March 30 2008 - Photo Jottings

March 30 2008


Sony blows another release date.  This time it’s the 70-300mm G lens.  Initially they were to ship 4/4/08 according to the website, now they list 5/2/08 as the new date.  You would’ve thought they would learn their lesson after the first few mistakes, like the quasi DSLR R1; a month late; and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm lens, which missed the release date by a good six months; and don’t forget the newly released 55-200mm which was several months behind schedule.  So now I won’t be able to give you the review of the 70-300mm G lens in April (obviously) so let’s try for May.

In other news, I’ve been using the Sigma 10-20mm more often, and actually like it better than the Sony 11-18mm.  The Sigma is sharper in the corners wide open and a little better handling CA.  It also focuses much better on the A700 than the A100.  Better yet, it’s $100 less expensive than the Sony model.

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