November 30 2008 - Photo Jottings

November 30 2008


The Minolta AF 24-50mm F/4 lens review has been updated with full frame results.  It’s not a bad little lens, but there’re better choices in my opinion.  I’m planing on updating the Minolta AF 24mm F/2.8, Minolta/Sony 28mm F/2.8, Minolta AF 35-70mm F/4, and the Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 during the month of December.

I’ve added the two new lenses from Sony to the “Sony lens chart” page.  If you’re interested in all the specifications, you’ll have to look in the “shop Carl Zeiss lenses” link or “shop G series lenses” link, not the regular lens pages at  I’m a little surprised that Sony made the 70-400mm F/4-5.6 Teleconverter compatible, but as you’ll see, there will be no auto-focus.  Based on my own review of using teleconverters on a zoom lens, the 2.0x will be worthless, but that’s easily predictable I also have massively updated the “coming soon” page, so check that out and see what kind of work I’ve got ahead of me!  The lenses are not put in order of review, so I’ll let you know what’s coming up next.

Speaking of the next review, this time it’ll be the Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 CZ.  Since I just finished a couple of fast medium zooms I thought I might end the series with the most recent model and see how it stands up to the old models.  On a side note; I added all the upcoming lens reviews to the “lens reviews” page, which are listed in red.Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.  I had some leftover pizza and a can of Schlitz, OK, not the most exciting thing on the menu, but I’m not a “big feast” kind of person.

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