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Sony 500mm F/8 Reflex Lens Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 500mm F/8 reflex lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens SAL-500F80  Sony 500mm F/8 reflex super telephoto Box contents
Rear cap, vinyl lens cover with drawstrings, users manual and two filters, a clear and ND4 filter. Cost $649 retail, discontinued around 2010. Build quality Good Additional information
Has focus hold button and built-in…

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Sony A35 SLT Review

Sony A35 camera review

The Sony A35 camera is a very small and light-weight DSLR ‘type’ camera that uses a stationary (and silent) ‘translucent’ mirror instead of a traditional mirror that moves up and down, sometimes causing an annoying slapping sound.  Sony recently perfected translucent mirror technology, (first used decades ago), and caused quite a stir at introduction because of …

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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-1680Z  Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, nice carrying case and users manual. Cost $998 retail Build quality Good Additional information
Performs much the same as the…

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Sony CZ 16-35mm F/2.8 SSM Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 SSM zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens SAL-1635Z  Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Box contents
Front and rear caps, users manual, hood and soft case. Cost $1998 retail for original version, $2250 for II version. Build quality Very good Additional information
New Carl Zeiss…

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Sony CZ 16-80mm and Sony 16-105mm Comparison

This page covers the differences, and similarities of the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 and Sony 16-105mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lenses.

Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5

Lens Sony Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm  F/3.5-4.5 ZA zoom  Equivalent to 24-120mm.  APS-C cameras only. Box contents This lens came with a hood, front and rear caps and a padded case. Cost $699 Build

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