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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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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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