July 9 2011 - Photo Jottings

July 9 2011


Reviews and other news.

The Tamron 70-300mm USD review is almost finished, and will probably be posted by Monday or Tuesday.  It’s a great lens but has some quirks.  Following the review by a couple of days will be the Tamron and Sony 70-300mm quick comparison, it’s interesting and a little surprising.

 I’ve started the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 review; so far it’s great, but I didn’t expect it to be so tough to focus properly around F/1.4-2 at less than infinity distances.
Marc, from the Netherlands wrote me to point out a much cheaper alternative to the LED litepanels
listed below.  A place called CooLLCD has some similar LED devices, but costing less than half the price!  Additionally, the HDV-Z96 can use Sony video batteries for super long life, as well as AAs.  Marc says they were available at B&H Photo at some point in time, but they aren’t right now.  I’ve never shopped at CooLLCD, but assume it’s a legit place.
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