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p.29 #1 · p.29 #1 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


groob wrote:
Come on, Isaac, just lift a few weights! Thats why all the Nikon guys take their shirts off when shooting!

Hope the B&H show went well.


Ha! I really am thankful that is not true. And the talk at B&H is June 7th .



May 29, 2023 at 10:25 PM
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p.29 #2 · p.29 #2 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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Seriously this is the worst thread ever on this forum. Should be locked and some should really get away from the keyboard. Nikon and Sony make gear it means very little in life . You buy what you need and just tell the other brand guy to enjoy his choice. Be right , wrong or indifferent it still is a choice . This behavior here is like a war. WTF and why should anyone care. As an old Pro your words mean shit itís your images that should be talking. Go out and shoot as I have not seen any
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Go golf. When I started this thread I was hoping to see objective comparisons between Sony and the new Nikon Z8 but some of these posts have turned som of the feedback into more of a holy war. Both very good systems and choose what you like.



May 30, 2023 at 08:47 AM
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p.29 #3 · p.29 #3 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


This thread reminds me of my behavior from a couple of decades ago when people still considered the Nikon D200 as one of the best cameras in color and rendering. Even besting the Canon 5D.


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May 30, 2023 at 09:04 AM
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p.29 #4 · p.29 #4 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


swldstn wrote:
Go golf. When I started this thread I was hoping to see objective comparisons between Sony and the new Nikon Z8 but some of these posts have turned som of the feedback into more of a holy war. Both very good systems and choose what you like.


Nikon/Sony/Canon decisions are truly worthless with the fanboy stuff. Very few people sit and analyze this stuff with any Professional shooting level. Most of it is a one feature item that sways the boat. Not to be an ass but also no real experience as a shooter to trust as well. Seriously do you think I would listen to anyone that is not at my level. Im not and why I rarely read a review or watch you tube. I trust very few people that could give me the best advice I maybe seeking. 98 percent of the folks here never used a flash and have no interest or experience in any of that or working with LED lighting and stuff that on the high end comes into play. This is what is really missing in these comparisons . Seriously im not trying to be above all that but look at the audience here is it above your grade where you are confident of getting the best advice. All you can hope for is picking up those little tidbits of info that answer things for you. Worst is the fanboy crap, it does not help anyone. Yea I shoot Sony loved it for years but that's my system, I know it well I know nothing of Nikon for at least a decade. They and Canon failed me by not going mirrorless and IMHO they are behind. Is Sony the best maybe not but it works for my needs that's where you need to get too.

Now please don't think im an asshole. Im a very long time Pro with tons of experience and that's how I think. Not many can help me and I've been shooting Sony im not going to comment on any other system I don't own or know extensively.. Same for many



May 30, 2023 at 09:17 AM
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p.29 #5 · p.29 #5 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


Seriously I would avoid these threads as worst case scenario and honestly reading it you can see it as worst case. People tend to back their money they spent on a brand. I personally could care less and I think that's the smart move. Buy the need


May 30, 2023 at 09:26 AM
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p.29 #6 · p.29 #6 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


GMPhotography wrote:
Now please don't think im an asshole. Im a very long time Pro with tons of experience and that's how I think. Not many can help me and I've been shooting Sony im not going to comment on any other system I don't own or know extensively.. Same for many



Well put, Guy.

What's that quote from George Carlin? "People want you to be honest, until you're honest with them and then you're an asshole..."

I'm certainly not at your level, but I've been at this longer than most, and have learned that the only way to understand if a particular product is going to work the way I want/need it to is to buy it myself and use it for a few months. Most YouTube reviews only get to spend a couple of days with a new product, and many of them obviously don't have a clue about professional photography.

I've also learned that people asking for advice mostly just want you to confirm what they already believe, and if you say anything contrary to that, you're a fanboy/troll/asshole...



May 30, 2023 at 09:35 AM
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p.29 #7 · p.29 #7 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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Well put, Guy.

What's that quote from George Carlin? "People want you to be honest, until you're honest with them and then you're an asshole..."

I'm certainly not at your level, but I've been at this longer than most, and have learned that the only way to understand if a particular product is going to work the way I want/need it to is to buy it myself and use it for a few months. Most YouTube reviews only get to spend a couple of days with a new product, and many of them obviously don't have a clue about professional photography.

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Well said and I agree. It's not so much my level but my honesty. I know im loved and I know im hated and that's okay but im honest and I will never sway anyone in the wrong direction if I can help it. Reviewers are a joke in most cases they can't get past the second page in the menu if you know what I mean.

BTW I started on Nikon for many years and Canon as well but back than your options where very slim. I have had many different systems and different types of systems.



May 30, 2023 at 09:47 AM
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p.29 #8 · p.29 #8 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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I will ask


And then set your A1 EVF to 240p and do the same comparison again with an even faster subject




May 30, 2023 at 06:29 PM
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p.29 #9 · p.29 #9 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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I got to shoot with the Z8 yesterday for a little while. Got to compare a Z8, Z9 and my A1. It was not nearly enough testing to form an educated decision on how the AF compares. But the EVF on the Z8 and Z9 seemed very jittery to me. It was noticeable the instant I picked it up. I mentioned it to my friend who said no it isn't and then I handed him my A1 and 600 and said have a look. After going back and forth he agreed. While that is not a deal breaker for him
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I'm curious about the jitter....was this just looking through the EVF without shooting (like a VR/IBIS issue) or was this while actively firing the shutter and panning with a bird?

