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‘E’ Mount Lens Chart

Go here for an up-to-date list of all lenses that will fit this mount.  The chart below does not have the newest lenses listed, and I don’t plan on updating it as the list of native ‘E’ mount system lenses is becoming quite large and a bit overwhelming to display this way.  This chart is from the old site, and…

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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of the new A580, so I thought I’d provide some side-by-side ISO comparisons of Sony’s flagship A900, the old and outdated A700, and last, but not least A580.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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