Here's the full review of the Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6, which I've been working hard on all through the holiday weekend. There's a few good points and a few not-so-good
points to ponder, so settle back with all that left-over food and enjoy the review!
a fancy studio shot of the new Nikon D40. I'm more than likely going to review this camera if I can get one soon.
Hopefully, Nikon is better about release dates than Sony, (read below) so it should be the first part of December, then a
couple weeks for the full review to appear, which will naturally include a review of the "kit" lens. Follow
the link for a
product tour courtesy of Nikon, where you'll find 14 pictures
of the D40.
out my in-depth review of the Minolta AF 28mm F/2.8 lens.
I appears to be the same as the re-badged Sony, selling for $249, though the Minolta sells on ebay for around
the $50 mark. This lens may not be the most useful, but it won't hurt you to have a look:)
Nikon announces the new D40, a downgrade to the D50, but I think consumers will benefit in the long run, meaning excellent image
quality and noise reduction, even at high ISOs for a good price. It's nice to see a company go for quality instead
of quantity in this day and age. Check the quick specs below or go to the full specs page here.
- ISO 200-3200
- 2.5" 230,000 LCD
- Flash sync up to 1/500s
- optional wireless
- 1.2lb, 5.0w x 2.5d x 3.7h
- sold only as a "kit" (with lens)
- In stores Dec. 2006
Before you is yet another lens I'll be reviewing soon. My limited use so far has revealed a pretty decent
lens, but we won't judge it until the full review. I'd like to get my hands on the new Carl Zeiss 16-80mm but
there seems to be a problem getting it to market. Sony's website said they would take orders starting Oct. 6th but
now they've pulled that statement and no word period. The 75-300mm I'll review in the next couple of weeks.
Update: Sony now says the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm will be available in the spring of '07,
looks like Sony once again has some serious production problems.
- Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6
- circular aperture, 7 blade
- lens hood
- Max mag .25x
to 112.5-450mm on aps-c
- Filter 55mm
- Weight 460g
- Min aperture F/32
Here's a new lens from Tamron, due out in 2007; I assume early in the year.
No pricing yet but most likely $500 - $600. Focal length equivalent on an aps-c size sensor approximately 27mm-375mm.
- Tamron SP AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical
- Compatible Mount: Canon, pentax, Samsung, Sony/maxxum and Nikon.
- Maximum Mag
- Weight: 430g (15.2oz)
- Filter size: 62mm
- Lens construction: 16 elements/13 groups
- Min aperture: F/22
- MFD: 17.7"
- Zoom lock---finally!