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porter + sean // rosslyn engagement session

porter and sean were married last week, but i was lucky enough to photograph their engagement session.

porter is also a wedding photographer and you can check out her fantastic work here!

cristie + tom // maryland wedding

them. their home. their wedding day.

sony a9 mirrorless camera VS nikon d5 dslr

 today sony released a haymaker with the a9 mirrorless camera.

as usual with sony (on paper) they absolutely dominate.

“on paper” is the key here.

i’ve made the mistake of nearly jumping ship to sony before. having owned the sony a7, a7s, a7r, a7sII i’m very familiar with the temptation their white papers present. i’m definitely going to give the a9 a whirl, but i’m not holding my breath.

at the very least it’s nice to see a camera maker at the pro level bringing nothing but innovation time after time.

Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera

sony a9 mirrorless camera review
Price: $4,499 (Body Only)
Lens Mount: Sony E
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
Autofocus Points: 693 Phase Detection (93% coverage)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-51,200 (Extended: 50-2,048,000)
Speed: 30 – 1/32,000 Second, Bulb Mode
Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20 (ISO 100)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5″
Weight: 1.48 lb / 673 g with battery and memory card
Continuous Shooting: up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 frames in raw format
Battery: 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 V, 2280 mAh battery
Sensor Size and Type: 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Memory Card Type: Dual SD Card Slots
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes (Built-in)
3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD Monitor
4K UHD Video Recording at 24/30 fps
1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
IBIS Image Stabilization: YES

Nikon D5 DSLR Camera


Price: $6,496.95 (Body Only)
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Autofocus Points: 153 Phase Detection (99 Cross-Type)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-102400 (Extended: 50-3280000)
Speed: 30 – 1/8000 Second
Metering Range: EV -4.0 – EV 20.0
Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6″
Weight: 3.11 lb / 1415 g with battery and memory cards
Continuous Shooting: Up to 12 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 200 frames in raw format
Battery: 1 x EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
Sensor Size and Type: 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS
Memory Card Type: CompactFlash or XQD
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
IBIS Image Stabilization: NO