Favourite lens Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master
When it comes to the Sony Alpha 9, which I came to relatively recently thanks to its silent operation and speed, there are some great lenses available. I particularly like the new 27-70mm f/2.8 G Master, which is sharp from edge to edge. It is reasonably compact – I use it with the battery grip on the camera, then it is well balanced in the hand. I also have the 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens, which is very sharp and light. It’s better than the Nikon equivalent that I use on my SLRs. Then I have a 12-24mm f/4 G, which is a fantastic lens even though it’s not a G Master. While it’s ‘only’ f/4, it is as sharp as a tack. The 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lens is just perfect, a super-balanced f/2.8, which zooms at the back not the front – just the way I want to work. As mentioned in my test of the Alpha 9 (AP 23 September), Sony is lacking on the telephoto side. There is the 100- 400 GM which is good, but it’s only f/4/5-5.6 and doesn’t replace my faster Nikon telephoto zoom.
A telephoto zoom is a must for sporting events such as the World Para Athletic Championships that took place in London this year Sony Alpha 9, 400mm, 1/1000sec at f/8, ISO 3200