Sony A390 soon to be obsolete, and thoughts on other stuff.
Sonyalpharumors is reporting the Sony A390 may soon be added to the list of Sony products that are no longer available. If true, the A560-A580 will be the only APS-C cameras with an optical viewfinder, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see those phased out soon too.
I liked the Vivitar 7mm fisheye I reviewed so much, I bought the loaner! It’s wider than the Sony 16mm fisheye, but it’s made for a smaller APS-C camera. Don’t worry about manual focusing and aperture, most of your daylight shots will be in the range of F/8-11 at infinity focus, with some exposure compensation dialed in when needed.
I’m starting to check out the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 HSM right now, let’s hope this copy is good! I also have a Tamron 60mm F/2 macro lens. If everything goes well, I’ll have those reviews posted by the end of the month or the first week of May. Look for a quick review of the CLM-V55 Sony monitor next month. I’m using it right now, and it’s pretty cool!