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!