Category Archives: Lenses

Sony Lens Rebates

Sony are offering a range of rebates in the US on lenses suitable for the A77. Full details are at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon. Some of the most interesting for the A77 include the 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8 and 85mm … Continue reading

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Sony 16-50mm f2.8 Lens Reviews

Although the kit lens is an inportant part of the package for many A77 buyers, I haven’t seen many reviews of the lens alone yet. These are the ones I’ve found: Photoreview (Australia) have the most in-depth test. They found … Continue reading

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A77 First Impressions

I’ve not taken my A77 outside yet, but here’s some first impression from handling it: The lens build quality seems really good. It’s a chunky lens, quite heavy too, and the zoom and focus rings have a reassuring feel. The … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Sample Images

There’s a fair number of sample images now available, albeit from pre-production cameras: ephotozine has samples up to ISO 3200 photographyblog has 60 sample photos and some video. popphoto has 13 images of New York City shot with the A77 … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Announced

As expected, the Sony A77 was announced August 24th. I’ve already pre-ordered mine from Warehouseexpress.com (UK). In the US it can be pre-ordered at Amazon: Sony A77 with 16-50mm Kit Lens and Sony A77 Body only, at Adorama – Sony … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Pictures From Germany

From the website http://www.d-slt.de/sony-a77/:

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #11 – Decent Build Quality Of The Lens

One of the very few things that I’ve missed while enjoying using the Sony A35 is a solid build quality to the kit lens. Like similar lenses from Nikon, Canon and Olympus, the Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is optically good for … Continue reading

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Will The Sony A77 Be Too Good For Some Lenses?

In Thom Hogan’s review of the Nikon D7000, there’s some interesting comments about how the capabilities of the latest sensors are starting to show the limits of some lenses. In particular Thom says that the D7000 makes the Nikon 18-200mm … Continue reading

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A77 1080p Rumour Goes Down Well With The Video Crowd

EOS-HD has responded very positively to a rumour that the A77 will shoot 1080p video at 60/50/25/24fps. They also are positive about the prospects the A77 sensor is designed to cope well with video and the 16-50mm f2.8 is video … Continue reading

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New Picture of 16-50mm f2.8

Digital Camera Planet has a picture of what they say are new Sony products, including the A77 battery grip – but not the camera itself – and the 16-50mm f2.8. My first impression of the lens is that it looks … Continue reading

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