January 7 2010 - Photo Jottings

January 7 2010


The great Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 lens review is ready.  Once again I’d like to thank a kind reader, Steve from CT for making it possible for me to review the Tamron lens.  It’s a good way to help me, and others in the Sony/Minolta community.

The crops taken for the APS-C section in the review confirm my findings in the comparison review.  Half a dozen sharpness sets all turning out the same validates my conclusions, sorry haters.   I’ve had a lot of fun doing this review and the accompanying comp review.  The overwhelming response has been positive, although I think I ticked off a couple of Sony reps, (they never denied being from Sony in email correspondence) and in a threatening manner tried to get me to take down the (comp) review!!  This kind of stuff is one of the reasons why I started this site, and I relish the thought that my little site here actually matters.  Hate mail means you have credibility.  I get (by my own site stats, not alexa) about 50k visitors a month now, (with steady growth), most big photo sites get that in a day or less.  I didn’t think I was all that relevant with that kind of traffic, but apparently I’m up-and-coming as they say.

In related news; I’m thinking of writing an article about sharpness soon—very soon seems appropriate, and other lens issues, and how it can destroy the hobby of photography.  This in itself is a shame, and I’d like to show folks that camera and lens choices are not all that important, even for people taking pictures for money.

So I’m reinvigorated, and ready to move on to other reviews and articles.  I think the next review will be a comparison between the Sony 28mm F/2.8, and the Minolta AF 28mm F/2.

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