completed the "coming soon" list by finishing the Minolta 35-70mm F/4 lens review
. This lens turned in a good performance, in fact, real good considering I've seen them sell on ebay for
less than $10. I'm glad I got it off the list as it was pending for over a year now. There's nothing
like a timely review.
I've been working on a tour of the Newcamerareview.com
command post. Look for the lame filler material this weekend, maybe I can come up with some real material in the
I'm finally nearing the end of my backlogged lens reviews. Ready for your scrutiny are two lenses, the
Sony 11-18mm super wide angle
, which reviewed the same (no surprise) as the Konica Minolta 11-18mm, then the Sony 24-105mm zoom
, another re-badged Minolta film lens.
This is the first Sony lens that gets my "poor" build quality
and "I wouldn't buy it" rating. Read the review to find out why
. Stay tuned for the
Minolta 35-70mm F/4 review coming up soon.
is happening in the camera world right now. I though maybe at least one manufacturer would throw us a bone, like Nikon
did last year with the D40. Sigma announced a couple of new fisheye lenses today, a 4.5mm and 10mm, designed specifically
for the APS-C sensor. Unfortunately, they don't list Sony as one of the lens mount options.
completed my Sony 18-200mm review
, and it's the same (as expected) as the Konica Minolta 18-200mm. I'd rather buy the Sony 18-250mm
or Tamron 18-250mm
, even for a little extra money. They're better in just about every department, and have a little extra reach.
The Sony A 700 is also available on the Sonystyle website, with the same bundle as the Bestbuy below for $1599, though
with free shipping. I don't like the Sonystyle website, it's real buggy. It wiped out my information twice
as I was trying to order something. I ended up ordering from B&H photo.
If anyone out there is thinking about buying the new Sony A700, you might
want to check out Bestbuy.com.
They're selling it for $1599 as a bundle, which includes the body and the Sony 18-200mm lens.
The lens normally sells for $499, so you should be able to ebay it and get at least $400, which brings the A700 body
price down to $1199, that's a pretty good deal considering it was just released.
lack of anything else better to do, I decided to post my latest "Idle chat room" article, this time on topics I'm
sure are near and dear to your hearts. The first part is a quick and easy camera sensor cleaning on my Sony A100, then
I ramble on about the
gadgets I take hiking with me. Feel like wasting 5 minutes? check it out here!