Sony blows another release date. This time it’s the 70-300mm G lens. Initially they were to ship 4/4/08 according to the website SonyStyle.com, now they list 5/2/08 as the new date. You would’ve thought they would learn their lesson after the first few mistakes, like the quasi DSLR R1; a month late; and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm lens, which missed the release date by a good six months; and don’t forget the newly released 55-200mm which was several months behind schedule. So now I won’t be able to give you the review of the 70-300mm G lens in April (obviously) so let’s try for May.
In other news, I’ve been using the Sigma 10-20mm more often, and actually like it better than the Sony 11-18mm. The Sigma is sharper in the corners wide open and a little better handling CA. It also focuses much better on the A700 than the A100. Better yet, it’s $100 less expensive than the Sony model.