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Sony Translucent Mirror A33 and Sony A700 Comparison

If you’ve purchased one of Sony’s new translucent mirror cameras recently (as of Dec/2010), and have wondered about how it really compares to a traditional DSLR as far as image quality is concerned, and if there is such a thing as a “penalty” resulting from a mirror that doesn’t flip up and out of the way to fully expose the

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Sony SteadyShot vs Sigma Optical Stabilizer

Sony DSLR users may, or may not know they don’t get any visual benefit from sensor-shift type image stabilization, that is, the Sony SteadyShot stabilization only begins its job once the mirror is up and out of the way, after you press the shutter button.  Canon and Nikon DSLR users have grown accustomed to seeing the smoothing effects of their …

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Minolta 70-210mm Comparison

Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 (Beercan) and Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5

Comparison at 70mm and 210mm with center, mid-level and corner crops.  The Sony A900 was used for this review. In a nut-shell, the Minolta 70-210mm F/4 is a better lens overall, (including build and image quality), but the smaller and slightly newer variable aperture model is quite good when zoomed…

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70-200mm F/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Comparison

I’ve worked up a direct comparison using various image crops from the four telephoto lenses listed below.  The crops used here are the same as the crops used in each corresponding lens review.  This comparison is just for fun as the real differences between each lens wouldn’t be noticeable (in most cases, but not all) unless displayed side-by-side as I’ve…

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