These cameras appear to be the next stage of development after traditional film cameras and the DSLR. They are more compact,silent, and have unbeleivable capabilities with focus tracking, stacking full frame sensor and many other innovative features.They can also shoot at 20 frames per second, ideal for Terry's sports photography, not to mention very high quality video capture.
To illustrate the camera's capabilities, Terry showed some of his own work, including his incredible sports photography - he often records action shots for Premier League matches for the Press. He also undertakes portraiture, gym action shots and architecture, to name but a few. We saw his successful FRPS panel,comprising shots of London Underground taken with a very wide angle lens. Because of the distortion, the shots were high on impact and almost surreal. He uses Lightroom for minor tweaks, but prefers to do as little editing as possible, getting it right in the camera when shooting.
He demonstrated the capabilities of the ( expensive ) Sony A9 by connecting it to the club's projector and taking live shots of two volunteers.
The whole presentation was laced with Liverpudlian humour, which engaged the audience and kept us entertained as well as informed.
There was a huge range of Sony products for members to check out in the break, which are available at the Reading branch of London Camera exchange with a discount to club members, as well as a selection of Terry's prints.
We were pleased to welcome some visitors from other clubs, as well as the majority of RCC members - in all an exceptional evening, one of the highlights of the season so far.
Terry's full list of distinctions - FRPS,MPAGB,FSWPP,FBPE,EFIAP