February 2 2011 - Photo Jottings

February 2 2011


 I’m getting quite a few messages from people wanting to know when I’m going to review some of the new after-market lenses, like the A005 Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DI VC USD (supposedly as good as the Sony 70-300mm G lens), or the Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM that just had a rather large price reduction, from $1699 to $1399 now.  The short answer is; I’m not sure, but I definitely want to review those two lenses along with several others!!  The new Tamron 70-300mm is still not available for Sony due to a heavier demand than anticipated, at least according to the Tamron website—read: filling orders for Canon and Nikon first.  I’m hoping I can review the Sigma 70-200mm soon, and compare it to the Sony 70-200mm F/2.8 SSM, along with an after-market tele-converter like Kenko etc.

Also, Sonyalpharumors is claiming to have a pretty solid fix on the highly anticipated A77 SLT.  Look for an announcement in the near future, followed by a late-summer release date.  This will be the loooooong awaited A700 replacement camera!

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