offer.

There was talk about a less-expensive Corvette to be sold alongside the current model. It would make the brand available at that $30-40K price point again. But I think it was just talk. If GM could have its way, it would probably make the Corvette a four-door, electric-powered SUV. Wait'll you see their plans for the Camaro.
 
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I'll keep the cars parked in this thread.
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ILCE-9    FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS    37mm    f/5.0    1/160s    ISO 200
 

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I'll admit that I never "got" Corvettes. Yeah, they're pretty. But like Harleys, they're only good for burning gas, making noise, and going in a straight line. I remember Chevrolet shipping some to Germany in the mid-60's and letting some Porsche factory drivers take them out for a spin at Nürburgring. Their verdict? "Undriveable!" :shakehead:
The old Corvettes were not great by any means. The more modern Corvettes specifically the C8 is nothing less than a street legal race car
 

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