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Minolta 70-210mm Comparison

Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 (Beercan) and Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5

Comparison at 70mm and 210mm with center, mid-level and corner crops.  The Sony A900 was used for this review. In a nut-shell, the Minolta 70-210mm F/4 is a better lens overall, (including build and image quality), but the smaller and slightly newer variable aperture model is quite good when zoomed…

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70-200mm F/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Comparison

I’ve worked up a direct comparison using various image crops from the four telephoto lenses listed below.  The crops used here are the same as the crops used in each corresponding lens review.  This comparison is just for fun as the real differences between each lens wouldn’t be noticeable (in most cases, but not all) unless displayed side-by-side as I’ve…

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24mm Wide Angle Comparison

Many people are wondering how the Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F/2 prime lens performs when compared directly to the Sony Carl Zeiss zooms at 24mm.  Below is a direct comparison, but you should not use the outcome here solely when making a purchasing decision.  There are other factors that are sometimes far more important than sharpness or distortion.  Heft, flare/ghosting …

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APS-C Super-wide Zoom Comparison

I’ve worked up a direct comparison using various image crops from the three super-wide zoom lenses listed below.  The crops used here are the same as the crops used in each corresponding lens review.  This comparison is just for fun as the real differences between each lens may not be very noticeable unless displayed side-by-side as I’ve done here.  The…

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85mm Prime Lens Comparison

I’ve worked up a direct comparison using various image crops from the three 85mm prime lenses listed below.  I started at F/2.8 for the purpose of comparing the two very expensive lenses with the very cheap Sony 85/2.8 SAM.  If you want to see how the Sony CZ and Sigma do against one another, go to the Sigma 85/1.4 HSM

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