Make sure the lens was in Sport VR or else the Z9/Z8 EVF view jumps a lot while firing. Also make sure it was in 120Hz mode.

I will say that I find the Z9 to be the smoothest EVF (in 120hz with VR in Sport) when actively panning and firing. Although for everything else (color, contrast, resolution, ability to judge exposure) I find it inferior to the EVFs from Canon (R5) and Sony (A1).



May 30, 2023 at 08:21 PM
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I'm curious about the jitter....was this just looking through the EVF without shooting (like a VR/IBIS issue) or was this while actively firing the shutter and panning with a bird?

Make sure the lens was in Sport VR or else the Z9/Z8 EVF view jumps a lot while firing. Also make sure it was in 120Hz mode.

I will say that I find the Z9 to be the smoothest EVF (in 120hz with VR in Sport) when actively panning and firing. Although for everything else (color, contrast, resolution, ability to judge exposure) I find it inferior to the EVFs from Canon (R5)
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It was jittery while looking through, locking on and shooting. I was surprised. He has not responded if it was in 120hz mode. I will also ask about the VR just out of curiosity. I mean I have no desire to switch again and the cameras do not thrill. But those lenses are amazing. I am envious...



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p.29 #11 · p.29 #11 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


I wonder if Sony is still the primary manufacturer for the Z8 sensor like the Z9?

Part of the reason that I chose Sony was it's diversification into different product lines. Sony should have a larger R&D budget that will provide cross-over benefits, particularly from their development of cell phone camera sensors. And give the size of the company, provide a bit more financial ballast during an economic downturn

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Jun 08, 2023 at 02:26 PM
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p.29 #12 · p.29 #12 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


Yes, Sony Semi makes the IMX609AQJ unit.


Jun 08, 2023 at 02:35 PM
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p.29 #13 · p.29 #13 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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Sorry, for me the Z8 plus the 400 f/4.5S plus the 1.4X TC I am pretty sure I will much prefer over my current A1 plus 200-600.

Let's look at weight and size. The Nikon combo is 2290g (that is camera, plus TC, plus lens) and the front of the lens is just 253mm from the lens mount. My A1 plus 200-600 G combo is 2852g (that is well over a 500g heavier) and it is 318mm from the lens mount (or 65mm longer). So the Nikon system is clearly a lot lighter and smaller now that there is a
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For me, if I want top IQ while birding I use a 400/2.8 or 600/4 with or w/o TC (depending on subject distance).

If I am trying to track BIF with something difficult, I use a 100-400 or 200-600, because trying to track a swift or swallow with a prime is almost impossible. So there's not really any room for a lighter-weight slower prime telephoto lens in my kit.

Similar for landscape - I prefer a 100-400 or 200-600 when doing isolation landscape images, because I can zoom to compose the image.




Jun 11, 2023 at 12:07 PM
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p.29 #14 · p.29 #14 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


lightskyland wrote:
For me, if I want top IQ while birding I use a 400/2.8 or 600/4 with or w/o TC (depending on subject distance).

If I am trying to track BIF with something difficult, I use a 100-400 or 200-600, because trying to track a swift or swallow with a prime is almost impossible. So there's not really any room for a lighter-weight slower prime telephoto lens in my kit.

Similar for landscape - I prefer a 100-400 or 200-600 when doing isolation landscape images, because I can zoom to compose the image.



Well if I could afford a 400 f/2.8, then I probably wouldn't be looking at a 400 f/4.5 either. There is about a $9,000 difference in price between an f/2.8 and an f/4.5 lens, however, and for me that makes the 400 f/2.8 a non-starter.



Jun 11, 2023 at 12:56 PM
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p.29 #15 · p.29 #15 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


Still a rumor
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/rumor-sony-a9iii-will-be-the-fastest-camera-ever-made/



Jun 12, 2023 at 04:19 PM
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p.29 #16 · p.29 #16 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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Still a rumor
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/rumor-sony-a9iii-will-be-the-fastest-camera-ever-made/


That makes sense...I'd believe it will break all the records....except for one....and that is the MPs....it will probably stay at 24MP in order to achieve all those record breaking specs.

But if it manages to do all of that at 30+ MPs then I'm all in



Jun 12, 2023 at 04:27 PM
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p.29 #17 · p.29 #17 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


Maybe 33 mp with 40 fps? Would be a nice compromise?


Jun 12, 2023 at 04:32 PM
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p.29 #18 · p.29 #18 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


All those frames per second and still no killer lightweight 400mm or 800mm lenses


Jun 12, 2023 at 04:40 PM
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p.29 #19 · p.29 #19 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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All those frames per second and still no killer lightweight 400mm or 800mm lenses


400: too short
800: too long

Wake me up when someone makes the 600 f/4 DO (PF) with built-in TC. Or as a compromise 600/5.6 DO(PF)



Jun 12, 2023 at 05:53 PM
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p.29 #20 · p.29 #20 · The new Nikon Z8 vs the Sony A7RV and potential A9III


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Maybe 33 mp with 40 fps? Would be a nice compromise?


I'll take it if it also has pre-capture in RAW.



Jun 12, 2023 at 05:54 PM
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