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  1. #1
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    Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Seriously considering moving to Sony. My photos are starting to sell more and customers are wanting larger prints so I was all set on the D850.

    I am noticing that it seems Nikon is slowly abandoning DSLRs in favor of mirrorless. Most Youtube photography channels are saying the DSLR is the past.

    The mirrorless offerings by Nikon seem pretty decent but Sony has such a head start. Sony's video autofocus is superior and from time to time I do shoot a little video for facebook and youtube.

    I want silent shooting also. I want more FPS for wildlife action. Sony even has the new 200-600mm at a decent price. I'm waiting to hear the specs for the A9ii but, the A7Riv has incredible specs and 61 MP. In crop mode it has 26 MP. I would rather have the A9 because of the no blackout shutter.

    There used to be several reasons Sony wouldn't work for me...I think they have solved all the old issues I had...

    Change my mind, if you can.


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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    its a tough call mate, you gotta go with what you want.
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Talk me out of switching to Sony.
    If you are prepared to risk the wrath of the Nikon God

    Talk me out of switching to Sony.-24330021.jpg

    In all honesty if Sony does it for you then go for it.

    I got my first Nikon in the early seventies and if the gear was not too heavy for me i would still be using it, as things are though i cant say i find any fault with the Olympus,after all they are just a tool so use the one that fits your needs.
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Try the Sony menu.
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Sounds like the Sony is what you want. Get your hands on one and see if it meets your expectations.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    When the time comes for me to admit i cant chase the birds any more my camera choice will be between Sony and Nikon, chances are it will be Nikon.
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@sabor View Post
    Seriously considering moving to Sony. My photos are starting to sell more and customers are wanting larger prints so I was all set on the D850.
    What types of subjects do you usually shoot? On1Resize utilizes fractal algorithms for enlarging. In the past when I compared PCC to On1 Resize, enlargements with On1 Resize were much better. You might not need to move to a larger sensor size is what I'm trying to convey.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@sabor View Post
    I want silent shooting also. I want more FPS for wildlife action. Sony even has the new 200-600mm at a decent price. I'm waiting to hear the specs for the A9ii but, the A7Riv has incredible specs and 61 MP. In crop mode it has 26 MP. I would rather have the A9 because of the no blackout shutter.
    @BackdoorHippie do you have any comparisons to offer? If he shoots wildlife, how do the fps (and any lag time) compare between DSLR and Mirrorless?
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    If I wasn't so heavily invested in Nikon's ecosystems I'd switch to Sony tomorrow. I have a friend that shoots Sony and she can barely hold a camera and her Sony's image stabilization's image sharpness makes my Nikon look like a $2 Holga image
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  9. #9
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    "I am noticing that it seems Nikon is slowly abandoning DSLRs in favor of mirrorless. Most Youtube photography channels are saying the DSLR is the past."

    Nikon just announced the upcoming D6 and a 120-300mm 2.8 lens.
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    Re: Talk me out of switching to Sony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    "I am noticing that it seems Nikon is slowly abandoning DSLRs in favor of mirrorless. Most Youtube photography channels are saying the DSLR is the past."

    Nikon just announced the upcoming D6 and a 120-300mm 2.8 lens.
    I remember reading that Nikon was going to focus on their pro line of bodies which supposedly is why they stopped upgrading the D3x00 and D5x00 series. And it's supposed to be the reason why the D7500 had some of its specs downgraded. It's a shame although I can understand letting go of the entry level bodies. But I am not a fan of how they reduced specs on the D7500.

    I hope Nikon will continue with future upgrades to the D750 series. But pro DSLR's is supposedly what Nikon is focusing on right now so there should continue to be choices among pro bodies.
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