September 28 2008 - Photo Jottings

September 28 2008


I’m ahead of schedule for once, and have the long awaited Sony, Nikon and Canon kit lens shootout ready.  I used 6mp cameras for the review, such as the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D for Sony, D40 for Nikon and the Digital Rebel for Canon.  It’s more fun to review lenses with these lower resolution cameras as they don’t magnify every flaw in a lens.   I also have complete and seperate reviews for the Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS, and the Nikon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR, I took down the older “II” version of this lens.

For all you Sony servile flatterers out there; you may not want to read this review, and should probably stay in Sony chatrooms or forums.  I receive no money or loaners from Sony, and have nothing to do with Sony, so I’m free to say what I think about their products, and don’t have to worry about retribution.  I plan on doing a series of reviews, comparing Sony, Nikon and Canon lenses.  Why?  Because I’m interested in seeing how they perform against each other, and hopefully it’ll dispel some senseless gossip in the process.  I’ll start with the APS-C only lenses first, then move on to the full frame designed lenses, though still using the cameras listed above, I’m not buying full frame bodies from Nikon and Canon.  I have no vested interest in the outcome of the reviews, I’m simply going to state what I think, which undoubtedly will cause some people to get mad.  If Sony has a good product, I’ll say so, if they have a bad product, I’ll say so, that’s just the way it is folks!
Coming later this week, a review of the Minolta AF 24-50mm F/4, quite popular on eBay for around $150.

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