February 2 2010 - Photo Jottings

February 2 2010


Oh Dear!  Amazon.com must’ve gotten fed-up with dpreview’s camera rating system, now they want them to change it.  I guess they got mad at the occasional “recommended” rating for their cameras instead of the more appropriate “highly recommended” rating.  Read their spiel for a good laugh.

I see Tokina is going to market a “DT” lens for the Sony mount, it’ll be the 11-16mm F/2.8, probably the same as the Canon and other mounts, though the price point is listed at $1046, that seems like way too much money.  The weight comes in at 560g, so it has some heft.  According to the Japanese language website, it has 13 elements in 11 groups, a poor reproduction rate of 1:11.6 or 0.086x, a 77mm filter, minimum aperture of F/22, a FOV of 104°-82°, and 9 aperture blades–that’s good. 

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