Now that Sony's 400mm f/2.8 lens is here, photographers are starting to pair it with the a9 and take it to professional sporting events. This great video shows how it fares at an NFL game.
Coming to you from Nick Page, this interesting review follows his experience with the Sony a9 and 400mm f/2.8 GM lens at an NFL game. Personally, I thought it was interesting that he saw other shooters with Sony setups at the game. Just a couple years ago, if you looked at the sidelines of any major sporting event, it was a sea of Canon and Nikon cameras and nothing else. When the a9 came out, I had a lot of reserved excitement — excited because I knew the camera was taking direct aim at the Canon 1D X Mark II and the Nikon D5, but reserved because I knew it needed sports lenses paired with it. So, when the Sony 400mm f/2.8 came along, this was the exact sort of review I was anxiously awaiting. The 400mm f/2.8 paired with 20 fps shooting with no viewfinder blackout (and even some occasional Eye AF usage) seems to be an awesome combination, particularly in an application where more fps gives you a better chance of getting the money shot. Check out the video above for Page's full thoughts.