January 15 2008 - Photo Jottings

January 15 2008


I had server problems yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post my review page for the A 700.  Go here to check it out.  So far, I’ve come up with a few random observations, plus the requisite product shots.  Also, I’ve compared the A 700 and A 100 side-by-side in my standard ISO table.  The A 100 only goes to 1600, meaning I had a couple of empty boxes to use, so I put in an upscaled Konica Minolta 5D ISO 3200 next to the A 700, then I used an ISO 1600 full crop from the Panasonic Lumix FX100 against the ISO 6400 from the A 700—not as bad as you might think!

In other news; has anyone heard anything about the Sony DT 55-200mm lens that was bragged up by Sony a few months ago?  My lens brochure I received with the A 700 has it listed as a regular item, but I can’t find it for sale anywhere. Also, the 24-70mm CZ F/2.8 isn’t listed in the brochure at all, but the 70-300mm G SSM is listed and says it’ll be available “spring 08” or so they say.

One more item of note: one of the bigger camera review sites has a “first impressions review” of the new Sony A 200.  Now I’m not claiming to be a great product shot artist, but the shots they posted are pretty bad.  It’s clear to me they aren’t really interested in the camera.  I don’t normally like to slam other people and their sites, but they must’ve been having a bad day when they created this article, it’s almost funny.  Digitalcamerainfo.com

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