July 24 2008 - Photo Jottings

July 24 2008


I’ve nearly completed the Sony 70-300mm G SSM F/4.5-5.6 review, I say nearly because I’d like to show some real world telephoto shots and comparisons to other lenses, but this time of year in Tucson, AZ the temps stay around 105° plus, and you wind up with massive heat shimmer, which wreaks havoc on telephoto shots.  So the long distance outside shots will come later.  I do have a pretty good review though, and have some nice examples of the differences in this lens and the much less expensive Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6.  The newly designed Sony lens turned in a great performance, especially wide-open where it’s nice and sharp, and has low distortion, ghosting and CA.

When reading the review make sure you make the distinction of the two lenses.  The $229 lens starts off at 75mm, and the current review lens starts off at 70mm.  I  also use the “G SSM” to further try and separate them.

I’ve had to push back the teleconverter reviews for the reasons stated above, but I should have the Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 wide angle lens review done the first week of July.

Click for review.

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