February 11 2011 - Photo Jottings

February 11 2011


It’s been a while since I’ve had a random thought, so here goes: while taking some test shots with the new Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm lens at a local hiking trail-head, I came upon this sign, which I’m assuming was erected by educated, important people of Oro Valley, AZ.  In a nut-shell, it says you’re entering a dangerous area, full of wild beasts, best not to walk here and hurt things, or yourself, turn around and go to the nearest shopping mall and walk there.  I thought a better place for this type of sign, slightly re-worded, would be along the highway as you enter the city, and should read; Caution; polluted, people infested area ahead, criminals, crackpots and crazies present, use city at your own risk!!  Well, whatever.  I’m much more comfortable in the desert, at peace with the snakes, bobcats and scorpions than I am in a concrete jungle.

I’ve just about wrapped up the Sony CZ 24mm review, and should be posting it this weekend.  As you can see below, you’re able to get some decent background blur at F/2 with the 24mm lens.  Also, I’m working up a comparison of the Sony CZ 24mm F/2, CZ 16-35mm F/2.8, CZ 24-70mm F/2.8, and CZ 16-80mm (using the A580) all at 24mm (or 16mm) with the APS-C lens.  I’ve already taken the comps, and after I post it (next week sometime) there will no doubt be another round of misguided chatter based on the results (remember this comp).  I’m just prepping ya…….

You don’t say? Sony A900 and CZ 24mm F/2 @F/2
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