Sony is CHANGING the Game at the White House…
It was only a matter of time really. Mirrorless cameras like the Sony A9 have the capability to shoot in total complete 100% silence so what better choice of a camera if you are shooting INSIDE the White House during live news telecasts? We have all heard those CLICKETY CLACKS of the DSLR’s that have dominated this space forever but these days, some photographers are gaining and edge by going silent. Doug Mills, White House photographer for the New York Times has recently done just that. He switched from Canon DSLR’s to a Sony A9 and he has discovered the benefits of shooting the president or inside the white house during live TV broadcasts in SILENCE. There are many scenarios where this total silence in a pro camera can come into play. Shooting almost ANYTHING can benefit from a silent shutter. Wildlife, Street Photography. Situations like inside the white house, interviews, on location during the shooting of a film, etc. No more do we have to hear the CLANKS of DSLR’s. Sure, there are many silent shutter cameras but until recently there were no real PRO options. Canon and Nikon have dominated the pro space for so long, and now Sony has entered with the A9, and so far they are getting raves from pros who are using them.
Doug Mills calls the A9 a “Game Changer” and I agree. if I were in his shoes I would also be shooting the A9, without any hesitation! So cool to see Sony getting some recognition, as they deserve it for creating such a technological marvel as the A9. It’s funny as I have been shooting the A7RIII but I still prefer the A9, slightly. It’s just a slightly different experience and it’s AF is indeed faster. My A9 review can be seen HERE.
I will be in Vegas soon for WPPI, and I will have some reports from the road..soon ; )