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Original and Restyled Lens Differences

Minolta AF 35mm F/2 new or “restyled” version and the Minolta AF 35mm F/2 original version comparison

These two lenses have identical optical designs, but there has been some upgrading to the new or “restyled” version.  The new version gets a better coating on some of the lens glass surfaces to reduce flare and ghosting.  There is a circular aperture…

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Sony, Nikon and Canon Kit Lens Shootout

This comparison or “shootout” review will cover the Sony 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6, Nikon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR, and the Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS lenses.  If you want to see a more in-depth review, and complete specifications for a particular lens, go to the following:

The cameras used …

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Sony CZ 16-80mm and Sony 16-105mm Comparison

This page covers the differences, and similarities of the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 and Sony 16-105mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lenses.

Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5

Lens Sony Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm  F/3.5-4.5 ZA zoom  Equivalent to 24-120mm.  APS-C cameras only. Box contents This lens came with a hood, front and rear caps and a padded case. Cost $699 Build

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Sony A900, A700 and A580 ISO Comparison

Anyone interested in looking at boring ISO crops?  well, there’s a lot of chatter in various Sony forums about the ISO performance of the new A580, so I thought I’d provide some side-by-side ISO comparisons of Sony’s flagship A900, the old and outdated A700, and last, but not least A580.  The A580 received rave reviews about its high ISO performance …

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‘A’ Mount Lens Chart

This is your guide to the current and discontinued Sony alpha lens lineup.  All Sony ‘a’ lenses and tele-converters ever made are listed below with general specifications.  My reviews (if available) are indicated by the bold blue “yes” link in the fifth column, or by clicking on the lens picture.  

Please note; the specifications given here are more

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Sony Translucent Mirror A33 and Sony A700 Comparison

If you’ve purchased one of Sony’s new translucent mirror cameras recently (as of Dec/2010), and have wondered about how it really compares to a traditional DSLR as far as image quality is concerned, and if there is such a thing as a “penalty” resulting from a mirror that doesn’t flip up and out of the way to fully expose the

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