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Dirty Lens

Equipment used for this article; the Sony A900 and Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.

Here’s a typical scene from a tourist trap destination, usually somewhere in the southern US: an older guy wearing sandals, dress socks and a Madras or Guayabera shirt, carrying around a Nikon or Leica camera outfit and taking snapshots at high noon.  After every few …

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Short Focus for Sharper Shots

Results of “short” focusing for sharper shots using the Sony 20mm F/2.8 lens.

I’ve noticed on several lenses that by “short” focusing (which I’ll call it in this article) you may be able to gain some sharpness.  The reason I’m using the Sony 20mm F/2.8 for this article is because it shows the most improvement by using this focusing method…

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of the new A580, so I thought I’d provide some side-by-side ISO comparisons of Sony’s flagship A900, the old and outdated A700, and last, but not least A580.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